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MarKkii Notes fell in love with different styles of music at a young age. As a producer/singer/songwriter, he brings his own definition to music.
Hailing from humble beginnings, at the age of 16, MarKkii left home with nothing but a dream to become a legendary performer, and the clothes on his back. “This is where the journey began for me,” recalls MarKkii, “the road to fulfill this dream has been one of many ups and downs.” After finishing high school in South Carolina, MarKkii enlisted in the United States Army as a Military Policeman. While stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, he found himself surrounded by people who shared the same aspiration.
At the age of 21, MarKkii was on the Saturday Night Mix Tape with DJ Al Irvin, a local disc jockey in Columbus, Georgia. This opportunity landed MarKkii a spot on the pilot of a local entertainment show called "Hot Spot”, where he received his first credits as a mix engineer and celebrity interviewer.
After the military, MarKkii returned to his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina and his first love, music. With determination in his heart and ambition in his soul MarKkii cleaved to his dream with unwavering dedication. Through a spin of luck MarKkii was invited to become the host of a travelling trademarked karaoke show called "Afro-oke". With the popularity of “Afro-oke”, Markkii encountered many aspiring artists and was graced with guest appearances by celebrities such as Juvenile and Prophet Jones. Eventually MarKkii would hit the stage as an artist himself.
One evening while hosting “Afro-oke”, MarKkii was approached by a local R&B group who had gotten wind of his vocal abilities. Then called "Diamondz in Da Ruff", the group asked MarKkii to become the fourth member in their group. The quartet soon cut their name to simply ‘Diamondz,’ and set off to take the music world by storm.
While with Diamondz, Markkii shared a stage with industry greats like "Anthony Hamilton", "Mario Winans", "The Nappy Roots", and The Legendary "Lattimore”. Unfortunately, while talented, the group faltered from the many pressures of the music industry.
Amidst the turbulence another chapter in life opened; Markkii began producing from South Carolina to New York where he adopted the name M-Notes. M-Notes produced for artists like Twalla Jay and Slink aka Shawn Travolta. Not completely fulfilled by producing, Markkii felt there was more that was set forth for him to accomplish.
In November 2009, Markkii, Executive Produced and released the first EP from the Cirius Entertainment Group’s catalog entitled “Moe Forever” by Saxophonist Moe “Better” Williams.
January 2011, he began working on a compilation album with an aspiring local rap group known as "Block Boyz". Producing 9 of its 15 tracks, to include their smash hit "Go Hard or Go Home". Later he signed two of the group’s five members to Cirius Entertainment Group. November 2011, he executive produced and released "That's You" by Papi and "Black Rein" by StepDaddy featuring Black Armor Records own "T-Nutty".
In January 2012, he returned to the studio with Micheal McKinney (former bassist for Micheal Jackson), J. Thomas and J. McDonald to complete his solo LP "Love Infatuation". February 14, 2012, he released his solo LP worldwide.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2012
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MarKkii Notes – LOVE INFATUATION
“Sounds great! He's great live, reminds me of Anthony Hamilton… keep up the great work" tweets Mica Parris of Portland, Oregon.
“I’m really excited to be the first to do something like this!” says Notes. “When they told me about the album idea, I thought it was genius!”
MarKkii Notes, who began performing in the R&B quartet “Diamondz” in Columbia, South Carolina with three friends. While talents, the groups success was short lived but, this was only the beginning for MarKkii. While on hiatus, he developed his sound and recorded his solo debut LP “Love Infatuation” featuring the hit singles Stay Down, Time to Move Around and Infatuation. The album was released February, 2012 to all major digital stores (i.e.-iTunes, Rhapsody, Google, and Last.fm) for streaming and downloading worldwide. Apps for Android, Blackberry and iPhone users were also released for FREE download from the AppStore.
“..I am feelin the voice, lovin it…the beat too and I like the lyrics. Ok, it’s contagious and infectious… it makes you want to listen to it again and again. It is a timeless classic…” says Terry Davis of Fort Wayne, Indiana.For more information call Lakesha Harrison at 405-314-6583.
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