Marley Marl

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Marley Marl
Birth name Marlon Williams
Born (1962-09-30) September 30, 1962 (age 53)
New York City, New York, United States
Origin Queensbridge, 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 MC Shan, Juice Crew, Kool G. Rap, King Tee, Rakim, LL Cool J, KRS-One, Masta Ace, Pete Rock, Nas, TLC (group), Lords of the Underground
Notable instruments
Akai MPC-60, 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.

Marl was referenced on Biggie Smalls' track "Juicy" as being one of Smalls' early influences. His music has also influenced RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock.[1]





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