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East Lansing, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

East Lansing, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo Hip Hop R&B




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The rapper known as Tugga or simply Tugg is on the rise and making an impact in the underground Hip Hop industry. With a string of underground hits under his belt it is time for this young man to pursue the national stage and people are slowly but surely taking notice.


Marlon Imari Beard, hails from the city of Lansing, MI. Though many Michigan rappers are known for being from Flint or the city of Detroit. There is a strong movement in the capital of the state and Tugga is one of the best in the city according to many. Since he was a mere child of 4 to 5 years of age the young man has been watching his uncles in the recording studio lay down their own tracks during sessions and often would try his hand at It himself. Some of his favorites in the genre are Jay-Z, Drake, J. Cole, Nipsey Hussle and Rick Ross.


Growing more and more familiar with hip hop he patterns his style to that of Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle, Wale, J. Cole and Dave East. On a national level, he sees himself touring in the near future as he continues to bring his style into the mainstream. “I see me selling at least to 50 thousand people every time once I get on the platform I’m aiming to reach” the young ambitious rapper says. With the hunger in his eyes and his confidence as well as a new style that the industry could use at the moment that is a definite possibility. 

With a laid-back style and music that almost anyone can connect too it is possible the next big thing coming out of Lansing, Mi. and home of basketball great Ervin “Magic” Johnson. Who by the way, attended the same high school as Tugga himself, might just be sparking up that old wand again in the form of a microphone.  Tugga is poised to be the next household name in the hip hop industry and you don’t want to sleep on his music.

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