Marcus Wayne Simpson, better known as Marcus Money, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. From an early age, he had always felt a deep and heartfelt connection to music and poetry. At the tender age of 7, the sudden divorce of his parents led him to move to the rougher part of town with his mom. In Junior High, Marcus adopted the nickname, “Real,” as he started writing and rapping original lyrics over popular Hip-Hop beats.”
Music really helped Marcus during this specific time in his life because he himself was struggling with real-life problems. He was associated with street gangs and experimenting with drugs and was involved in criminal activity. Because of his situation, Marcus ended up running in with the police in 2004 and was arrested for possession of ecstasy, marijuana, and cocaine.
As time progressed, Marcus Money spent all of his hard-earned cash to build and refurnish his own home recording studio where a lot of his early projects were produced. Without receiving any type of funding for his passion, he began to educate himself and started to create his own music and tracks as well as mixing and engineering his own recordings. Real was also responsible for his artwork on several of his own projects, namely with his early material.
His latest and long-awaited 4th studio album titled, ”Who Am I,” drives 3 hot singles titled “No Days Off,” “On the Leather” and, “Top Down.” The album is a blend of traditional Hip-Hop with modern vibes and has successfully become an immediate masterpiece. All the songs are specifically connected to one another due to his unique style and his instantly recognizable signature sound. “Who I Am” leaves a long-lasting impression with its banging beats and relatable lyrical layer. It leaves listeners wanting to come back for more. Favorably, the album has bred nearly half of a million streams and has received fan approval across the board with all its hype and positive feedback.
Marcus Money has also made it big in the scene by performing shows with notable rappers such as 2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, Slim Thug, Lil Flip, Lil Keke, GT Garza, Doughbeezy, K-Rino, Klondike Kat and more.
Marcus Money would work tirelessly as he wrote thousands of songs, learned to record, mix and master his own music and sold records hand to hand. He quickly learned that nobody would help him early on. He paid money out of his pocket to continuously play in little hole-in-the-wall clubs with one person crowds in some of the roughest parts of the city. At the same time, he was being robbed, incarcerated, and targeted for his good nature. He has earned everything he has today through his hard work and dedication and does his best to encourage and empower everyone who is in a similar situation as him. His biggest hope is that his music delivers exactly this.