Marques Anthony was creating music before he was able to form complete sentences. At the tender age of three, Marques began to play the drums, piano and organ. When given the option to choose athletics or music, Marques chose to follow his passion…Music. In 2006, Marques Anthony (with help from godfather Marcus King, manager of Oscar Award Winner Jamie Foxx) decided to take his future into his own hands and move to Los Angeles, California. Marques played three instruments for the choir by day, and played keyboards in a house band at the renowned Comedy Store by night. Hollywood inevitably came calling thus leading to a publishing deal with Foxx King Publishing; where he would co-write the theme song for MTV's G's to Gents, serving as a commentator on The Foxxhole (a Sirius Radio broadcast), and vocally producing and writing for Jamie Foxx's Grammy nominated album "Intuition". Today, Marques Anthony is fulfilling his ultimate dream of breathing life back into RnB with the release of his Mixtape, The Beginning… The revival of true musicianship in RnB music is soon to come, and its delivery will arrive as Marques Anthony.
“I stand out in a crowd full of standouts,” proclaims Houston TX artist, Ricardo Parker. The music industry today has seen many artists from all areas come and go, with no staying power. Ricardo has a unique and raw talent that exudes reality through street wisdom. Most people twice his age still have been unable to manage and maintain a level head while utilizing their musical talents simultaneously. At age 19 Ricardo took on a huge responsibility of adopting his three younger siblings coercing his transition into adulthood at an early age. A ladies man but, rugged and rough, the south has a side that many are unaware of. Ricardo is the diamond in the dirt that just surfaced to the music industry. Success is a commitment for Ricardo. His work ethic is influenced by, Scarface, Jay-Z, UGK, T.I, Fabolous, T-Pain, Eric Bellinger, Avant, and LL Cool J etc. He doesn’t just want “… a hot single, but a classic album.” His music is a collection of good lyrics and diverse sounds. With this coalescence of attributes, the album will certainly have the power to stand alone, and promote quality music. As an individual artist, he has performed all across the nation in shows with many big names in the industry such as Trey Songz, Snoop, E-40, Bobby Valentino, Nas and Paul Wall etc. Even this early in his career; Ricardo is a positive role model in the entertainment industry, he never has his heart and dedication questioned by anybody. It’s Ricardo’s diverse style ranging from “freaky deeky” to street anthems, which gained his credibility to rock stages as a colleague to major artist instead of just an opening act. Ricardo is currently hard at work on his forthcoming EP, which features Scarface and E-40 just to name a couple. The lead single “Throwback” Feat Eric Bellinger, this is a infectious radio friendly and club record. A perfect balance of street and commercial appeal, “The EP” is set to be one of the most artistic projects to come from an independent act since Drake’s “So Far Gone”. This lavish fly young man will continue to stay humble sharing his musical intelligence and implacable drive. The world has yet to see what this artist can do, it’s about to get REAL.
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...Our goal as DJs is to rock a fucking crowd. Period!" - DJ ICEMAN
Thats my life I was raised to entertain... I was born to please the crowd...