Marlon Dantrel Putman, (born September 25th, 1991) better known by his stage name D-M@K (Destiny Made A King) is an American Hip-Hop recording artist, spoken word poet, and song writer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. D-M@K released his first mixtape “The Kingpin Presents: GO!” I in 2012. Shortly after in 2013 he released his second mixtape “GO II”. Last year he released his third studio mixtape with Dope Music Ent. entitled “Raised by Television.” D-M@K is also working on his first studio LP entitled “VII” details will be announced at a later date.
Marlon was born at Erlanger Health System Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was raised by his mother in a single parent household his whole life, while his father Marlon Dewayne Putman was incarcerated until Marlon had reached the age of 8 years old. His mother married Tedarrell Brady in 1998. Marlon grew up in an environment with very little music association, but still involved himself with his passions of martial arts, video games, and writing. He attended Calvin Donaldson Elementary where he was enlisted in piano lessons in 1999. In 2001 he attended Center for Creative Arts Middle School, and enrolled in orchestral band where he picked up saxophone, and other various percussion instruments. In May 2010 he was awarded by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for Fine-Arts, Music, and Voice.
Marlon discovered his passion of music at the age of 8, where later on at the age of 12 he became serious in his pursuit of a career in Hip-Hop. His first experiences in music started with spoken word poetry at the age of eleven which helped him developed his lyrical abilities as a musical composer. He then continued to pursue his musical opportunities by battling and rapping in cyphers. In 2009, one of Marlon’s longtime friends Terrell Marble introduced him to local recording artist Lil’ Gwap who invited him to be a part of local group “Stoopid Swagg Click” going by the stage name of “D-Trel.” Early 2010 Marlon had branched off making his own musical rap group by the name of Tru South Ent which consisted of himself, Jamil Gooden, Keith Fuller, Terrance Mitchell, Maurice Koon, and DeNarika Bentley. In 2012, Marlon had joined Dope Music Ent working with other artist such as Lil Chris, Jaélle and Trap. D-M@K recently has been frequently visiting Atlanta, GA & has participated in the One Shot Competition. His Passion for music is only topped by his work ethic & desire to reach his goals.
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