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Mr. Marcelo
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2000 — present
Labels No Limit/Priority
Associated acts Master P, C-Murder, 504 Boyz, Mac, Ghetto Commission, Currensy

Mr. Marcelo is an American rapper who was briefly signed to No Limit Records in 2000. Taking his name from New Orleans mobster, Carlos Marcello, Mr. Marcelo released his debut album, Brick Livin' through No Limit Records on July 25, 2000. Though it received good reviews, the album failed to make it very high on the charts, only making it to #172 on the Billboard 200 and #43 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. After leaving No Limit, Mr. Marcelo continued to release albums independently including 2001's Streetz Got Luv 4 Me. Despite the split, the album still had many of No Limit's top selling artists featured on it.

Mr. Marcelo A.K.A. Brick was born and raised in the Magnolia Projects located in New Orleans, LA. Marcelo is a lyrically talented and legendary mafia boss type rapper/songwriter. He has been putting in hard work and dedication since 1987 and is known on the streets as the southern Jay-Z. He has paid his dues to the underground scene and achieved local success with a song called "Hey P-Popper" in 1992, which was a very popular dance at that time.

Marcelo continued his career landing himself a deal with Tuff Guys Entertainment where he was making a lot of noise and caught the attention of No Limit Records. He was made a member of the 504 Boyz and was featured on the hit single "Where U At Whodi". He then released "Brick Livin" on July 25th, 2000 and gained his name as "The Brick Liver". The Source magazine rated "Brick Livin" with 3 1/2 mics. "How U Like It Baby" featuring Master P was the lead single on the album and the video aired on BET's Rap City. He also performed on BET Live along with comedians MoNique and Pierre. He had guest appearances by C-Murder, Master P, Doe Doe, Krazy, and many more. "Brick Livin" went gold, proving Marcelo had made his mark in the industry.

Marcelo's second album titled "Streetz Got Luv 4 Me" was released on July 30th, 2001 on Priority Records. His hit singles "One And One" featuring Currensy and Lil' Doc and "Ward G's" featuring Baby & Doe Doe. This album features guest appearances by Currensy, Soulja Slim, Mystikal, Chyna Whyte, Lil' Doc, and many more. Since then Marcelo has collaborated with many hot MC's such as Dougie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G., Soulja Slim, Sticky Fingaz, Chyna Whyte, Snoop Dogg, and many more. Marcelo continued to hold his own, proving he could be successful in the music industry.

In 2002 Marcelo formed his own label "Brick Livin Entertainment" where he released his first mixtape "The Throwback Album Volume 1". This album containing 21 blazing old school tracks with a new school twist. The album features many of New Orleans' up and coming artists. The lead singles "Wishing On A Star" and "Tear The Club Down" featuring Lil' Doc and Bigg Ramp, which kept all the clubs jumping.

Marcelo's next album titled "Still Brick Livin" was released in stores in 2004 on Brick Livin Entertainment. The album has 19 blazing songs and features the late Soulja Slim & Doe Doe. His hit singles were "Stop" and "How U Like It Baby Remix" featuring Currensy. His hottest single was "Tear Da Club Down Remix" featuring Da Fam Gang which was a smash song in clubs everywhere. This album has guest appearances by Baby, Currensy, Soulja Slim, Doe Doe, Da Fam Gang, and more.

Marcelo went on to release his next two mixtapes "Magnolia My Home" was released in 2005 and the hit "Bounce Baby Make It Bounce" featuring Kash Flow and Soulja Slim. On this album hes bringing you back to the heart of the Magnolia projects and letting you know how it all goes down. The next mixtape "The Take Over" was also released in 2005 on Ball Or Fall Records. This album is a collaboration of several New Orleans artists and gives you a variety of different styles.

Following the devastating Hurrican Katrina Marcelo released his next mixtape "The Evacuation" in late 2005. The lead single was "Heads Up". On this album he brings you to the land of the Magnolia once again and letting you know more about how it was growing up in the projects.

Mr. Marcelo officially changed his name to Brick. His next album, Son Of Magnolia is scheduled to be released this fall on Ball Or Fall Records. The lead single was Dat Good featuring Pimp C and Bugsy. The album features apperances from B.G., Pimp c, Devin The dude, C-Murder, Z-Ro, Cee-Lo (formerly of the Goodie Mob, Da Fam Gang, and Prince Bugsy. This project has many hot collaborations, be sure to grab your copy. Marcelo also appears on Got Purp? Mix tape Vol.1, which was released in 2006 on Ball Or Fall Records.

Discography

Year Album Chart Positions
US US Hip-Hop Heatseekers
2000 Brick Livin' 172 43 9
2001 Streetz Got Luv 4 Me
2004 Still Brick Livin'
2006 Son Of Magnolia
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Mixtapes

  • 2008: I Don't Talk It, I Live It

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