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Marley Marl
Marley Marl
Marlon Williams aka Dj Marley Marl.jpg
Marley Marl in Nottingham, England 1999
Background information
Marlon Williams
Born (1962-09-30) September 30, 1962 (age 56)
New York City, New York, United States
OriginQueensbridge, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop
  • Disc-jockey
  • record producer
  • rapper
  • record executive
Instruments
1983-present
Labels

Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer and record executive, primarily operating in hip hop music. Marlon grew up in Queensbridge housing projects located in Queens New York. He is credited with influencing a number of hip hop icons such as RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock.[1] He was also featured on Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid In Full" from their debut album which was also recorded in his studio. As a producer, one notable project was LL Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out. Marley Marl became interested in music, by performing in local talent shows, during the early days of rap music. He caught his big break in 1984, with artist Roxanne Shante's hit Roxanne's Revenge. Marley Marl is also responsible for starting the musical band Juice Crew alongside DJ Mr. Magic.

Discography

Compilations

  • House of Hits (1995)
  • Best of Cold Chillin' (2001)
  • Marley Marl's House of Hits (released 2007)
  • Hip Hop's Hero w/ Nikal Fieldz (released 2010)

Popular culture

Marl was referenced on Biggie Smalls' track "Juicy" as being one of Smalls' early influences.[2]

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