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Born and raised in Michigan Marcus Ryan started his rap/emcee career at the age of 10. Growing up, Marcus Ryan knew what he wanted to become, with early influences like the legendary Tupac Shakur, Marcus Ryan would recite word for word every Tupac song his mother played in the car. At the age of 10 Marcus Ryan joined a group called “OTC” which stood for (Off The Chain). While with the group Marcus Ryan learned the basics of composing songs and learning about the 16 bars method.
Marcus Ryan would later on join another rap group out of Lansing, MI where he would perform before local and major acts. Marcus Ryan met his producer/manager Cyrus for the first time back in 2015. Marcus Ryan began taking music more seriously when he started working with Cyrus. In 2017, Marcus Ryan released his first single “CasaBlanca” featuring Cyrus. The success of the record catapulted Marcus Ryan’s career in which he caught the attention of independent label The Specktators Collective.
After announcing his signing with the label on July 20th, Marcus Ryan released his first single under The Specktators Collective titled “All Day” which featured both label mates Cyrus, and Packy. Marcus then released his Debut EP “Butterflies In August” in August of 2017.
Marcus Ryan’s is the third artist signed to the The Specktators Collective who looks to define the way people listen to music with his raspy, melodic and soulful sound.