Marley Marl
Marley Marl

Birth name

Marlon Williams


30 September 1962 (age 54)
New York City, New York, United States


Queensbridge, Queens, New York, United States


hip hop


CEO, DJ, record producer, rapper

Years active



Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros., Def Jam, Barely Breaking Even

Associated acts

Biz Markie, Juice Crew, King Tee, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Masta Ace, MC Shan, Nas, Pete Rock, Rakim

Marlon Williams (born 30 September 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ and record producer, who is considered one of the most important and influential producers in the history of hip hop. He first rose to prominence as the leader of the supergroup Juice Crew. Marley Marl produced the majority of the member's debut albums, including Long Live the Kane by Big Daddy Kane, Goin' Off by Biz Markie, Road to the Riches by Kool G Rap & DJ Polo and Take a Look Around by Masta Ace. Around the time of the releases of these albums, Marley Marl released his own album, In Control, Volume 1, which featured members of the Juice Crew and was moderately successful. The Juice Crew slowly disassembled in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and Marley Marl would stop producing for the members.


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