Marley Marl

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Marley Marl
Marlon Williams aka Dj Marley Marl.jpg
Nottingham/England 1999
Background information
Birth name Marlon Williams
Born (1962-09-30) September 30, 1962 (age 54)
New York City, New York, United States
Origin Queensbridge Houses, Queens, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) CEO, DJ, record producer, rapper
Years active 1983–present
Labels Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros./Def Jam Records/Barely Breaking Even
Associated acts Juice Crew, LL Cool J, Lords of the Underground, Heavy D, KRS-One, Cormega, Nas, TLC, Bell Biv DeVoe, Kool G Rap
Notable instruments
Akai MPC60, E-mu SP-1200, Roland TR-808

Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known as Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music. He is credited with influencing a number of Hip Hop icons such as RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock.[1]



  • House of Hits (1995)
  • Best of Cold Chillin' (2001)
  • Marley Marl's House of Hits (released 2007)
  • Hip Hop's Hero w/ Nikal Fieldz (released 2010)

popular culture[edit]

Marl was referenced on Biggie Smalls' track "Juicy" as being one of Smalls' early influences. [2]


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