#4 — “Mark Battles”
Label: Fly America (Indie)
Mark Anthony Battles is a rapper, songwriter and founder of his own independent record label called ‘Fly America’. Mark rose to the music spotlight following the release of a few successful mixtapes. Singles like ‘Last Night’ f/ Kid Ink, ‘Ugh Oh’ f/ Los, & ‘Got A Feeling’ f/ Wale & Derek Luh, has brought Mark closer to the center stage of the rap game.
Mark’s ‘Got A Feeling’ single is one of the most viewed videos of all time on the popular video-sharing site WorldStarhiphop.com. Mark has collaborated with numerous successful artists such as Dizzy Wright, Lola Monroe, Lil Wayne and Ab Soul. Mark has signed his first artist Derek Luh, who also happens to be on our list of Artist To Watch.
Mark’s most successful single Last Night, racked up more than 1 million YouTube views and earned a spot on MTVu Freshman. We believe this is only the beginning of Mark’s music career. It’s no longer an IF, but WHEN Mark will blow up. We’re waiting for Mark’s debut studio album and of course, we’ll be watching Mark very closely, as we have a feeling something big is right around the corner.
WHAT IS ‘ARTIST TO WATCH.’?
Fox Weekly Publishes A List of Top Upcoming Breakthrough Artists That Fox Weekly ‘Predicts’ Will Blow Up Within The Next Couple Of Months To A Year. Fox Weekly Also Publishes A Follow-Up Segment Titled “ON THE VERGE”, Which Is ‘Expected’ Imminent Breakthrough For Upcoming Artists.
PUBLISHED ON May 2, 2014 – DANNY ROGERS (STAFF WRITER)