Artist Profile: Mark W.
Mark “Mark W.” Whitlock III, one of Inglewood’s finest emcees, is a man with many
layers. The son of a pastor, an artist, a dancer, and a self-taught pianist, he grew up
an introvert. A student of Hip-Hop at an early age, Mark W. struggled with anger
issues and eventually began writing as a means of anger management. Over the
years, he has grown to use rap and Hip-Hop as a means of expression and his main
vehicle to connect with others. No longer the introverted preacher’s kid, Mark W.
transformed into a playful and outgoing cypher emcee. Charismatic and sarcastic,
his suave and complex delivery instantly captures an audience. Driven by success
and his deep-seeded love of family, Mark W. persistently chases his dreams and
hopes of inspiring others. Highly educated and fun loving, Mark W. is inspired by
extremely passionate individuals who are fiercely devoted to their crafts. His keen
work ethic and multifaceted nature solidify his future place among the highly
regarded and widely recognized emcees of all time.
Obsessive, and at times over-analytical, Mark W. motivates himself and fellow group
members (J.Qwest and Mistah Redd) to employ greatness as their standard for each
verse. Since 2007, Lost Dialect has entertained audiences nationwide with their
thought-provoking and exciting lyrical accounts of self-development and emotional
struggles. Reminiscent of musical pioneers such as Run DMC and The Roots, who
refused to be confined to stereotypical categories of music, Lost Dialect hope to
inspire others to a more communal view of Hip-Hop than current mainstream songs
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