Markita "Marquee" Ferguson Biography

Among Hip Hop's elite, MARQUEE is a proven lyrical force of feminine prowess and power exemplified by numerous guest appearances, and collaborations performing with, and writing for, the top musicians in the Hip Hop and R&B communities, including AG, Big L, Billy Lawrence, Buckwild, Blaque, Chad Elliot, Crystal Johnson, Diamond D, Diehard Records, Divine Styler, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Clue, Dr. Dre, Femme Fatale, Genovesee, Kay Gee, Kelis, Kendu Isaacs, Kid Capri, L.E.S., Lord Finesse, Mary J. Blige, Maxi Priest, MC Lyte, Monifah, Mr. Dalvin, Nas, Nature, Noreaga, Pharrell, Royce Da 5'9", Rufus Blaq, Sha Money XL, Stephen Simmonds, The Clipse, Tone and Poke, and Queen Latifah.

Due to her affinity for hooks and the poetic content of her songs, MARQUEE has gained the respect of Hip Hop legends as well as R&B's finest crooners. With the ability to create something from nothing, she mixes Hip Hop melodies, underground word play, and rock influences to create a sound all her own. Landing a major record deal in the new millennium with the group she created, Femme Fatale, MARQUEE generated a huge street buzz under D.I.T.C. which led to a label bidding war, and ended with her signing to Trackmasters under Sony.

Remaining low-key yet with the true roots as a dominant lyricist, MARQUEE never stopped working with an impressive list of artists and producers, touring with the greatly-respected staples of Hip Hop excellence. The Queens, New York native is known as an emcee's emcee, with write-ups in Billboard Magazine and other industry sources. Adding to her list of accomplishments she is CEO of her company Blockshare Inc she founded in 2015 and there is so much more to come.

 

WHO INSPIRES ME THEN & NOW

MARQUEE credits her mother Dolores as her biggest influence and supporter, who introduced her to music, encouraged her to sample records, and pushed her to keep pursuing her music.
MARQUEE's musical influences include Queen Latifah, Nas, Jadakiss, MC Lyte, Scarface, Santigold, Azealia Banks, Sublime, Black Thought, Mos Def, Jay Z, Roy Ayers, and all the women who write and create music with integrity and love for the art form.

WHAT I HAVE IN THE WORKS

MARQUEE is the CEO of Block Share Inc. as well as Marquee Melodies Music Publishing, and is currently working on an album with Shinigamie/ Ninjustice Records, as well as her highly anticipated solo LP entitled Femme Fatale.

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