Young Marqus, aka “YM”, is a child prodigy, poised to be a new and exciting breath of fresh air in the Music Industry. At the youthful age of 10, Young Marqus instantly garnered the respect of industry veterans such as Lupe Fiasco and B.O.B who allowed him to be the opening act during their recent STEPPIN LASER Tour. Most Recently, Lupe Fiasco endorsed YM’s talent by posting YM’s “Words I Never Said”(cover) along with words of respect and appreciation on his social media sites as well as his blog, The LupEND Blog, driving fans from all over the world to become instant fans of Young Marqus. Young Marqus has also been featured on popular Hip-Hop Blogs such as “World Star Hip Hop” and “This Is 50”.
Young Marqus has spent the past year and a half putting his talent and magic to pen and paper. With the release of singles and videos from his current mix tape, Respect Me, Young Marqus has gained attention and interest, from people all over the world. He has also secured a spot opening up for Lupe Fiasco on his Generation Laser tour through which, he is guaranteed to incite worldwide pandemonium and attract new fans of all ages.
Born in Houston, Texas on December 29, 1999 to a teenage single mother, who is also a very talented singer/rapper, in her own right, you could say that Marqus was raised by hip-hop. As a baby, Marqus was often on his mother’s hip in the recording studio or with his beloved Grandmother, also an avid music lover, so it was no surprise when Marqus learned to rap before he could talk. Music became his primary form of expression.
As Marqus has grown up, he and his mother have endured many ups and downs in their lives together and were forced to confront severe financial hardships along the way. Where most would lose hope and succumb to the pressure of the many challenges life throws at you, Marqus became inspired and encouraged by his mothers example. He quickly learned to cope through his music, expressing himself and channeling his perseverance through these hardships, even during the worst of times. During an especially trying period, Marqus and his mother were homeless; living in their car with nothing but a garbage bag to shield them from the gaping hole in the convertible roof. Marqus and his mother somehow found a way to escape their dismal reality by playing instrumental tracks on the car stereo and free styling, back and forth, with each other. To date, Marqus credits the struggles he and his mother successfully endured together in helping him hone his brilliant skills and providing the motivation he put forth in earning his merit as an Honor Student at his School.
The accumulation of life experiences Marqus has overcome by his young age of 11, have given him a maturity and poise that is well beyond his years. His persona and presence sets him apart from any other Artist, let alone child, of his age. The talent of Young Marqus is undeniable and is growing into an enjoyment of music lovers throughout the World. Any and all who have ever thought that hip-hop is dead, are about to learn that it has been re-born in YM: The Future…
Currently, YM is teamed up with Smart Boy/Grand Boy Entertainment for management and Two Much Entertainment for recording production.
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