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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

suggest.

Follow Mark W. on Instagram @MarkWLive and get more on The Tribe at

www.lostdialect.com.