Marcus A. Dinkins, professionally known as “Mr Marc D” is no stranger to the music industry. He burst onto the music scene in 2009 as one of the founding members of Dallas, Texas “GS Boyz” with the group’s hit sensation the “Stanky Legg.”. The debut single peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart, and the video topped the countdown on BET’s 106 & Park in February 2009. The success of the single also resulted in a 2009 BET Awards nomination for “Best Group” and was awarded Gold certification December 2010.
Long before the group’s first hit, Marc D—at age 16—penned and produced many of the local hits, like “Twisted,” “He Don’t Deserve You” and “Hit The G-Spot” which helped establish the name “G-Spot Boys” as well as their following. By the fall of 2009, tension mounted within the group over creative differences, and the group split.
Undeterred by the separation and sensing an opportunity to establish his own declaration of musical freedom, Marc D stepped out on his own. With a focus primarily geared towards developing his talents as a producer and solo artist, Marc D built his own recording studio and established his own recording and production company “MAD ENTERTAINMENT, LLC” to produce, publish and distribute his own recordings and visual projects.
By the summer of 2010, at age 19, Marc D dropped his first solo project through his MAD ENTERTAINMENT label entitled “In My Own,” a 10-track album exclusively written and produced by MARC D. The project produced notable underground hits, “Uh Huh,” “My Baby” and his craftily written and composed personal anthem “Nobody Like Me” all of which included video visuals that were featured on various underground hiphop blog sites.
From 2010 to 2013, Marc D has released four exclusively produced projects under his MAD ENTERTAINMENT entity, “In My Own” (Album); “Phenom” (Mixtape) primarily consisted of tracks of Marc D and his two older siblings “Blacjacc 7” and “Mike Deuce “; “Work & Party” (Mixtape) hosted by legendary Dallas DJ and MMG label mate “Hollyhood A BayBay” which included the highly successful underground single “Too Turnt Up” featuring “Hazel – E” and “Platinum Minds.”
In spring 2013 after enrolling as a full-time student at the University of Texas—Arlington, Marc D teamed up with fellow classmate “DJ Swerve” (Dallas Campus Kings DJ) and began production on his latest solo project “Skool Dayz.” Releasing the smooth kickback sensation “Roll It Up” (Produced by A1 Productionz), as the first single and video visual from the “Skool Dayz” mixtape, with additional singles and visuals to be released in Q2 2014. The “Skool Dayz” project speaks to every lover of music and puts the industry on notice that Marc D is far more than a charismatic one hit wonder, but a talented young force in the industry who at an early age, has experienced more success than many do in a lifetime. For Marc D, music is not just his passion, it’s his destiny, and how fortunate we are to go along for the ride.