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King Fame Bio
“I will not be successful until I am living every day the way I want!”
King F.A.M.E, born Marcus Legette, was raised all over the country due to his mothers’ military affiliation. Born in Upstate New York to a black mother and Italian father, Marcus learned at an early age what it meant to be different. His original stage name was Messiah The Chosen One. This came from his inner circle of supporters who felt like he was bringing real music back. That soon changed to King F.A.M.E, which is an acronym for’ For All My Enemies’. Growing up in an environment with little to no encouragement from his peers, he acquired a lot of envy from those around him; be it in sports or music. A childhood friend, Keith Webb, saw that saying tattooed on famed NBA star, Allen Iverson and felt it was perfect for him.
Being born into a family of musicians, it was only natural that Marcus followed suit. At age three, he picked up his first set of drumsticks and was playing regularly at his church by age 5. By 8, he started on the Tenor Saxophone and was being trained in Classical Music Theory, at this same age he discovered his love for rapping. At age 9, he was modeling and published in a book about “Body Language”. Marcus also starred in a school play, giving him a taste of acting and being in the spotlight, coincidentally he played a King. Writing his 1st song by age 11, titled “Original Black Kids”, which was the name of his group with childhood friend Mondrecus Kelly, gave Marcus even more determination to master his talent. He knew, at 12, when he recorded his first studio song that he needed to solidify his spot in the music game.
As a member of the Honors Band at Ridgeview Middle School in Sandy Springs, GA in 8th grade, Marcus learned to polish his instrumental skills and continued to get familiar with performing in front of a large crowd. His 9th grade band scored Superior Rankings in a Band Competition (Roswell, GA) and he went on to play a solo rendition of “I'll Be There” for his High School Homecoming Procession (he was only a Sophomore). Tragically, a car accident would take his mothers’ life when Marcus was just 15 years old. With his mothers’ untimely death, Marcus was sent to live with family in different parts of North Carolina. He dealt with the loss of his mother by expressing himself in the lyrical content of his songs leading him to record his 1st single, “Life Is Hard”, produced by Herman Johnson (currently the musical director for Monica). At age 20 and going by the stage name “Messiah The Chosen One” he was recording the first installment of The Street Heat Series of Mixtapes. Moving to Winston Salem when he was 21 and changing his recording name to F.A.M.E., Marcus started to gain a buzz in the streets dropping mixtape after mixtape and working with Grammy award winning producer Michael “Magnedo 7” Crawford (from Eminem's Recovery Album and currently working with Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Jim Jones and 50Cent). F.A.M.E. Also started working with critically acclaimed producer SkiBeatz (Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt Album) while living in Winstom-Salem. Sadly, as his buzz was growing, he ended up catching a drug charge, derailing his success for a short time. Once released, Marcus was intent on staying out of trouble so he enrolled in college in Greensboro, NC and majored in Sound Engineering. He released 2 Mixtapes, “Street F.A.M.E.” and “The F.A.M.E. Monster” while there.
Currently residing in Durham, NC, F.A.M.E has discovered that his sound is not defined through one genre. F.A.M.E sees his music as a fusion of everything (“I never wanted my creativity to be stifled to any genre,” F.A.M.E). He's drawn inspiration from artists such as Earth, Wind, and Fire, Prince, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Jay-Z, Eminem, DMX, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Queen, and of course, Michael Jackson.
One thing F.A.M.E would like to bring back to the music industry is originality and creativity. (“I want my audience to truly understand me through my music and uplift and inspire my generation,” F.A.M.E.) With a renewed focus, and now taking his crown as King F.A.M.E. He is gearing up to drop his debut album, “Rise 2 F.A.M.E.” set for release on 12/12/12. “Rise 2 F.A.M.E.” is Produced by music greats such as Magnedo 7, JwhiteDidIt (Drum Club, formerly from Track Boyz, with Productions credits for Fat Joe, Ester Dean, Juelz Santana and Waka Flaka), The Trackuttuz, Showdown Beatz of 102 Jamz (Production Credits for T.I., Ludacris, Big Boi, Jermaine Dupri and Gucci Mane). Featured artists on Rise 2 F.A.M.E. Include Young Fletcher, NC Legend Jozeemo, and Anthony Wright.
Number of Dates
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Music Clout Average is : 567 - %0
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Number of Physical Albums Sold
Music Clout Average is : 5670 - %0
Number of Digital Albums Sold
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Number of Singles Sold/Downloaded
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