17 year old Marcus Ybarra is a young ambitious rapper from Minneapolis, MN. Starting at age 7, Marcus was hooked on hip-hop/rap pioneers like 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy and Eminem. Unfortunately Marcus once got into trouble for rapping at school but that would soon inspire his musical career. One of Marcus’ greatest inspirations is his grandfather David. David is widely known for his affiliation with David Ybarra and the Northside Dukes, a band in Minneapolis. His mother also helped him memorize rap lyrics. Although Marcus comes from a background of multiple genres, he also enjoys listening to Metallica, Hall and Oates, and Mötley Crüe. His love for rock and blues did not stop him from continuing his true passion, rap.