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Sunday, June 12, 2005

My Man



So here he is in action. This photo was taken last year at a lunch time Georgia Tech show, that's why there is such great lighting. It was one of the rare events I actually got to attend because I could take my daughter with me!

He's been DJing since the age of 14, over 16 years now, and producing music at least 10 years. It is still amazing to me that he is able to do what he loves. So few people actually get to make their dream jobs a reality, but he just kept with it and now has a credible name in the underground hip-hop scene in Atlanta and other pockets of the country. He and his partner, Manchild, shown here on the mic, have been Mars ILL since 2000. They have had the priviledge of sharing the stage with artists such as Living Legends, Atmosphere, Blueprint, Bigg Jus of Company Flow, and have been featured in magazines and newspapers like Elemental, Insomniac, Feed, and the Atlanta "Happenings" paper Creative Loafing. Their next album, ProPain, drops July 19th (artwork done by none other than Ward Jenkins over at The Wardomatic) and their new website at marsill.com should be up and running real soon. In the meantime you can check out all that is going on in their lives and the lives of their fellow hip-hop collective Deepspace 5 at deepspace5.com. Thanks for letting me share a little bit about him with you.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to: Mars ILL, their families, friends, and coleagues. The kingdom of God cannot be stopped so let's press on together! ROCK ON!

4:32 PM

 
Anonymous gym said...

Yes....He amazes me with his perseverence and work ethic to really be professional at his career and I am sooooo proud of him, but let me tell you one thing for sure..... behind every successful man there is a good woman and I speak from experience! May God continue to bless you and Nate in your ministry!

8:47 PM

 
Blogger andrea said...

love this photo of dust (and manchild) in action... nice lighting, too. so proud of nate for the way he has persevered. and I'm thankful for you, as well, because he would not be able to do this without your support and encouragement!

thanks for sharing.

9:28 PM

 
Blogger meridith said...

mars ill is tiiiiiiiiiiight!!!!!!

11:15 PM

 
Blogger joy madison said...

I have some great pictures of Mars Ill. We have one of jon and nate side hugging, the two hip hop bears! I have to find it, scan it, and upload it for you. Its too cute.

12:31 AM

 
Anonymous Gerry Rooks said...

It''s quite impressive.

12:32 PM

 

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