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Messy Marv Biography

Messy Marv Biography

Marvin claims to not have taken rap seriously when his first record Messy Situationz was released in 1996. It sold only 15,000 units but lead to the collaboration with fellow Fillmore rapper San Quinn and their classic hit record Explosive Mode in 1997 which has sold over 50,000 copies.

Though introduced to the rap life Messy was still living out of his car, 'doing very bad things' as he states it. It was at this point that the family of rapper San Quinn took him in so he could clean up. Messy Marv has admitted to being a cocaine dealer and abuser, he states it was inherited to him. He is known to comment on his mothers cocaine addiction in many songs but he has not confirmed that it had anything to do with his own substance abuse.

Despite being recognized as a classic hit in the bay area he was unable to leave his criminal life behind and this finally caught up to him in 2001 when jumping out of a fourth floor window he broke both his legs, crushed his foot and lost a lot of blood. In one of his video from the Still Explosive album of 2001 he can be seen exiting the hospital in a wheel chair, he was confined to this wheelchair for 6 months before he could walk again. During this time he actually continued to perform on stage.

Since his near brush with death he has recorded numerous albums between the years 2002 and the present, 2007. Among other projects another classic bay area record called DisoBAYish featuring collaborations with E-40, Keak Da Sneak, Too Short and Nate Dogg, and many more.

Messy Marv, along with Guce and Killa Tay makes up the group Bullys Wit Fullys, which is the recipient of the 2006 B.A.R.S. award for best collaboration.

In addition to his collaborative efforts with Guce, Messy Marv has released several albums with his cousin and fellow prominent Bay Area rapper San Quinn. He has received considerable attention for his hit song "Get On My Hype", and the Bullys Wit Fullys music video, "So Hood" was in heavy rotation on MTV Jams.

He also released a video for his single "Don't You Say That".

He collaborated with David Banner and Pastor Troy on the album What You Know Bout Me? Part 1 and also released an album with Yukmouth titled 100 Racks. He released a 2007 album with San Diego rapper Mitchy Slick entitled "Messy Slick".

On November 2, 2007, Messy Marv was released from jail after serving nine months on weapons charges.


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