It was once defined that the music industry consisted of individuals that composed and performed an array of versatile music. Music of today has stepped on a stage in where versatility hides behind a curtain. We ask ourselves who will bring this versatility to front stage?
Enter: Mark S. Clarke Jr., musically known as Milly Esquire (formerly: Lucky a.k.a Mark Milly). Born on December 17, 1987 in Baltimore, MD, Milly was believed to be born to make musical history. The inspiration of his father playing hip hop during Milly’s childhood created the prototype for his success. At the tender age of ten, he started to explore and listen to different genres of music including, but not limited to, country, pop, rock, etc.
Fast Forward: The year is 1999, Milly decided that he wanted to start “rapping” based on the influences of Bone Thus N Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Master P. Before Milly emerged, he was originally known as Mark “the shark” and did not commence as a solo artist. While attending middle school he formed a group called “The GoodFellaz” with talented rappers ‘M-80’ and ‘Infinite’ later known as ‘4th Quarter’.
Curtain Closes. The Goodfellaz went their separate ways, Milly continued to write with dreams of one day becoming a rap star but soon found himself succumbed under adversity of his neighborhood. Once he broke free from the misfortune and the occurrence of major developments in his life he realized that it was time to start taking music much more seriously from a vocal and business standpoint.
New Scene. After brainstorming and watching the development of the industry, Milly forms a business venture with close friend, fellow artist & DJ Rod “Reality the Don” Mclean. In 2006, Young Hustlaz Gettin’ Money was formed in Baltimore. This new venture was a wide spread movement of young rappers, artists, and people striving to be successful in a range of areas. Once the lifestyle brand, YHGM, emerged on the scene, Milly began working with many talented individuals and creating a buzz of recognition as one of Baltimore’s significant artists.
Fast Forward: The year is 2009, after releasing a few solo mixtapes, various YHGM compilations, and assisting aspiring artists on their journey to become successful in the world of music, Milly realized its time for the script and characters to change. Focusing more on his solo career and building his brand, he decided to transform YHGM into something much more than the typical “independent record label”.
Enter: The Incredible Creation, another lifestyle brand formed with long time business partner Reality “The Don” in 2009. So as the logo for The Incredible Creation asks: “Were You Created Incredible?” Milly’s response is: “I think highly of myself and in my talent in which people find hard to believe and that’s what makes me….Incredible.”