Wat it do loyal readers ya already know how I gets down, I bring U all the Raw & Real yeah DjBigO317 style hahaha. Today im featuring a Real Layed back Artist from Cali, Naw Naw maybe ya don’t understand me this brother here I have had the pleasure of working with a few years ago. His name is “Marnieside” he is a Yung O.G from Watts. He is a student of the game who has seen it all, yeah i said Watts,Cali. Shit aint no joke out there. He from the same hood as Tyrese & Jay Rock to name a few artists & movie stars.
I meet Marnieside thru a mutual friend & I invited the brother to fly out to Indianapolis,Indiana. So he could go out on a 30 city promo tour thru out the Midwest & the Southeast. One of the hardest cities to gain respect in when it comes to music was Atlanta,Ga. Everyone says we southern folks talk different but Marnie had everyone guessing when he performed at Sam Stone Studios over in Mechanicsville,Ga next to the Atlanta Braves stadium. All I can say that was a Rough Crowd, but at the end he won everyone over with his performance. Oh yeah he had a single ft.Young Jeezy called “Make Money” I made a few calls to Sirius Xm radio & got him played on the a few shows from Shade45 & Hip Hop Nation. Marnieside koolin with Atlanta recording artist & movie star Sy Yung who starting with Harrison Ford in the Block Buster Movie, “42″ The Jackie Robinson Story which drops April 2013.
NerveDjs own DjBigO317 koolin with Sy Yung & Marnieside.Marnie Side’s Bio:
At nine years of age Marnie Side found his love for music. Growing up the Nickerson Garden Projects, in Watts California, it became an outlet for him to get through life’s challenges. It wasn’t long before he took his talent for battle rapping to the next level and began performing and building a local fan base for his skills as an M.C. and his incredible stage presence.
Growing up and maturing in his skills, Marnie Side has been a member of a couple of groups along the way. The first group was called Ballers, where he was mentored by then platinum selling producer Tee K.O. After the first group parted ways, Marnie Side connected with Flipside, a member of O.F.T.B. which was signed with Death Row records at the time. During this point in his career Marnie Side learned how to construct songs, professionally record music, and was mentored by many greats such as Tupac Shakur. Soon after the tragic death of Tupac Shakur and the end of Death-Row’s rein; Marnie Side joined a second group, The Sidas (Siders). The group signed to an independent label “Flat Broke Entertainment”. During this time the record company released a compilation album that featured Marnie Side called “The Return Of The West”, which sells went gold!; and it’s still selling till this day.
Soon after Marnie Side realized that being a solo artist was the best fit for him. For the last couple years he has been concentrating on performing and nurturing his craft as an artist. He has been active in the studio working on new music, performing at shows and networking. Marnie Side has opened up for legendary King T. at 3 shows also he’s opened up for Mellow Man Ace, Montage One of “The Alkoholiks” (The Likwit Crew), Kool Boy (Suga Free’s Dancer) and the comedians “The Mooney Twins” (sons of Paul Mooney; The ghost writer for the late Red Fox). Marnie Side is featured on a mix-tape titled “Real Hip Hop vol. 3 which is out in London and will be on sale soon at http://www.marniesidemusic.comwhich features major artists such as Kool G Rap, B. Real of Cypress Hill, Nas, Jada Kiss, The Dogg Pound , Young Buck and The Realest.
Marnie Side independently released his first mix-tape “No Hand Outs”. This mix-tape has reached many states & cities in the U.S.A., Japan and London. This mix-tape has reached the hands of a few record company executives such as Marion “Suge” Knight. “No Hand Outs” has reached a few DJ’s & producers who’re known worldwide such as DJ JiJi Sweets & DJ Brian G. This mix-tape features, Dem Franchize Boyz of So-So Deff records, YGD Top Dogg of Death-Row records, Fiend of No Limit records, Calicoe Jonez of S.O.D. (Soulja Boy’s artist) and Raje of Young Money records.
Marnie Side performed in Atlanta, Georgia on a 30 city tour with Trucker Bangin Entertainment in April, 2010. One week later, “Getting Money” ft. Young Jeezy was played on Shade 45 XM radio; listeners responded positively to that song.
Marnie Side has joined a new found 3 man rap group “Grind City Cartel” which consists of Gino 574, Quick and Marnie Side. Each member is a solo artists who can hold their own weight. This is another stepping stone in Marnie Side’s solo career. M-Eighty (A&R for the Wu Tang Clan, Red Man, Method Man, Canibus & many other major artists) is the A&R for this group. Each artist is a solo artist and can hold their hold weight. This group is another stepping stone in Marnie Side’s solo career.
In April of 2011, Marnie Side independently released his first album; “All or Nothing”. This album has reached Japan, London, Amsterdam and many states& cities in the U.S.A. Marnie Side has been managing himself for a long time.He’s had 3 managers; all of which he had to cease business ventures with. At one point, Romello Combs (Sean“Puffy” Combs’ cousin) managed Marnie Side, unfortunately things didn’t work out between them so Marnie Side continued to manage himself.
Marnie Side teamed up with Angela’s Marketing Promotion Network Inc. in 2012. She has done promoting for DJ Creativity, who played records for 93.5 fm (KDAY) and owns 32 Track Production; a record label. She’s done promotion for Gift Reynolds, one of DJ Quik’s solo rap artists and the legendary rap group 2nd II None. This was a great business decision made my Marnie Side. Angela is Marnie Side’s Manager, Promotional manager and publicist. She’s also the A&R for Bboy West Coast records; in affiliates with Bboy worlds record by CEO Linda Worthy. Radio stations and D-J’s all over the world now know who Marnie Side is.
July, 2012 Marnie Side featured on “Only Support Tha Real” vol. 1. This Mixtape was distributed worldwide & nationwide by Freeway Music Group. Marnie Side is 1 of many artists who was chosen by Freeway Ricky Ross (The real Rick Ross… not the rapper) to participate on this mixtape. September 14, 2012 Marnie Side was chosen by Freeway Ricky Ross to feature on “American Gangster” A street album by Freeway Music Group; which will be distributed worldwide, nationwide; this cd hasn’t been released yet. Marnie Side released his 2nd independent album “Tables Turn & Bridges Burn” in the 3rd week of November, 2012. It’s available on itunes and at http://www.marniesidemusic.com. Japan has preordered many units of his new album and it’s being sold worldwide. December 2012, Marnie Side featured on “Work’n Twitter” (West Coast Edition) Produced by DJ 229 of Nappy Boy DJ’s; a mixtape which featured major artists such as DJ Quik, Snoop Doggy Dogg, E-40, Too Short, Tyga, YG, 2 Chainz, Glasses Malone, Problem and Nipsey Hussle. This mixtape can be downloaded at http://tweetmymixtape.com/12mrc3. Marnie Side have the work ethic, ability and determination, you can’t deny his skills. This artist is on his way to the top and has the know how to stay there. You can contact Marnie Side at