With the dramatic change of Hip-Hop today, it is more than a relief to hear the lyrics of Messy Marv. Always staying true to himself and his fans, Messy Marv has established and unbreakable support by selling over 700,000 "Physical CD’s" and over 400,000 "Digital Downloads". Messy Marv currently owns and operates his own Labels; Cash Out Records and BCG High End Retro Fashion for "Champland LLC" as well as, Click Clack Records and Scalen LLC, which falls under the same umbrella as "Champland LLC". With the uprising of his self-owned Record Labels, he has gained overwhelming popularity on all social networks, there’s no doubt about his grind. With his entrepreneur investments, as well as captive ways to reach out to his fans worldwide, Messy Marv’s resume accumulate greatly by the day. The never ending releases of Mixtapes, Albums, Features and Appearances, there is no need to question this hustlers drive.
A thriving artist from San Francisco CA, Messy Marv was raised in the Marcus Garvey Housing Projects on Eddy Street in "Fillmore" The Western Addition. Messy Marv has overcome many hardships, but was placed in the heart of Independent Music production, giving him the leverage to become the artist he is today. Releasing his debut album in 1995, Messy Marv aimed to state true facts of a Ghetto Lifestyle, quickly making his album an underground classic, and leaving his listeners begging for more.
Multiple artist receiving major publicity in the mainstream eye, Messy Marv reached out to Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Keyshia Cole (a native of Oakland Ca.) to bless some tracks with her vocals. Meshing together, the powerful emotion filled voice of the young singer, along with the raspy, low voice of Messy Marv, they pieced together Masterpieces. Keyshia Cole still to this day is making history for the SF Bay Area.
There have been many great accomplishments for the 20+ career of Messy Marv, being a two-time winner of the 2006 B.A.R.S (Bay Area Rap Scene) Awards, bringing home trophies for his group project, with fellow San Francisco Artist “Guce” on Bullys Wit Fullys “The Infrastructure", as well as the “Boss of the Bay” an Award granted for “Outstanding Contribution and Dedication to the Game” and being the biggest Artist in the region. In 2008, Messy Marv brought home the Award for “Best West Coast Artist of the Year” at the West Coast Hip-Hop Awards. Throughout the years, Messy Marv has landed covers of well-known publications including: Murder Dog Magazine, Ozone Magazine, Showcase Magazine, Explosive Magazine, HoodStar Magazine, and Stash Magazine. Not to mention, appearances in XXL Magazine, The Source Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Bay Guardian.
No one can achieve the success that Messy Marv has without motivation, determination and hard work. As others claim to be perseverant, this Artist is the definition of grind, releasing album after album, he has taken the independent music hustle that was born and bred into him to an extent that no other has done before.
Not one to solely distribute albums however, Messy Marv hits the road to brand himself and his music not only nationwide, but worldwide. Through mutual respect and networking, he has accumulated a collaborative resume that would make even the largest label Artist envious. Having worked with Grammy Award Winners like Chamillionaire and Killer Mike, Multi-Platinum International Superstar Keyshia Cole, Tony Toni Tone, E-40, 112, Funk legend George Clinton, David Banner, Mike Jones, Redman, Lil Flip, Ice T, Master P, Tha Dogg Pound, 2Pac’s Outlawz, Sean Paul of the Young Bloodz, Dead Prez, Pastor Troy, and current J records artist J. Valentine. Laying down tracks with Multi-Platinum Hit makers Rick Rock, Dj Daryl, Mike Mosely, E-A-Ski and many others. There’s not one lazy bone in this artist body! With his signature trademark of a low smooth raspy flow, Messy Marv crafts his music with versatility that keeps his listeners pleased.
What would a story of such large triumph be without tragedy, loss and setbacks? Having several run ins with the law, Messy Marv has been charged with multiple crimes. Three in particular, Weapon Possessions and has had to do several stints in jail. Overcoming real life travesties, and conquering personal demons, gave him strong persona that pushes him that much harder to become the success he is today. Messy Marv currently owns and operates his own label Cash Out Records for "Champland LLC" which roster boast not just a talent of himself but the most anticipated Gangster Rap Group since N.W.A, "Blap Squad".
As the classic story goes, for any young minority who has struggles to make it out of a rough history, there are going to be ups and downs, good and bad but the key is to never give up and learn from mistakes made along the way. In the case of Messy Marv, he has certainly endured his share of life traumas and struggles but has preserved to be one of the one most successful Independent Musicians the nation has seen.