Mars Black (musician)

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Mars Black is an Omaha, Nebraska based hip-hop artist, born in Brooklyn, New York. Black takes his stage name from Mars Blackman, a character that appeared in Air Jordan commercials directed by Spike Lee in the 1980s.[1] His debut album, Folks Music, was released on Team Love Records in 2004 to mixed reviews.[2][3][4] Black is the only rapper signed to Team Love, which is a label owned by Conor Oberst primarily associated with indie rock.[1] He toured with such acts as Bright Eyes and The Faint in 2005.[5] In 2008, he released his second full-length for Team Love, Stay Black.[6]


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  1. ^ a b Biography, Allmusic
  2. ^ Review, Allmusic
  3. ^ Review, Pop Matters
  4. ^ Review, Pitchfork Media
  5. ^ Bright Eyes, The Faint, Mars Black. Glide Magazine, April 21, 2005.
  6. ^ Review, Allmusic

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