Young Rocky emerged mid-2009 with the mixtape "Tha New Kidd On Tha Block," lead by the hit-single "Jerkin' Wit My Backpack." The single leaked in June 2009 gathering more than 100,000 downloads, millions of views via YouTube.com, as well as heavy radio rotation in the south, midwest & west coast.
Now 2010, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-native has teamed up with hit singer-songwriter/producer Chrishan to release the highly anticipated single, "Wassup Love" through Hit Republic Music. The single, also featuring Chrishan, brings back a 90's themed tale about a long-lost love that Young Rocky happens to encounter one summer day. The music video was filmed & directed by Rich Peterson (13Twentythree) and will debut this week (September 17th) on the popular music blog RnBXclusive.com.
Young Rocky [Marckus Shaw] began rapping in his early teens and producing shortly thereafter. He eventually started posting viral videos on YouTube.com which immediately began attracting new fans and music listeners around the world. With an estimated 3 million myspace plays, 100K+ fans via myspace, facebook & twitter there is no question that he will be a staple-to-come in the music industry. He is now currently working on his EP "The Famous Nobody," slated for release late 2010.