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Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
Genres Hip hop, Eurodance
Years active 1991-1993
Labels Interscope, Atlantic
Former members
Marky Mark
Duffle
Ashey Ace
Scottie Gee
Hector the Booty Inspector
DJ-T

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch was a hip-hop group led by Mark Wahlberg (alias Marky Mark). The Funky Bunch consisted of Scott Ross (alias Scottie Gee), Hector Barros (alias Hector the Booty Inspector), Duffy Culligan (alias Duffle), Terry Yancey (alias DJ-T) and Anthony Thomas (alias Ashey Ace). The group's best known song is "Good Vibrations", which made it to number one on the American music charts in 1991.

Career

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch released their debut album, Music for the People on July 23, 1991. The album was a huge success for the group first making it to #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart and then #21 on the Billboard 200. The album's success was fueled by two top-10 singles, both of which were certified gold, "Good Vibrations", which went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Wildside" which went to #10 on the Hot 100. The album itself first went gold on November 15, 1991 before being certified platinum on January 14, 1992. At the height of the group's success, they also had a video game released by Digital Pictures entitled Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video, but the game wasn't a success and is usually considered one of the worst video games ever made.

After the success of Music for the People, the group quickly recorded a follow-up entitled You Gotta Believe that was released the following year on September 15, 1992. However, the album achieved very little success, only making it as high as 67 on the Billboard 200, as did the album's lone single also titled "You Gotta Believe" which went to 49 on the Hot 100. The group disbanded in 1993 with their last appearance being "I Want You", which was featured on the Super Mario Bros. soundtrack.

After the group disbanded Marky Mark would continue his music career by teaming with reggae musician, Prince Ital Joe. The duo would release two albums in Europe and had a #1 hit in Germany with "United". Marky Mark would continue to release music until retiring in 1998 and becoming a successful actor in the United States.

Discography

Year Title Chart positions RIAA
U.S. U.S. R&B
1991 Music for the People 21 Platinum
1992 You Gotta Believe
  • Released: September 15, 1992
  • Label: Interscope
67 66
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