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|Birth name||Marcus D. Plater|
|Born||December 7, 1988|
|Origin||Kenilworth, Washington D.C., United States|
|Labels||Studio 43/SRC Records/Universal Republic|
Raised in Kenilworth, Washington, D.C., and heavily influenced by the District’s percussion-based rhythms of “Go-Go”, Marky has also become a student of hip-hop, embracing a variety of influences. At the age of 11, Marky began his journey as an artist - from rapping over hip-hop classics and teaming up for a song with the legendary Erick Sermon of EPMD, to experiencing the opportunity to freestyle with Big Daddy Kane.
In 2006, Ken Williams introduced Marky to Mark “TarBoy” Williams of the St. Louis-based production duo Trackboyz, known for crafting chart topping hits for Nelly (“Air Force Ones”) and J-Kwon ("Tipsy"), among others. The Trackboyz signed him to their upstart label.
Marky then joined the Studio 43 boutique label. He released the go-go-influenced single "Thug Passion" and opened the Screamfest '07 tour in Washington, D.C. He then went on to release two mixtapes: Homework 4.3 and The Drive-Thru, both of which were hosted by DJ Mick Boogie. Shortly after, Marky’s first single "Sheila" caught the attention of SRC Records chairman Steve Rifkind. On April 3, 2009, Marky released the "mini-album" Nothing is 43ver.
After parting ways with Studio 43, Marky has set out on his own with his new bi-coastal team Winning Streak on a new project titled Divine Intervention. It was released in 2012 as a free digital release.
|2010||Where She From?||Markyland, USA|
|2007||Homework 4.3||Studio 43|
|2008||The Drive-Thru||Studio 43|
|2009||Nothing is 43ver||Studio 43/SRC Records|
|2010||Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 1||Studio 43/SRC Records|
|2010||Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 2||Studio 43/SRC Records|
|2010||Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 3||Studio 43/SRC Records|
|2012||Divine Intervention||Winning Streak/Universal Republic Records|
- "Sheila" Video Youtube
- Interview with Marky, "Thisis50 "
- Listen/Download Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 1 Bandcamp
- Listen/Download Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 2 Bandcamp
- Listen/Download Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 3 Bandcamp