Straight out of Mudville (Stockton), Northern California, Mark 4 Death (M4D) was born on August 13th, 1977 and was raised between Stockton and San Francisco, CA. Experiencing a poor rough childhood and the typical fast street life, M4D felt that growing up was hard, cold, and empty - quoting he had nothing to live for, but everything to gain.
Eventually he found a way to channel his energy through a pen and a pad. He found his passion through a culture called Hip-Hop. His father was a martial arts master, actor and poet. From those three, M4ds music became his poetry. Inspired by artists like Kool G Rap, Dr. Dre, Wu Tang Clan, Run DMC, James Brown, Killah Priest, and even Beethoven, M4d took the next step from writing his thoughts and emotions on paper to expressing these words through a sword, otherwise known as a microphone.
M4D brings his own styles to this society of hip-hop with a thug attitude and a deep intellect. M4D feels that he has wide versatility in his music and it can relate to anyone. 13 years of marking on walls, spinning, scratching records, break dancing, writing and spitting rhymes, M4d has lived every aspect of hip-hop. He says he has experienced a lot in his life.
"I thank God. I shouldn't even be alive, but I am... and there's a reason." He lived it, now he will tell it.
This is his story: Mark My Wordz