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Birth name Marcus D. Plater
Born (1988-12-07) December 7, 1988 (age 28)
Origin Kenilworth, Washington D.C., United States
Genres Hip hop/Rap/Pop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer
Years active 2007–present
Labels Studio 43/SRC Records/Universal Republic

Marky (real name Marcus D. Plater, born December 7, 1988) is a rap/hip-hop artist from Washington D.C. signed under SRC Records/Universal Republic.

Early life[edit]

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.

Rap career[edit]

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"[1] caught the attention of SRC Records chairman Steve Rifkind.[2] 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.



Year Song Album
2008 Sheila[1]
2010 Where She From? Markyland, USA


Year Title Label
2007 Homework Studio 43
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[3] Studio 43/SRC Records
2010 Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 2[4] Studio 43/SRC Records
2010 Journey to Markyland, USA: Rest Stop 3[5] Studio 43/SRC Records
2012 Divine Intervention Winning Streak/Universal Republic Records


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