Markey Fresh – The Unkut Interview

You might remember Markey Fresh from the classic 45 King joint ‘The King Is Here’, or his solo single on Jive called ‘The Mack of Rap’. As it turns out, he was technically the first MC to ever work with The 45 King in his famous basement in New Jersey…

Robbie: How did you meet The 45 King?

Markey Fresh: I was born and raised in The Bronx. I used to live in the Bronxdale projects, and Afrika Bambatta used to come through there all the time, playing his music outside on the basketball court, and I just got consumed by that. I just started at a young age – say fourteen – writing rhymes. We moved to New Jersey when I was about sixteen. When we came to New Jersey it was just straight House music until I went to school one day and this guy brung a tape in. I was like, ‘Man, where’d you get that from?’ And he said, ‘From this guy named Mark. He lives around the corner from the school’. I went straight over there into the basement, and I was there every day after that, because he was the only one in New Jersey playing hip-hop – everyone else was into House. I was the first one down in that basement, and after three years that’s when everybody else came along, out of the woodwork, because Mark started becoming known. So all of these people I’d never heard of – or seen – just popped-up, all at once. A lot of the times they do these interviews with the so-called original members, and my name is not on there? Wow.

Would Mark just break-beat records for you back then?

He would have all the break-beat parts and I would just rhyme over it. I used to kill ‘Impeach The President’.

Did he have that train turnstile in the basement when you first started going?

Nah, that came later. I hated that turnstile! When I first went down there, it was just a bunch of crates filled with records, two turntables and a microphone. That’s all I needed to see.

Was Latee the first one to start coming to the basement after you?

After me, that’s when I met Latee, then he brought in Apache. Then Latifah came down, and everybody looked at her as the girl that wanted to be on the baseball team, but didn’t think she could hit any home runs. But then we let her try out, and she killed it! Since then, she became a member. Latee got his single deal first, then Latifah got her album deal, and then Lakim got his album deal and then that’s when I got my single deal. So all those people were before me, even though I was the first one down in that basement.

When did it become the Flavor Unit?

No, that was somebody else idea. When Latifah got her deal, that’s when it became the Flavor Unit. Before that, everybody was just doin’ their own thing. We were still down in the basement together, but as they got their deals and went on tour, they seemed to not remember who I was for some reason. To be honest with you Robbie, I don’t feel like I was ever a part of the Flavor Unit, because when they did things they didn’t call me, like, ‘C’mon Mark, let’s go!’ They just left without me. I was like that black sheep of the family. The whole group would go, and I would stay. But I wouldn’t stay and sit – I was doin’ my own thing.

I was just a solo artist, going down to the basement, making demo tapes. I gave one to Red Alert and he played it for a whole year! I was like, ‘Wow, that’s like having a record deal!’ That’s all I really wanted, was to get my stuff on the radio. So every year I would give him a promo and he would play it, until it got the attention of Jive Records and they signed me to a single deal. After that, they said, ‘Go in there and do another single’. I was like, ‘Do I get a video with it?’ And they was like, ‘Nah, we can’t give you a video with the single’. I said, ‘Everyone else has one – that’s how you promote and market’, and they was like, ‘We can’t give it you’. I was like, ‘Well, if I can’t get the video to this song then I don’t want t be a part of this deal anymore’. They took about 6-8 weeks going back and forth, then they decided, ‘OK, we will let you go’ and that was the end of that. I was happy. Red Alert was playing my promos on the radio as if they was records. I knew people that had record deals that wasn’t getting as much play as my promos, so I was satisfied. I really didn’t care about the money at that time, I was just happy to hear my songs on the radio. This went on from ’86 to ’92. Every year I’d give him a new song and he would just play it.

What was the story behind ‘The King Is Here’?

I don’t know what was going on over there at Tuff City, ‘cos I wasn’t actually signed to them. I just did that record for Mark – he was the one hooking me up, so I said, ‘Let me hook him up’. So I gave him that song…’Go ahead, do what you wanna do with it’.

What can you tell me about ‘The Mack of Rap’?

Originally I gave that song to Mark, and he gave it to Aaron Fuchs at Tuff City. Aaron Fuchs paid – I think – $700, but that’s when Jive stepped in and said, ‘Oh no, we getting’ him of that label and he’s comin’ over here’. So Jive had to pay $5,000 to get me out of that situation.

Did you really own a Gucci suit with your name on the back?

[laughs] I was gonna get one of those if I would’ve got my video for my next single, that’s what I was gonna wear.

Did you do many shows off of that single?

Yeah. I would do two songs – I would do one they never heard of and then I would go into ‘The Mack of Rap’. They would pay me between five and seven…thousand. A lot of times it was Red Alert who was deejaying for me. He would be the DJ at those shows I would go to, and he would have everything I ever did in his crate. I never really knew who else was on the bill – I was either the opening or the second act of that night. Mostly when Brand Nubian did shows I was the opening act in New York. They had me in they video too – that was cool.

Which one?

‘Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down’. I had a blue and white striped shirt, coming out the train station, I thought that was cool they asked me to be in that.

It was wack how everyone in the Unit had a Hip-House song on their album.

I hated that, man! They tried to make me do that at least 2,000 times they asked me to do that! I was like, ‘No way! No way!’ That’s a whole different thing over there. Hip-hop beats are much harder.

You also released that hard-to-get EP on Mark’s label. When was that recorded?

We recorded that around that time, ’92-’93. We just did that to be doin’ it. We said, ‘We gonna throw it out there. If it sticks to the wall, then cool – we’ll go and do some more stuff’.

Did Mark’s drug problem affect your relationship with him?

I was upset that he allowed himself to do that. That happened when Warner Bros. gave him a recording deal and a budget for $250,000, and he acted like he had 7 million – because he got three apartments in one building, only lived in one. One was supposed to be for the office and one for the studio. That was a waste of money – he could have bought a house and put everything in there. Once again, when he got that deal with Warner Bros., more people started coming out of the woodwork! I’d never seen them in my life, and he’s just giving them money…I’m like, ‘Wow, man’. I’d say within a year all of that was gone and he had to move back into his mom’s house – back in the basement. You know how some people win the lottery? They get all that money and just go crazy? That’s what happened to him. It was so much money I guess he thought it was gonna last for ever. I didn’t wanna say nothin’ and tell him how to spend his money – I was juts observing from afar. Like, ‘Wow, man. I know what not to do if I get a $250, 000 budget!’ The guy that gave him the deal dropped him like a hot potato. ‘Oh man – angel dust?’ They let him go immediately.

Apache passing recently was sad news…

Yeah man. Yo, he smoked too many cigarettes, man. That’s what it was. His weight just went so high. All that hard, fast living just caught-up with him. He was young, too. I feel bad for him…I don’t wish death on nobody, man.


The 45 King feat. Markey Fresh - ‘The King Is Here’


Markey Fresh - ‘The Mack of Rap’


The 45 King feat. Markey Fresh - ‘Freestyle’


Markey Fresh – ‘Ain’t No Thang’

Video cameos:


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Markey Fresh is a smooth criminal on beat breaks HAHAHA! Mack Of Rap is a real memorable tune for me. Good Interview!

Comment by chronwell 02.19.10 @

First time I ever heard Markey Fresh was on a Red Alert tape that had some of his radio shows on it. Bought it out of the back of a Source mag. I spent the next three years trying to figure out who he was. Always loved his voice and his presence on the mic. He’ll always be one of my personal favs

Comment by Travis 02.20.10 @

Once again with the goods robbie, good lookin’. Those tracks aren’t workin for me?

Comment by jesse 02.20.10 @

Respek Rob, dope piece as ever…

Comment by Disorda 02.20.10 @

Nice read Nackers, need more of this type material.

Look forward to the next installment.

Comment by BradStrut 02.20.10 @

Incredible. I always felt like the Unit ignored Markie as well. They never shouted him out or anything, even on the 45 King lps. Good to hear this cat’s voice again, I miss that era of hip hop more & more everyday.

Comment by RBi 02.20.10 @

RBi, you know Markie is an ok artist, but he’s not as hot as the rest of them. King Ips? OMG. What planet are you on?

Comment by untillightsout 02.20.10 @

Nice Piece Robbie!! I always felt his flow, too bad he never dropped a full LP.

Comment by Marc Davis 02.20.10 @

I hope there is a part 2….

Comment by tony_dawg 02.21.10 @

Another Unkut Sureshot !

Comment by cratedigga78 02.21.10 @

Whats up everybody this is MARKEY FRESH thanks for all the comments. yall make me wanna go into the studio and make some new songs! thanks again robbie, anytime you need me just call. THE MACK OF RAP.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.21.10 @

Get in there as soon as possible !!! rapping to me is all literary … never too old to write rhymes
MARK … i still have the tape with you @ BDK birthday party back 91′.. Lak was there too .. What would be really ill is you , Lak , Rob ,Ali ,
and DJ Mark do a album!!!! peace

Comment by setrule 02.21.10 @

Unkut Interview: “I was born and raised in The Bronx.”

Line from ‘The Mack of Rap’: “Brooklyn born but that don’t mean I’m wild.”

Which is it, Markey? Don’t make me get Fox News on this one.

Comment by Scott 02.21.10 @

LOL, Scott the only reason why i said brooklyn born was to shut my cousin up, who was in the studio with me beggin me to say that.real talk, i was born in the bronx. please dont call fox news. LOL

Comment by mercedes1010 02.21.10 @

7k a show for performing 2 songs? with all due respect, that sounds funny to me.

Comment by steve 02.21.10 @

Steve, most of the shows i did was for big time drug dealers that i knew who had no problem giving 7G for 2 songs. sometimes i would get 10G! Plus limo,hotel, hoes, purple haze and hennesy!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.21.10 @

If any body else wants to ask markey fresh anything, feel free. I got nothing to hide and no reason to lie.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.22.10 @

Thanks for the response Mr. Fresh. Oh how things done changed.

Comment by steve 02.22.10 @

Hi Markey, a couple of quick questions, do you still have all the demos / promo’s you recorded ? I was just thinking you could put that stuff together as a compilation / mixtape. Also, do you ever come across any of the members of Brand Nubian these days ? Peace.

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.22.10 @

CRATE DIGGA78, RED ALERT has all the promos. the copies i had this wild chick set my shit on fire! i havent seen BRAND NUBIAN in a couple of years. im going into the studio to do something new and pass it to ROB.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.22.10 @

Oh man!!! Markey Fresh!!! I used to enjoy hearing his material played on the Red Alert show. ‘Mac Of Rap’ is a classic!!! ‘On The Real’ was another classic!!!

Whenever I think of the Red Alert show around the late 80′s & early 90′s I always think of Red playing tracks & promos by Markey Fresh & he also used to play promos & tracks by the Funke Natives around the same time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJe3UgoP-Q

YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.22.10 @

Thanks for your response Markey, looking forward to that new material !

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.22.10 @

“Roll out the red carpet…” it’s crazy how 20 years later a face is put with the music. Man, this beat was ill and the voice was just classic New York rap. This is the kind of shit that set the bar for me. I miss the Gremlins, 45 king special, Latin Rascals, Chuck Chillout..

Comment by edubz 02.22.10 @

Dope, I love reading about the og Flavor Unit, Markey Fresh is a legend, great piece, thanks Robbie.

Comment by Jaz 02.22.10 @

Dope interview. Respect.

Comment by Thebeallendall 02.23.10 @

Markey, have you kept writing rhymes over the years ? In other words, do you have a “book of rhymes” full of unreleased / unrecorded stuff ?

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.23.10 @

C.DIGGA 78, Yes all the time! its a habit i cant kick. hiphop for life!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.23.10 @

Thanks Markey, it’s good to hear that ! If you do get an opportunity to record some tracks, do you already have some ideas in mind (some gems from your book of rhymes)or do you view a studio session like a “blank slate” where anything can happen depending upon the vibe at the time ?

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.23.10 @

C.DIGGA, sometimes i go back to the books but most of the time i like to keep it fresh and updated.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.23.10 @

Wow, 10 G a show, i’m lucky to make $10 here down under..

Comment by jesse 02.23.10 @

Robbie, just because you get to the Easter Egg hunt first, does’nt mean you gonna find the most eggs. Also, mad artist frequent The 45 Kings basement for what ever reason they were there for!!! Just because you was down there don’t make you “Flavor Unit”!!! You are not gonna hear a lot of people who was down there, “first”, mentioned in the same sentence with the “Original Flavor Unit”!! Latee created the “Flavor Unit” derrived from his single, “This Cutz Got Flava”!! And he brought along a Gang of raw ass M.C.’s for which “The Muthafuckin Human Body Chart Ali Ba-Ski was one of them!!! Marky took 45 King tracks to Red to make Marky look good!!! Wack is what Wack do!! As far as the comment about Apache and smoking too many cigarettes, you got fuckin jokes!! Apache gave his life to Christ immediately after he disappeared from the limelight! If you don’t know Apache, keep Apache name out your Muthafuckin mouth!! He did what he had to do after his dilemma, got his weight down, stopped smoking for like years, and moved to PA peacefully!! This was a wack interview Robbie, but you gotta put out the wack with the good!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.24.10 @

Ali ba ski, it sounds like you got alot of hate in your heart. Anger cause stress which leads to high blood preasure and heart attacks. Life is 2short. P.s i was never apart of flavor unit and never wil be. And your right, markey is gonna make markey look good. Aint nobody else gonna do it. Have a nice day ali ba ski

Comment by mercedes1010 02.24.10 @

Let me correct you. Hate, heart attacks, high blood pressure, the sun, the stars, the moon, and quazars had nothing to do with what’s really real! You based the last time you saw Apache as the reason he passed. If hate applies to me, then hell yeah based on your comment. All you had to do was do the math on him, so you would have known! But I guess it sounds like you got a lot of hate in your heart, since Apache got his shine and you did’nt! Which leads to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and a history of wack rhymes!!! Ali Ba-Ski was never one to feel like rap was gonna feed me. I’ve been doin’ my thing for 22 yrs and them same Cats who thought rap was gonna feed them, got jobs now, lmao!! You gotta be shittin me! Robbie, thanks, but no thanks! Aint shit to talk about!!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.24.10 @

Alibaski, your real funny the sun moon and stars and talkin about i got jokes? Listen, you do what you do and im gonna do what i do . To be honest everybody ali ba ski dont know me and i dont know him, we never really kicked like that. So for him throw all these darts at me is crazy. Once again thanks for all the comments. MARKEY FRESH*

Comment by mercedes1010 02.24.10 @

DAMN!!! Both of you should CHILL. It’s sad to see 2 MC’s who I always thought had a great amount of talent attacking each other on a personal level. Man….Give each other a pound and make up!!! It’s brothers like the 2 of you who kept me interested in hip hop after all these years! Man…Let’s squash this and both go about ya own business….All I know is in my opinion I think both of you are real talented MC’s and after re-listening to both of your tracks….I reminds me of how much I used to love hip hop and NYC underground radio in the late 80′s. If it wasn’t for the 2 of you…A lot of these clowns wouldn’t be getting the $$$$$$ they getting today. Ali Ba Ski was dope….Markey Fresh was dope…2 GREAT MC’S!!!

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.24.10 @

Battle over 3 rounds, on 45 King beats. Unkut readers vote for the winner.

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.25.10 @

yeah.the raw unkut.great.

Comment by swordfish 02.25.10 @

Yeah man. Yo, he smoked too many cigarettes, man. That’s what it was. His weight just went so high. All that hard, fast living just caught-up with him. He said that, not me! Apache was my first cousin. My Mother’s Sister Son! Apache is no longer with us, but I’m here and I listen and read! Sun never did the MATH!! CrateDigga 78, it would be a no contest!!! MF, you right! Not even a whole paragragh of conversation back in the days. You said what you said!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.25.10 @

I dont want to talk about APACHE because he is not here to defend his self but even tho he did quit smoking and drinking the damage to his heart was already done, it was the long term effect that caused the health problems. i never said nothing bad about him. i knew Apache very well, we made hundreds of demo tapes in the basement, got high together, and played basketball together. C.DIGGA78, before i battle Alibaski, ASK HIM HOW MUCH MONEY HE GOT! I WILL BE MORE THEN HAPPY TO TAKE THAT SHIT!! LMAO!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.25.10 @

What ever happened to Double J?

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.25.10 @

Im double J, one of the original Flavor Unit members,and i was there, and still here.the same things that would draw people to or away from the Flavor Unit then is the same things NOW..Robbie Holla..

Comment by Doub 02.25.10 @

Yo Blowyabackout,im right here,i didnt fall off,i jumped off,then walked off. peace thanks for asking.I guess its time for my side of the story hau…

Comment by Doub 02.25.10 @

Looking forward to hearing that story, in the meantime, Unkut readers might want to check out this “article” for some Double J tracks:

http://fatlacemagazine.com/2007/10/rappers-retirement-homes-5/

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.25.10 @

Marcus Fresh, I’ve been on the job for 22 years and I don’t mean rap scrub!! You was always wack! Come and get it baby! Everytime you was down in the basement and we came through, I always wondered why you left! I never heard you on a track, tape, cassette, or anything with Apache that he let us hear. And I heard everything Marcus Fresh. Lakim, Doub J, Latee, and Chill Rob G Sun! No One ever passed you a mic! When we came stompin through, you had something to do, lmao! You were the epidemy of the word “Wack” and had the nerve to bite the hands (45 King) that fed yo “Wack” ass, lol. I will smash you in a rhyme fight or any other form of engagement! The people who liked you then, probably like Drake now! I’ll get back at you, gotta get back to work. You know, shot callin’! Hey Doub, what up real Emcee?

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.25.10 @

Ali baski, nigga please!! You were never in the basement when i was there!! Lying ass fraud! I dont even know what your monkey ass looks like! And i never bit the hand that fed me, w.t.f is your drunk dumb ass talkin about?! Your a hatin ass bitter motherfucka! Fall back old clown and get off my dick!! Your trash!! Alibaski, garbage!! Stupid ass!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.25.10 @

I typed in “The Mack of Rap” on YouTube!
But when I clicked on the link, it was’nt YouDude,
Mike Morrison came up, “Return of The Mack,
now you show up, “Return of The Wack”,
I see I got under your skin, so much profanity, I’ll have your bitch ass running around, lookin like Vanity,
First to come in the basement, first one to leave,
Somebody pass the mic to Marky, oh he left,
Nigga please!
All you’re known for is disappearing acts with your wack as rhymes,
It’s hard to battle Sissy’s who disappeared all the time,
Pussy!!! Bring It!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.25.10 @

wow…this is epic. we need a mediator. I think we need to settle this with a battle. I agree with blowyabackout. Let’s get some 45king beats and see who sounds the best.

Comment by tony_dawg 02.25.10 @

I know what this is all about now. Alibaski is lookin for some attention. LOL! did you forget to take your bi polor medication? like i said before get off my dick goofy clown. your such a slob alibaski.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

The original suggestion still stands, pick a 45 King beat, drop 16 bars over it, we’ll post it. After that, You write a response to the first round verse. Finally, for the third round, you’ve got to drop something over “The 900 Number”. Then we cast the final vote. Let’s go !

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.26.10 @

C.dig, if he would of spoke the truth about me in all his comments, i would battle him. But he just told lie after lie and one thing i cant stand is a lier. I dont fuck with bum ass clowns like alibaski, i have no respect for him and i refuse to lower myself to his level. Alibaski is a old bitter goofy bum ass clown. A real slob. Maybe if he can bet 5stacks, i will do it. My time is money, i dont do this for fun no more. Its not a game.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

I think we know where everybody stands on the issue now. Let’s not forget, today is the launch of the Unkut mixtape, I’m sure that’s something we can all get behind. Peace.

Comment by CrateDigga78 02.26.10 @

WHAT UP DOUBLE J!!! Thank you for responding!!! I read the article posted above! WOW….You moved overseas. A little different than NJ! LOL. I’m going to end this post like Rodney King & say “Can’t we all just get along”?

I wish Ski & Fresh would take all of their energy to battle and use it against these wack MC’s that changed the game that I call ‘Hip Hop’. 45 King worked with some dope MC’s.

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.26.10 @

C.DIGGA78, for the record i will rip him a new asshole! but if he aint got no money to bet it will be just a waste of time. alibaski is a bum trying to get attention on my little interview. this shit is so funny to me, i got a good laugh out of this. thanks for ridin my dick alibaski it lets me know your paying attention to me. and i love it!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

Older article on Double J

http://www.unkut.com/2006/05/the-hitman-double-j/

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.26.10 @

Do you hear Marky Fresh records playing on the radio every day! Hell no!! He does not have a job, talking about betting stacks! Where is your income coming from? You a fraud ass fag! You don’t have any cheddar Son! Watch the way I spell Son, pussy. You are not worth a battle Marcus Fresh. Your rhymes are straight Puss! Mark tracks carried 99% of the cuts you did with him! All you had to do was burp on his track and the beat would have done the rest. That’s why it’s ok to make beats for Wack muthafuckas, lmao!! You a straight up Herb ass bitch, stylin on some bitch e-mail!! I’ll probably punch you in your fuckin face before I battle you! You disappearing act ass fag! Your old dumb ass still waiting for rap to feed you, lmao!! I’ll have to write your rhymes for you to battle me, lmao!!! You have no fire and like I said, I’ll probably punch you in your gay ass mouth before I battle you!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.26.10 @

He gave Robbie his number to give to me, so we can work it out! I’m gonna call you, so I can find you, so i can knock you out!!! Lmao!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.26.10 @

This is my last comment Marcus Fresh fans, then you can have him!! Me and him can’t battle. I can’t write mine and his lyrics, lmao!! But for putting Apache name in his bitch ass mouth, just put your hands up when I see you! If your knuckle work is anything like your lyrics, you in trouble!! My knuckle work is way up, but that is just me talking! I can show you, better than I can tell you!!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.26.10 @

LOL!!! alibumski, i never ask you to call me so we can work it out. again here we go with the lies. instead of get off my dick, suck my my dick! old bitter ass goofy clown.fuck you! you aint shit, your trash alibumski. internet thug! LOL!! Now you wanna fight me? take your bi polor medication and sit your monkey ass down! you played yourself so hard with all that hate, i know frustrated that your basketball career failed and then you tried to be a rapper and that didnt work now your a bum ass nigga! you need to punch yourself in the mouth and shut the fuck up! i got 99 problems aint you aint one. im not worried about doing anything to me just keep ridin my dick, i love it!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

Alibumski, i got 99 problems and you aint one. Im not worried about you doing anything to me just keep ridin my dick, i love it!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

Alibumski, you said you was gonna call me so you can find me and knock me out? Im waiting for that call!! If you lost my number, get it from robbie. Albumski, dont bitch up now. You make me laugh so hard, clown!!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

Funny.
Both of you were found again by Robbie to get an interview and props from those that respected what you did in the past.
Maybe he should have left you both alone.

Comment by Beatlover 02.26.10 @

Beatlover, im not the one with the problem. Its your boy alibaski. I tried to take the high road but he just kept going on and on with the lies, this was my little interview. I guess he was looking for some attention by disrespecting me. I dont know him, he doesnt know me, we never met and i dont even know what he looks like. He is a frustrated bitter old man.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.26.10 @

Beatlover, do the Math! The site is called Unkut.com. Robbie is in charge. You think if he don’t like the comments he can’t delete them? This Junky, Dopefiend, Dust Head ass cat violated,even if you don’t think he did! I make over $100,000 in my craft yearly and Rap has always been recreation for me. I won’t ever lose no sleep. But I stay sharp for Junky Muthafuckas! Leave me alone and I will never lose any sleep. And he know me well!! He’s afraid of me and the truth hurts!!

Comment by Ali Ba-Ski 02.27.10 @

Alibumski, here we go with more of your sorry ass lies, i dont know you and you dont know me! Whats wrong? You dont have nothing better to do? Poor baby, i feel sorry for you alibumski. You have serious mental problems and you need help. Bi polor medication and crack dont go together, stop smokin that shit. Goofy clown!

Comment by mercedes1010 02.27.10 @

Why not drop the insults and settle it by showing you still have skills on the mic??

Better than turning this into the average Hip Hop messageboard with threats and claims that neither of you can prove to anyone reading here..

Comment by Beatlover 02.27.10 @

Beatlover, 1st of all markey fresh dont have nothing to prove. 2nd, he aint nothing but a waste time. Anybody who resorts to violence is not on my level. Im bigger then that, i think before i speak and before i take action. I dont have nothing to hide and reason to lie. Alibumski likes to talk shit about me to make his self look good. Hate will get you nothing out of life. Time to grow up alibumski.

Comment by mercedes1010 02.27.10 @

Thanks robbie for the interview and to everybody who wrote nice comments.
Markey fresh*

Comment by mercedes1010 02.28.10 @

Good to see you doin ya thing Markey. Like I said above. I am a fan of yours and Ali Ba-ski. Both of you are real talented in the rap game. You realeased some great material back in the days. Good to see you still around and communicating with the hip hop community!!!!

Good luck on all future projects!!!

Comment by Blowyabackout 02.28.10 @

Blowyabackout, thanks! Stay tuned to unkut , i will send robbie a banger soon! Hiphop for life, markey fresh*

Comment by mercedes1010 02.28.10 @

” i can even rock a party in the poconos”—LORD ALI BA-SKI

Comment by T.S. 03.01.10 @

Who did the interview must get his hands on the “Once Again It’s On” EP from Markey Fresh. The track and also the snippets i’ve heard so far are incredible dope and it’s ashame it can’t be listened by everyone. Nuff respect Markey Fresh and mad props Unkut!

Comment by K-Funk 03.05.10 @

K.FUNK, thanks! that ep is hard to find. only 1000 were made. ask robbie to contact 45king for info.

Comment by mercedes1010 03.05.10 @

….yo black men!! i don’t like to hear all this negativity between two black men…plus from some of my JERSEY REPRESENTERS!!!…anyway, MARKEY i just wanna’ say i always thought you were a dope emcee and loved your style where the rhyme would pick up with the last word said, but go another way…always thought that was ILL….fictions fact…a lotta’ rappers rap, a lotta’ dj’s scratch and a lot sound wack!!!!! LOVE THAT SHIT!!!!!

Comment by ultramag7 03.08.10 @

ULTRAMAG7, thanks!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.09.10 @

You are both supposed to be OG’s but act like children. This shit is disgusting…

Comment by Koenig_Stieflkater 03.10.10 @

I agree 100 percent! IM mad at myself for lowering myself to alibumski level. Thats not my style at all! Im bigger then that, brighter and smarter!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.11.10 @


PEACE MARKEY FRESH THIS IS CHAMPAGNE IM ON FB A CHAMPAGNE LLOYD…YOUR STORY WAS FROM YOU WHICH IS KOOL ONLY U AND THE 45 KING KNOW THE TRUTH…SO I DIDN’T TRIP ABOUT YOUR VIEW EVERYONE IS ENTITLED 2 THEIR VIEW…BUT WHAT HAD ME HOT WAS WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT APACHE..THAT WASN’T CALLED FOR..OUR BOY PASSED AWAY AND LAST I CHECK YOU DIDN’T GET YOUR DOCTOR DEGREE….PLEASE SAY KIND WORDS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO PASS AWAY..LIKE THE OLD SAYING GOES…IF YOU DON’T HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT A PERSON THAN BE QUIET… THE TRUTH IS MARKEY FRESH YOU DIDN’T HAVE THAT GREAT FLOW..YOU WAS AVERAGE AND YOU COULDN’T EXCEPT THAT…YOU SHOULD KEEP IT REAL WITH YOUR SELF FIRST, BEFORE YOU GO AND BLAME ON THE ALCOHOL..LOL YOU WAS HANDSOME BUT U NEEDED MORE THAN LOOKS TO LAND A ALBUM DEAL…U SHOULD OF PRACTICE WHEN THEY SIGN U TO A SINGLE…U DIDN’T SELL RECORDS NEITHER DID I SO I WAS DROPPED….THAT’S WHY LABEL DON’T INVEST CAUSE THE ARTIST WHO DOESN’T SELL IS A LIABILITY…DON’T TAKE IT PERSONAL..IT WAS BUSINESS,,,PERIOD..GOD GAVE ALL OF US TALENT FIND YOUR TALENT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN..BUT PLEASE SPEAK KINDLY OF THE DECEASED…PERIOD..PEACE… CHAMPAGNE

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.16.10 @

This is the last time im gonna speak on this, I didnt say nothing bad apache. NOTHING!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.16.10 @

Peace Markey…Look I’m kool with you and Ali… but the extra beef language is not necessary…having a debate in an intellectual way about a topic is kool…take that personal B.S. out of it.. both of yall have family and i’m tired of the wrong conversing…no one know your story but u and Mark…period…all i’m saying brother leave Apache out of it… when you said those comments about the weight and smoking was not professional…that was un call for…Apache was my peeps and many other people cared deeply about him… the topic should end now between you and Ali i care about the both of yall…we have history together and we all played a part in hip hop if anyone did something in hip hop u do not need anyone approval..the evidence is viewable and it can’t be erased with a #2 pencil… nobody have to prove ish to nobody…this beef is dead..the both of yall move on…let’s make some money and pay some bills and grown the f UP>>> all of us… Peace Champagne Iam HIP HOP damn it…lmao [email protected]

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.16.10 @

oh and one more thing I was there…mark 45 sent me to new york to work with PHAT KAT that how I got my record deal…I’ didn’t blame anyone as I saw you gringing u saw me grinding….it was hard for the both of us but that Chapter is over..people get their feeling hurt all the time …sometime people don’t hang with you because there is no chemistry..it’s never personal
..when someone give u lemons u should make some lemon pie… not cry.. I stop worring about what people didn’t do for me and got the rest of my dreams on my own or with the next chapter. With the web right now all yall need is a website, paypal and promotional, sell it ur self…u dont need the labels to continue…
yo robbie hit me up so i can send u my pics, and classic song that is selling overseas…

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.16.10 @

Dam! Cham pain! You said 2much. You said enough on the 1st comment, you keep going on and on! Your the one who needs to let it go! Your nagging me and giving me a headache! You said we have history??? What history??! Name 1 thing we did together! We dont have no history, i hate when people lie!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.17.10 @

Ok I will let it go…. HISTORY: come on brother see thats why people get hot at u…don’t act like we didn’t know each other…i always treated you with respect we didn’t hang but I co hosted 105.9fm the HIP HOP station the nighthawks radio show red bandit and champagne,,, most people give me props and i do have a picture of u and me in myc just kool peeps….think b 4 u talk… and practice what u preach..the end..one luv….u need some beats….Champagne lmao

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

nyc oops

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

name one thing we did together…we took a picture,,as i was heading to my radio show and you ask me for and interview and to play ur record..anybody who knows Champagne knows she keeps it 100 no need to lie…period i have the picture as evidence..u use to always act like u was better or to good for other mcs back then…that was the rumor floating around..but i played ur record with no problem..because we was kool…show me some luv..O and Champagn don’t leave people with headaches Only hangovers,,,lol
bye..

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

Cham pain, we dont know each other! And god knows i NEVER ask you for a interview or to play my record! please dont leave no more comments. i took pictures with alot of people, that dont mean you know me. Your getting on my nerves and giving me headache with that bullshit.

Comment by mercedes1010 03.17.10 @

hater…u go away..don’t speak to me no more and don’t send no more emails to my email address u phony…this is a public place..the truth hurts but it will set u free…im done…hater

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

Cham pain in the ass! Did you say dont speak to you no more?? I NEVER DID!!! i sent 1 email to you to say your getting on my nerves and giving me a headache and to go away!! step off! fall back!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.17.10 @

that’s two emails but whose counting… I should copy and paste the email you sent me.. people have freedom of speech stop turning this into a beef…its just facts being corrected…in a public forum…see once again u think u better than people..ur not…move on….and please don’t call me a bitch in a email again…thats un called for…keep it clean..

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

AND SINCE YOUR HAIR IS CURLEY YOU SHOULD TELL THE TRUTH EARLY…LOL..BYE..I GONE PEACE YALL NO MORE FROM ME…I’M DONE

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

Dam!! WTF!!! i told you to go away! you just keep going on and on with the bullshit! you said 2much in the 1st comment! your fuckin pest! Go away and stay away! Fall back, step off! In other words, leave me alone. You give me a headache! Old fuckin nag!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.17.10 @

YOU SENT ME ANOTHER NASTY EMAIL…NOW THATS THREE..DON’T MAKE ME COPY AND PASTE THEM..STOP ACTING CRAZY…U SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER…SICK…STOP TALKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.17.10 @

oh get a room ya’ two lol

Comment by dj blendz 03.18.10 @

That crazy bitch is gettin on my fuckin nerves! Old dizzy ass bitch! Talkin about i keep emailing you, i dont give a fuck about your ugly ass! That bitch aint got nothing better to do and she is lookin for attention! Aint nothing worst than a silly dumb ho! Get off my dick old funky bitch!

Comment by mercedes 03.18.10 @

Get off my dick! Crazy dizzy bitch! Yeh, i said it…BITCH!!! your making a total ass of yourself leaving all those comments on unkut for the world to see. Aint nothing worst than a silly dumb ho! You
need to get your shit together stupid BITCH!!! GO AWAY, STAY AWAY AND GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!
mARK STOP EMAILING ME..LOOKING CRAZY TO THE WORLD I COPY AND PASTE UR 4TH MESSAGE..U ARE THE ONLY ONE CURSING, AND CRAZY…. UR FANS ALL FIVE OF THEM THINK YOU ARE DISRESPECT,,,WHY ARE U CURSING…THIS IS SHOWING THE WORLD HOW IGNORANT U R…AND U NEED TO STOP EMAILING ME…U PLAYING A MIND CAME FOR FAME..ONCE AGAIN STOP EMAILING ME AND I WON’T HAVE TO RESPOND..IF U KEEP EMAILING ME AND LEAVING THOSE CRAZY MESSAGES I’M TO REPOND YOU BETTER KNOW WHO U ARE MESSING WITH,,CRAZY ..U JUST WANT TO TURN THIS INTO A FIGHT BECAUSE U WANT FAME..BECAREFUL FOR WHAT YOU ASK FOR U JUST MIGHT GET IT….NOW STOP LEAVING ME NASTY AZZ EMAILS AND I WONT RESPOND NO MORE..PERIOD…U DON’T SCARE ME.. IT’S A SHAME THAT A MAN UR AGE CAN’T EVEN HAVE A DECENT DEBATE OVER A ISSUE,,,IT’S A SHAME EVERYTIME SOMEBODY SAYS SOMETHING U DISAGREE WITH U START TALKING VIOLENT..AND U CALLING ME DISRESPECTFUL NAMES..NO UR IRNORANT, UR CRAZY…STOP EMAILING ME I NEVER GAVE U MY EMAIL AND I NEVER GAVE U PERMISSION TO USE IT…STOP EMAILING THOSE CRAZY EMAILS AND I WONT HAVE TO RESPOND..IT’S IN UR HANDS,,U CAN END THIS NOW IF U JUST LEAVE IT ON UNKUT….ITS UNKUT THAT WHAT THIS PAGE SAYS..HANDLE IT! MY EMAIL IS NOT FOR DISRECPFUL REMARKS FROM U…THIS IS HOW U BUILD.. MAYBE THIS IS WHY PEOPLE DIDN’T WANT TO WORK WITH YOU BACK IN THE DAYS U ARE RUDE AND UNPROFESSIONAL U TALK LIKE U HAVE NO VOCABULARY IN UR HEAD…STOP EMAILING ME!! IT’S IN UR HANDS.. I WILL STOP IF U STOP LEAVING ME NASTY EMAILS…

Comment by CHAMPAGNE 03.18.10 @

Bitch please!! You started this bullshit not me. I keep cursing because your a hard headed dumb bitch! Your the 1 who put your email on unkut for the world to have, thats how i got it. Stupid ass! All you had to do was leave 1 comment but you left 12!!! Your crying out for attention. PLEASE GET OFF MY DICK AND DONT LEAVE NO MORE COMMENTS. your playing yourself!!!

Comment by mercedes 03.18.10 @

I wont email that crazy no more. Now watch her keep ridin my dick and leaving bullshit comments. She wants to have the last word, she can have it! Say what you gotta say and then please get off my dick!

Comment by mercedes 03.18.10 @

YES!!!!! THAT CRAZY DUMB BITCH WENT AWAY!!! THANK GOD!!!!

Comment by mercedes1010 03.19.10 @

MARKEY FRESH PASSED AWAY MAY 15,2010 R.I.P.
Thanks for give my records to COOL DJ RED ALERT !

Comment by The 45 King 05.18.10 @

R.I.P. Markey Fresh, “The King Is Here” is on repeat, thanks for the dope rhymes and music.

Comment by Jaz 05.19.10 @

hope you feel good about ya self ali

Comment by nico 05.26.10 @

Peace everybody, it’s MC STARCHILD & MC LIL’ STAR (aka Tamerlane & Kaisem: THE TOGETHER BROTHERS) on the check in for our fallen solider, MARKEY FRESH (flavor Unit). We go way back as friends, neighbors, and music biz associates in Irvington, NJ. Although we did many free style sessions together and wrote a couple of songs, it was in the 45King’s basement that we were able to put it all down on tape as the ‘Playboys’, the ‘Educated Two’, or the ‘Disco Force’ (soon available on mp3). And as time passed, my brother & I decided to form our own record company (BEYROCK RECORDS) and recorded our first single entitled, ‘Get Smart on the Crack’ as the TOGETHER BROTHERS. It was DJ Mark 45King that made it possible for us to rehearse live through his sound system while he blessed the turntables with break beats galore. Often times he didn’t eat because he had to “get some more equipment.” Although his time, talent, and efforts have proven to be quite lucrative, he never asked us for a dime!
So, on behalf of DJ Mark 45King, a fellow pioneer & good friend, I would like everyone to know that he is and has always been cool with us. Again, we appreciate, love, and respect him for the endless generosity he showed to us as aspiring entrepreneurs back then!

FYI: This all happened before the Flavor Unit, Queen Latifah, and before Ed Lover & Dr. Dre (‘YO MTV Raps!) first visited his infamous basement in Vailsburg, NJ, (aka, Hooterville). To Mark Jones, (aka, Shakim, Money Mark, Markey Fresh) may you rest in peace my brotha’… we will remember the good times.

HOP HOP FANS:
if you think DJ Mark 45King deserves to be recognized & properly awarded for his contribution to the culture, hit me back.

Sincerely,
MC STARCHILD
East Harlem / New York
Status: UNDEFEATED

Comment by MC STARCHILD 05.26.10 @

Thanks to the 45 King for letting Markey shine on the classic “Mack of Rap”. R.I.P. Markey

Comment by CrateDigga78 05.26.10 @

Nice interview. I remember his music on Red’s shows.Dope MC!!!!
R.I.P. MARKEY FRESH

Comment by DJ DAVITO 05.28.10 @

I remember seeing “The Mack of Rap” promo 12′s in Dr Wax (a used record store) in March or April 1990, I didnt know what it was but all I saw was Produced by 45 King and bought 2 copies. I always thought it was dope…but I always wondered why he never had a album or a video for ths song, Now I finally know

Comment by dj Shazam 05.29.10 @

Ali ba ski, it sounds like you got alot of hate in your heart. Anger cause stress which leads to high blood preasure and heart attacks! He wrote that!! R.I.P. Markey Fresh!! I still have a heart and I did my post before I knew he passed, but Nico, I don’t have to explain myself to you ya nobody!!!

Comment by Alibaski 05.29.10 @

R.I.P. Markey Fresh. I remember the first time I heard him, it was his first demo that red alert played. I was recently converting the tape to MP3 and the deck chewed up the tape!!!! The track was dope, but it was really just Markey Fresh rhyming over track 2 on the 45 King’s first record, the “Just Beats” EP, and the track was called “Raisin”. It was so dope, I tried to find that on wax for a while, before finding out it was just a demo. If anyone else has that tape from Red Alert’s show, let me know. I got Markey Fresh’s second best demo from Red Alert’s show on tape for trade. Came out in ’91 and has the rakim phrase “Now Imma Stop to see What You Got” as the hook. Let’s keep real hip hop alive!!!

Comment by Classic MC 06.04.10 @

[...] MARKEY FRESH, Passed Away May 15th, 2010 As a kid I used to record his promos off the Rap Attack and keep them in heavy rotation in my tape deck. Markey was the original Flavor unit MC. With his solid, hardcore style mixed with one of my all time favorite 45 King beats his joint “The Mack of Rap” been an anthem for me for decades. I used to see Markey around a couple parties in the early 90′s and I always showed him love – I even mentioned him 2:32 into my joint “On The Block”. He once told Noah at WFMU that R.A. the Rugged Man was the only mo’fucka out there still giving him props. It’s a Damn Shame. He passed away after suffering a stroke. Unkut’s Article Fat Lace’s Article Unkut’s Interview with Markey Fresh [...]

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