DJ Marcus Jr.

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DJ Marcus Jr.
Birth nameMarcus Wilson Jr.
Also known asMarcus Jr. or DJ Ladykilla
BornLiberia
GenresRap, Trap
Years active2016-present
Associated actsThe Kid Laroi, Dream$Team, DJ Ladykilla

Marcus Wilson professionally known as DJ Marcus Jr. (Formally known as DJ LadyKilla[1]) is an African-Australian rapper.[2] He is best know for collaborating with and mentoring The Kid Laroi in his early years in Adelaide. Marcus was born in Liberia and fled to Australia as a refugee with his parents and younger sister at the age of 10.[3][4]

Early career with The Kid Laroi[edit]

In 2015, Marcus formed the duo "Dream$Team" with then 12 year old rapper The Kid Laroi after he reached out to him on Facebook.[5][6] Marcus became The Kid Laroi's mentor and support, often having him stay at his house.[6] The two recorded songs together, posted to Soundcloud and performed to local audiences as DJ Marcus Jr. guided him through promoting, recording and developing buzz.[6][7] The Kid Laroi's mother, Sloane Howard, created "Mama Capone Management" to promote the duo and her son's career.[8]

DJ Marcus Jr. has been vocal about his disappointment of how The Kid Laroi ended their relationship when he moved to Sydney and now doesn't give his mentorship credit to his rise to fame.[6] Marcus did an Instagram live that details the duo's story and he has posted photos of conversations between the two of them where The Kid Laroi asks if Marcus wants clout or money.[9][10][11] Marcus stated that this feels like this is what happened with Dr Dre and Eminem and all he wants is a thank you and for his baby daughter to be considered.[11]

Current career[edit]

In 2018, Marcus Jr. released his second mix tape called "Money Way".[12] In a live interview and performance on ABC Radio Adelaide with veteran radio presenter Peter Goers, he discussed his upbringing and rapped "Turn Up".[4] He stated that he records in his garage and plays at friends parties and weddings.[4]

In 2020, "Hold It Down" was released.[13] The premise of the song is about being real with your family and friends and how loyalty is everything.[13]

In 2021, the songs "Been Hurt" and "Testify" feat. Magajie were released.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. "HOME". ladykilla. Retrieved 2021-08-16.
  2. Jr, Marcus. "Marcus Jr". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Entertainment, Redcup (2021). "Facebook - Liberian". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Goers, Peter. "ABC Radio interview with Peter". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Jr, Marcus. "Messages from Laroi". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "The Kid LAROI Releases New Single 'So Done'". The Source. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2021-08-16.
  7. Jr, Marcus (2021). "With Laroi". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Capone, Mama (2021). "Mama capone management facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Marcus Jr Talks About The Kid Laroi Instagram Live (Part 1), retrieved 2021-08-16
  10. Marcus Jr Talks About The Kid Laroi Instagram Live (Part 2), retrieved 2021-08-16
  11. 11.0 11.1 Marcus Jr Talks About The Kid Laroi Instagram Live (Part 3), retrieved 2021-08-16
  12. Money Way, retrieved 2021-08-16
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Hold It Down with Marcus Jr". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 2021-08-16.
  14. Jr, Marcus (2021). "Testify post". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Jr, Marcus (2021). "Been hurt". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2021-08-16. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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