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Birth name Marva Jean Cooks
Born (1973-08-28) August 28, 1973 (age 43)
Origin Sacramento, California
Genres Rap, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, Hardcore rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1993–present
Labels Marvaless Muzic, West Coast Mafia Records, Legasi Records, AWOL Records
Associated acts C-Bo, Lunasicc, Messy Marv

Marva Jean Cooks II (born August 28, 1973),[1] better known by her stage name Marvaless, is an American rapper from Sacramento, California.[2]


In 1993, a year after finishing high school, Cooks got together with C-Bo to record her debut album, Ghetto Blues, through AWOL Records. Successive solo releases were Just Marvaless (1995), Wiccked (1996), Fearless (1998), and Ghetto Blues 2001 (2001). During this time, Cooks also made a series of guest appearances on records by acts including 2Pac, Conscious Daughters, Mac Mall, Master P, Mac Dre, and AWOL label mates Lunasicc and C-Bo. She also performed with artists including Ice Cube, Biggie Smalls, Do or Die, and Redman.[2][3]

In 2003 she returned to the scene with Bonnie and Clyde, a collaboration album with Messy Marv, followed by another collaboration, 3 Da Hard Way, with The Jacka and Husalah of Mob Figaz in 2005. She followed with her next solo album, Ready Made, the same year. Her most recent album, Queen of The Mob, was released in 2010, and she is planning to release another solo album, Marva Jean, with Legasi Records.[3]She also featured in the album "A Female Grind" by Thugg Miss in 2013.[4]


Solo Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[5]
U.S. R&B
1994 Ghetto Blues - 100
1995 Just Marvaless - 71
1996 Wiccked - 48
1998 Fearless - 43
2001 Ghetto Blues 2001 - -
2005 Ready Made - -
2010 Queen Of The Mob - -

Collaboration Albums[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2012 "New Beginning"
(featuring Marvaless, Rydah J. Klyde & T-Nutty)
C-Bo Orca
2014 "Respect a Real Bitch"
(featuring Marvaless & TinkBadChick)
Thugg Miss A Female Grind


  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database). 
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Marvaless > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Introducing Marvaless AKA Marva Jean". KSFM. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Album:A Female Grind". 
  5. ^ ((( Marvaless > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2011-09-12.

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