Reggae artiste Dan Marcus I
by Jason Bevans
(Brooklyn New York)
Dan Marcus I was born Mark Johnson on October 17th in Belize city.
He was raised by his mother and grandmother along with his 5 brothers and 1 sister. Dan Marcus i did not realize his musical abilities until late in his life after dropping out of high school and discovering the Rastafarian faith.
After realizing he had the knock for music Dan Marcus I began performing everwhere and everytime he had the chance performing for his friends on street corners house parties and local events.
Dan Marcus I got his start in the buisness in 1998 after introducing himself to Mose "the mad rocker"hyde a popular disc jockey and radio personality who awarded him the oppurtunity to blaze the airwaves with his fiery brand of consciuos dancehall music.After mashing up the place live on the radio hyde was impressed and quickly booked the young deejay studio time at a local recording studio.
In the same week Dan Marcus I finished crafting his debut effort along with Jamaican Entertainer "Boom Blast" the first single "Free-up yoself" was an instant hit followed by "Early morning" which was adopted by hyde for his morning show "Wake up Belize morning vibe" this was the break out song which would propelle Dan Marcus I to national acclaim and make him a household name. The song was and is a staple in the diets of the average working class belezean.
Shortly after Dan Marcus I was introduced to Lee Reynolds A.K.A Fada Lee by a mutual friend the 2 quickly developed and established a working relationship between eachother which paved the way for the creation of Heights A Vibez Production a local production studio owned and operated by the 2.
In 2002 Heights A Vibez released their debut album "The Seed" followed by "Haul DI Crowd" in 2003 in 2004 Dan Marcus I released his debut album "The Royal Rebel"which quickly established him as a musical powerhouse in belize in 2005 Heights A Vibez released "The Best Of Heights A Vibez 2005". In July of 2006 Dan Marcus I released "When I Rise" Before migrating To The U.S. Where He Linked Up with Childhood Friend Bert Mckoy And His Crew Empire Family Who Took The Fairly new "Dan Marcus" Under Their Wings.
In 2008 Dan Marcus Established His Own Label Rebellious Entertainment And Started Releasing Various Mixtapes Under The Imprint, With The Now Combined Forces Of Rebellious Ent And Empire Family (RebelEmpire) Quickly Established Themselves In The Local LA Dancehall scene.
Dan Marcus has recently release His Self-Titled international debut album Under his Rebellious Ent imprint Which Is Currently Doin well. Dan Marcus I has Headlined and opened shows for acts such as Vybz Kartel Movado Assasin Sizzla, Capelton, Buju Banton, Turbulence,Fantan Mojah,I-Wayne,Bascom X,Jr.kelley, Half Pint,Beenie man,Lady saw and General degree and a host of local and international artists.
Dan Marcus is A Bonifide Rising Star on the horizon"s of his ambitions and he would like to thank all those who have supported him and are continuing to support him on his quest.