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Episode 26 | Music Artist MARK Universe Exclusive Interview

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Today’s guests on I Am Refocused Podcast Special Edition is music artist MARK Universe!

Bio

Daemar Montrez Williams (born June 9) better known by his stage name M.A.R.K Universe is an American songwriter, recording artist, and producer from Mobile, Alabama. The founder of his own record label Own Heir Music LLC in 2012, Daemar’s career has seen him emerge as a noted figure within the Alabama Hip Hop scene.

Early life

Daemar was born to Faith Williams in University of South Alabama hospital, in Mobile, Alabama. Having a lifelong interest in music, Daemar cites Outkast and Hot Boyz as big influencers on developing his early love of rap than began at 6. Raised principally in Alabama, Daemar’s family also moved a number of times when he was young, allowing him to experience life growing up in New York and California as well as Alabama, and Daemar has cited the diversity of this experience as a key influence on his early interest in music and art.

At 14, Daemar began rapping, first by himself, before joining a number of Mobile-local acts, including Million Dollar Team, and Straight Loaded

The Atlanta Years

Daemar’s grew strong recognition in Mobile and Huntsville during his years performing there but ultimately felt in 2006 the desire to move to a bigger market to test himself with new challenges, and grow his career before a new audience.

Moving to Atlanta in August of 2006, Daemar began work on his first professional project “Ima Superstar”. The 5 track EP was well received among the Atlanta rap scene, with particular praise given to the humour and quirky style of its lead track “Box of Chicken”.

Development of the Mark Universe Stage Name

Daemar developed the Mark Universe stage name in 2007. MARK, an acronym for Made A Righteous King and the use of Universe intended to signify one verse, Mark has cited the combination of the two names as an ongoing source of inspiration, and of the possibility and potential for all other artists around him.

Tomorrow Starts Today

Of the albums released across Daemar’s career, his 2017 LP Tomorrow Starts Today was especially significant. Hailed as evidencing a new level of skill and depth by the impassioned rapper, Tomorrow Starts Today also served as a springboard to a new level by Daemar. 
In the same year, he placed as a finalist in December within the IGNITE URBAN National Finals, and seeing Daemar recognized as one of the United States’ most exciting emerging rappers.

Founding Own Heir Music

Daemar founded Own Heir Music in 2012 with a goal to provide a label ‘by artists, for artists’. One that would also serve as a platform for collaboration between Daemar and artists he admired. Alongside Darmar’s works, Own Heir has notably been associated with graphic artist and rapper Rico Knight. 

Having had over 1 million plays on Pandora throughout his career, Daemar’s label has been increasingly sought after by local artists seeking to build their own music, and understanding of how to build a successful music career in the digital era.

Personal life

Daemar is a believer in God and proudly maintains a Christian faith.
Daemar is married and a father of three

Discography

Ima Superstar EP
Above and Beyond LP
Tomorrow Starts Today LP

Further Reading

https://www.markuniverse.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Own-Heir-Music-LLC/109499425738467

A rising star on music scene, emerging as one of the progenitors of Hip Hop in the music arena, MARK Universe synergizes the message of meaning and freedom with Hip Hop beats and movements coupled with a fluid musical style and flow.

“I refer to my music as fire”, with a penetrating energy” Acknowledging the current sense of meaningful music as an urgency, coupled with the need for change.” MARK Universe is blazing, and his energy is intoxicating. MARK has grown as an artist, and so has his music. He is constantly evolving.

“I want my music to make a difference in the life of my audience and keep them humming and feeling good long after I have left the stage.” That is the essence of good music.” says MARK musingly.

To see MARK Universe on stage is to experience a transformation that will cause you to both sway to the rhythm and enliven your senses. You will find yourself being caressed by his lyrical flow.

“There is no one out there like MARK Universe” Says Cynthia Walton-Jouber’t of BURST Agency PR & Media Group. The unique blend of his signature voice and the originality of his songs and rap flows cause this artist to step into a class all of his very own.

So, the question begs, “Is he satisfied?” And he answers, “No, because the sky is the limit.”

Powerfully anointed, Daemar “MARK Universe” Williams was born and raised in Prichard, AL, a small town outside of Mobile. By the grace of God, he is a gifted lyricist, songwriter, philanthropist, entrepreneur, media mogul, entertainer and all around trailblazer.

MARK, is on track to leave an awesome legacy of breaking molds, limits and barriers and leaving his Mark on the Universe.

Strong, concise, loving and armed with hope, MARK is a bright and shining star on the Positive Hip Hop scene, and is currently working on a new, exciting musical project.

The world is ready, and is in need of the freshness that is MARK UNIVERSE……

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Izabel Gray – Music Artist

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Guest: Izabel Gray talks about her new single “Be The Difference” exclusively on I Am Refocused Radio!

Izabel Gray is a singer/songwriter and recording artist that was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She started her studies of the entertainment industry at a very young age. She began dancing and doing gymnastics before the age of two and was taking piano lessons and in musicals by age six. Izabel has been trained in several different styles of music including musical theatre, jazz, and classical, but is most well known for her pop music including her new single Spotlight released on January 14th 2019. Izabel is pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Holland Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. She is also working on more music set to be released in the near future. Izabel is planning lots of events all around the United States where she will be able to perform and be able to connect with fans. She is very passionate about her art and feels extremely blessed to be able to share that passion with others. All of her information and events can be found on Facebook at Izabel Gray or on Instagram at IzabelGray_

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Jovan Armand – Actor and Singer

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Guest: Jovan Armand

JOVAN ARMAND is an actor and singer born and raised in East Los Angeles. He is making his big screen debut with ​Shazam! ​as Pedro Peña​. ​Armand is known for playing Brick’s best friend, Troy, on ABC’s hit series ​The Middle.

Armand’s career is filled with impressive television appearances on ​Hawaii Five-O​, ​Parenthood,​ Shameless, Children’s Hospital​, and a recurring role on 13 episodes of Nickelodeon’s Bella and the Bulldogs.

Armand has also worked on several well received short films. He starred as Gabe in the 2017 film ​Drowning,​ which won an Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. He also starred as Chub/Diego in the 2014 film ​Chub,​ which won at the Gasparilla International Film Festival, International Film Awards Berlin and Sarasota Film Festival, as well as nominations at the Miami Film Festival and Imagen Awards. He also starred as Francisco in the film ​Miracle Maker (2015).

While collaborating on a music video with a friend, Armand found his new passion and quickly began adding to his resume. Armand strives to make music his generation would listen to without negativity. His current single ​Foreign, w​ as released on February 14, 2019.

Armand currently resides in Los Angeles and when he is not acting or producing music, he enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music.

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Prosperitus Solutions is headquartered on the Southwest side of San Antonio, Texas and serving the Department of Defense since 2011. Prosperitus employs more than 100 staff nationwide with footprints in over 8 states.

Mission Statement: To attract and ignite talent resulting in prosperous solutions for our customers and community.

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• Human Resources

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Music Artist Gary Burk III

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Guest: Gary Burk III

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Hailing from Western Pennsylvania, Gary Burk III’s musical journey began at age 9, while riding along with his dad to their family camp. There was a song playing on the radio…some old-time country tune that touched Gary in a way that would change his life forever. Drawing inspiration from his biggest influences, Alabama, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Gary fronts his 3 piece band of outlaws, performing at events across the region.

Gary’s extensive collection of guitars includes a Custom Built Signature J&B Customs Tele-Style, as well as a Gibson Les Paul Robot Series In Manhattan Blue. He uses a Line 6 M16 module played through an Egnater Tweaker 40 amplifier.

When he’s not touring or recording, Gary enjoys spending time with his twin boys and two daughters.

Gary Burk’s new single, “Friday Night” is being released on MTS Records this spring.

www.garyburkiii.com
https://www.facebook.com/thegaryburk/

MEDIA CONTACT:

Michael Stover
MTS Management Group
michael@mtsmanagementgroup.com

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Podcast weekly broadcast location:

Rockafellas Barber Shop (Owner: Rico Rodriguez)

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Sponsors:

ENGAGE! publishes the Christian Community Calendar weekly.

www.facebook.com/engagesa

Prosperitus Solutions is headquartered on the Southwest side of San Antonio, Texas and serving the Department of Defense since 2011. Prosperitus employs more than 100 staff nationwide with footprints in over 8 states.

Mission Statement: To attract and ignite talent resulting in prosperous solutions for our customers and community.

Our skill-sets cover:

• Medical Services
• Information Technology
• Logistics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Human Resources

We have put together a Lean Experienced Corporate staff with one mission, to provide Exceptional Service to our customers and foster long lasting profitable partnerships with our teaming companies.

www.prosperitussolutions.com/prosperitus/

I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by River City Donuts
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I Am Refocused Podcast Sponsored by Bay Bay McClinton of All Sports Speed and Conditioning

www.allsportsfitness.net

All Sports Speed and Conditioning is the top sports performance training gyms in San Antonio, and has produce many collegiate and professional athletes since opening. All Sports was founded in 1997 by Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton. All Sports is based out of the beautiful city of San Antonio, TX. Having accomplished his own career in professional sports; starting a company like All Sports was a natural transition for him. Bay Bay is a native of San Antonio, TX. His 100 meter dash in High School at Roosevelt High in San Antonio was not broken until recently. In college Bay Bay played opposite the great future hall of famer, Darrell Green. He went on to sign a professional career with the Houston Oilers, Dallas Cowboys and played 7 years in the European Leagues before returning to his home town to finish his career “San Antonio Texans”. In 2006, his company, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the East vs West Shriners’s college senior bowl. In 2008-09, All Sports administered the strength and conditioning program for the Division II college Senior Cactus Bowl All Star game in Kingsville. Today All Sports Speed and Conditioning continues to train athletes to elevate their athletic performance to the next level in all sports.

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