Issue #91 - Digital Cover

Published on August 21st, 2015 | by Jerry Doby

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Mr Marc D still on the music trail and getting that ‘GWOP’

BET Award nominee Marcus A. Dinkins, professionally known as “Mr Marc D” exploded onto the music scene in 2009 as one of the founding members “Stanky Legg” creators, “GS Boyz” of Dallas, TX. The debut single, hit the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The video topped the countdown on BET’s 106 & Park in February 2009. Today, he’s back on the scene bringing a diverse body of work, but never deserting the “party music” scene. Fighting the “typecasting” mindset of a highly programmed music audience these days, he takes the opportunity to meld his current songs with a more dedicated story and signature elements, to his growing body of work.

Self awareness and being a part of the pulse of change and growth, Marc has returned to college (UTA), majoring in film direction. He already writes and produces his own music, but adding that skill set as part of the toolkit of his emerging imprint, “Mad Entertainment.” He’s already produced a short film entitled “Old Wayz” which showcases his early creative eye and short form story telling ability.

The success of “Stanky Legg” resulted in a 2009 BET Awards nomination for “Best Group” as well as a RIAA certified GOLD record with over 500,000 recordings sold. In 2010 Marc D established “MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC” to produce, publish and distribute his own recordings and visual projects.

From 2010 to present day Mr Marc D and his MAD ENTERTAINMENT entity have worked with and/or produced sound recordings with several notable emerging artist.  In 2013, he collaborated with Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s “Hazel-E” to produce his high voltage fan favorite “Too Turnt Up” also featuring Dallas Texas natives “Platinum Minds”. “Too Turnt Up” became a club staple.

In 2014 Marc D dropped two additional high powered singles, “Roll It Up” a smooth kickback sensation and “Mind Of Its Own,” a bona-fied strip club banger.

Marc D is the consummate entertainer with appearances as diverse as BET Rip the Runway, Spring Bling, 106 & Park, Tom Joyner’s Family Reunion, Hot 97 Summer Jam, MTV and Billboard. The entertainer’s universal appeal is evidenced by tours in the US, Canada, Germany, South Africa and Japan.

Currently, Marc D is set to release his third exclusively produced studio album from his independent label, debuting with his latest money making anthem entitled “GWOP,” exclusively written and produced by Mr Marc D.

2015 is an exciting year for Marc D! His upcoming full length project is special creation from his heart; full of hard hitting and pulsating productions that are sure to set the clubs and airwaves ablaze.

How does he handle his speed of sound movement? With success comes a responsibility, to oneself and those around you, Marc D says, “Stay humble; stay positive; stay focused; stay true to yourself.”

DISCOGRAPHY: 

2008 GS BOYZ – Stanky Leg – Single – JIVE Records

2009 GS BOYZ – Booty Dew – Single – JIVE Records

2010 MR MARC D – In My Own (Album) – MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Recordings

2011 MR MARC D – Phenom (Album) – MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Recordings

2012 MR MARC D – Work & Party (Album) – MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Recordings 2013 MR MARC D – Skool Dayz (Album) – MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Recordings

We got some time out of Mr Marc D’s crazy schedule for an exclusive “Live Session” to discuss his return to music, his drive to get his college degree and some of the most important elements he feels people should know not just about him but the industry in general. Check out our conversation and let the man himself give you the insight on WHY he’s The Hype Magazine man of the hour!

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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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