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The Pulse of Entertainment: Hip-Hop's Maddi Mann says there is Levels to 'Success 2' on New Album

by Eunice Moseley 


(August 17, 2021) - "My artists are rare. I do a lot of hands on," said Hip-Hop's Maddi Mann (aka Marlon Grimes) about his clients. "I am not a producer. I own the label, I'm executive producer."

Mann explain further that he is an artist first, a rapper. In fact, he recently released his newest album titled "Success 2."

"I signed my first record deal at 16,' Maddi said. "The people around me said make sure you know the business. I went to New York at 16 and sign a major deal. Once I started learning the business...I said I'd rather put in my own work and own everything. Everybody wants to be the boss, but not have the boss responsibilities."

The Ohio native's first major record deal as a rapper was with Bungalo Records/Universal (Chingy, Shanice, and Stanley Clark) in 2000. His debut album was titled "A Million Ways." He went on to become a multi-platinum selling artist for his work on Flo-Rida's "Whistle' and "Wild Ones." He has also worked with Rah Digga, Jodeci, Ginuwine, Bizzie Bones, Devante Swing, Outsidaz, K-Ci & JoJo, D. J. Quick, and Jamie Foxx. Now he is back again with the "Success 2" project. He released "Success" in 2017, "Success 2" is a follow-up. The first single of the new project is "On Read."

" in the eye of the beholder," he explained about the meaning to the titled of his new album. "You broke, you find $ had a successful day. I was raised by a single mother...the streets tell you wrong, my mother told me right. I am alive doing what I love to do, and not in prison...that's my definition of success. The album, it's to give people perspective."

Maddi said he started the "Success 2" album at the end of 2020.

"Once I wrote the album, I finished it in three months. I had so much to say. I had 22 and picked 14," Mann informed me about the projects track list.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice MoseleyMS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.comEVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 22nd year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday November 6, 2021 at via Zoom and Baltimore Saturday April 16, 2022 via Zoom, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering an Business Management Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto for more information or to RSVP. 

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