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About the ArtistLeon Marin was born September 30, 1991 in Brooklyn, NY. It has been said that he owes his signature Leon Marin "Aww Man" to his mother's delivery room hysterics. In fact, he owes a lot of his persona to his family, who have always been musically inclined and encouraged him from an early age that his destiny lies in hip-hop greatness.
He first made his debut on October 10, 2010 when he released his 1st mixtape, "Food 4 Thought...". Though the numbers pale in comparison to the talent represented on the release, Leon was pleased with his 362 downloads on bandcamp.com & 500 physical copies at the time. The recognition Leon recieved via blogs and diehard supporters fed his determination to reach more people.
Leon's second release, titled "L.E.O.N. - Love Everything Over Nothing" came from a very personal place. The release date, February 16, 2011, signified the passing of his father ten years prior. Again this mixtape's numbers reflected a need for growth. But where most undiscovered artists might become discouraged he found focus and displayed persistence. That persistence has proven to be an unfaltering promise for the future.
During the summer of 2011, Leon was given an opportunity by LivLife Productions LLC to be placed under management for Olivia "Liv" Newton-Atwell. Leon & Liv teamed up to make a third mixtape that would come to signify a growth in both buzz & artistry. During the making of the mixtape, Leon became sponsored by Good Looks New York, Mayde N America, & [Milo] Clothing. He was also informed by Evelution Beats that his song, "How To Be A Man" from his first mixtape, "Food 4 Thought..." had peaked at number one on SoundClick.Com.
"Beyond Limitations" released on January 21, 2012 to exceptional numbers just in the first few hours. It had surpassed "Food 4 Thought..." & "L.E.O.N. - Love Everything Over Nothing" by night fall, & did 1,607 downloads within the week. The downloads just keep coming and so will the success for this dynamic artist. Be on the lookout for performances, tv spots, and possible tour dates in the near future.
Top 10 in Rap, March 2013