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16 September 2014

Bio of Marquis Jamal (ScooterBoi)

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On the 26 of January in 1988, Marquis Jamal (ScooterBoi) Hunt was born to be a star. Marquis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a family of two older sisters and a single mother, Vickey Hunt, his number one fan.  As a multi-talented 27 year old rapper, songwriter, performer and promoter, Marquis works hard to fulfill his destiny. Hard working as he is, the early life of the rapper was anything but easy. After living the first seven years of his life in Milwaukee, his mother made the choice to move the family to Minnesota in an effort to escape an abusive relationship. While living in Minnesota, the family faced another hardship, which was Vickey’s drug addiction.  Because of his mother’s addiction, the first four years in Minnesota proved to be hard for the two, thus the rapper had no other choice but to live with his sisters. Being the strong woman she is, Vicky made the decision to turn her life around, and overcame her drug addiction. To this date, she has been clean without relapses.

Marquis-Jamal-Scooter-BoiAlthough he struggled at home, Marquis found school to be much easier. He settled into school without difficulties and meeting new friends was fast and easy. During the last year of highschool, Marquis found his greatest friend, music. For Marquis, music became not just a hobby, but a lifestyle. Wanting to continue his education and further his career in music, Marquis desired to attend college. Unfortunately his dreams were put on hold in 2005, when he was shot while visiting a friend in Minneapolis. The musician was down, but not out of the game. Once he recovered, Marquis sought a higher education and applied to multiple Colleges of art. The rapper was finally on his way, until he was faced with yet another adversity that changed his life forever. In the summer of 2006, Marquis’ mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This unfortunate event that weighed so heavenly on him that Marquis had to give up on college all together to take care of his ill mother. He also took this time to focus on his music. In the same year, Marquis dropped his first mixed tape entitled, “Rookie of the Year: Volume One.”  The support of the streets was amazing, and rapping became the way of life for this young artist.

After graduating from Hopkins High School in 2006, the rapper went on to drop his second mix tape named, “(MVP) Most Valuable Punch lines: Volume Two.”  At this time, the artist was not only booking shows, but also learning the music business by working with 360 Entertainment, the best in Minnesota at the time. After hooking up with a new rap group in 2008, the musician got the call that he had been waiting for. This call gave him the opportunity to travel to Colorado and open for the worldwide recording artist, Chingy. After the show, the group was supposed to sign a demo deal and record some music, but things with the group went sour, and the deal was put to hault. Once again, ScooterBoi’s world was falling apart. After returning home from another dead end in 2009, the musician went back to work on his music, dropping his third mix tape, entitled “Hall of fame: Volume Three.” At this point, he received a great response from the streets of Minnesota.

Scooter-BoiBeing that his life in the music game was stable, Marquis focused on another dream, setting up a night club. Marquis put together a night club for the teens of Hopkins and named it Club Exotic. The club took place on a Saturday of every month. For over a year, Club Exotic was a great place for the youth of Hopkins to stay safe while enjoying new music from their peers.
The year of 2009 became tough when the artist lost a good friend and a great producer (Dj Reflexx) to a tragic accident. Marquis was at a cross road in his career, and no one knew what would happen next. The artist decided to push forward, and as 2010 approached, the rapper was becoming a huge name in the Minneapolis club and bar scene.

In early February of 2010, his fourth mix tape “Are you sick of me yet?” was released. This was Marquis’ best mix tape to date. More so, the year 2011 was big for the artist because his leaked song, “Overload” received over 2,000 downloads and views. Scooterboi was ready to get his company set up. The business plan was set and his group, Flight Academy, was formed. This company not only produces artists in Minnesota, but is working to have a clothing line and other products as well. Likewise 2011 was a great year for shows. The artist did over 60 shows at the year’s end and demonstrated no sign of letting up on performing.

2012, Flight Academy (now Flight Academy Entertainment) is taking off. The steps are in place for this company to become an LLC in early spring of 2012. Marquis also will be releasing his first smash hit videos “Johnnie BravHo,” “I’m Beastin” in the summer. The possibilities are endless for this talented young man and the world will soon know the power of his music
2013 Scooterboi was touring doing shows in the midwest hitting states such as Wisconsin,Chicago ,Iowa following the release of his hit single AND video “Faded” of his Ep #FKNC that was expected to release early 2014 He teamed up with a Music group SomuchNoize Ent but things didn’t fit for Scooterboi as he told them he need more from his backing

Marquis-Jamal-ScooterBoiFast Forward IN 2014 ScooterBoi was scouted out by one of Minnesota’s top A&R’s Victor Archibong who owns TeamBnt Music Group and Basement Entertainment Music. Victor was known for developing artist and creating stars and bringing labels interest to them. The meeting was set up late December 2014 and ScooterBoi signed a 2 year management deal with TeamBnt Music Group. In 2015 he began shooting his new video “Higher Learning” on the videos release it did 6,000 views + in a month. Also doing a sold out show at Mill City Nights a Minneapolis Venue the following month, selling it out with special guest and vine celebrity Domo Wilson.

ScooterBoi is ready for anything under new management and a strong vision he has branded him self to be a powerhouse through trials and tribulations that has made him who he is today. He is humble with life and music has blessed him along his journey to only write more with each day and opportunity that arises.

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