Über Marley Marl
Among the most influential producers in hip-hop, Juice Crew founder Marley Marl began his beat-making career in the early '80s, making a name for himself through his aggressive tracks and innovative production techniques. The man behind countless classics, Marl crafted the beats for the groundbreaking hits "Roxanne's Revenge," "The Bridge," "Ain't No Half Steppin'," "Eric B For President," and many other timeless crowd-rockers. The first hip-hop artist to put Queensbridge (onetime home of Nas, Capone, and Tragedy) on the map, Marl fine-tuned the sound of New York rap through hit after hit from his Cold Chillin camp. He also put out several compilation albums and spent the '90s producing for a diverse group of artists, including Fat Joe, CNN, Heavy D, and Lords of the Underground. In 2001, Marley Marl teamed up with BBE Records and released Re-Entry as part of their Beat Generation series.