With more than 20 years experience, Jimmy Marsh has clearly established himself as an accomplished Boston-based hip-hop writer & recording artist. In 2009, Donnie Wahlberg signed Jimmy Marsh to his record label Donnie D Productions.
Jimmy Marsh’s fan base is extensive and spans nationwide, finding him in popular demand with requests for him to tour in areas all over the country. Jimmy Marsh has performed in cities such as Boston, MA (House of Blues & Hard Rock Cafe) - NYC, NY (M2 Ultra Lounge), and Houston, TX (Hush Night Club) along with guest appearances on the six-city “I GOT IT Tour” following the recording of their hit single “Rise & Grind” and featured performances at iconic venues in 2010 such at MGM Grand Foxwoods and Radio City Music Hall. After touring, Jimmy Marsh spent time writing, recording and releasing his third album Lived to Tell About It which debuted the song “Destiny’s Callin” as heard on December 3rd, 2010 episode “After Hours” of the CBS hit series Blue Bloods on December 3, 2010 all while continuing to offer intimate performances at venues across the country.
Jimmy Marsh’s experience and music artistry stems back from his days as a youth, when he was often found at the Dorchester Youth Collaborative (a safe haven for inner city youth) performing with childhood friends Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, & Danny Wood. Here is where Jimmy Marsh developed a knack for skilled choreography, orchestrating flawless dance routines, which earned him the position working with choreographer Brook Payne (current manager of New Edition). This had Jimmy on tour with the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), in the late 80’s to early 90’s; a tour, which Jimmy participated in concert performances and video as a back up dancer. At the same time Jimmy Marsh, alias JStone performed with his rap group the North Side Boys (NSB) while on tour with NKOTB.
At the American Music Awards in 1991, Jimmy Marsh appeared on stage performing with the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Darrin Dewitt Henson and Flava-Flav accompanying NKOTB. That same year, Jimmy Marsh was signed to Interscope Records with exclusive writing for Marky-Mark (Mark Wahlberg) on the albums titled Music for the People, which achieved platinum status and You Gotta Believe. In addition to his work with Mark Wahlberg, Jimmy Marsh also worked jointly with other artists such as Bobby Brown & Mobb D.
As a member of the urban streetwise rap group Wise Guys, signed under the Def Jam Music Group label in 1997, Jimmy Marsh became part of a group, which represented the different neighborhoods of Boston, his being Four Corners. Wise Guys was a collection of gang members who merged to deliver a collection of rap music that had been said to “bring a literate sense of harsh yet optimistic post-gangsta mentality.” ~ Jason Birchmeier (All Music Guide). The group has since narrowed down, and Jimmy Marsh moved forward to explore other musical endeavors.
Following Wise Guys, Jimmy Marsh moved forward with his musical ventures founding LetsUsLive Entertainment with crewmember T.A.N.G.G. Da Juice. Under this Boston-based record label, they released numerous works but most notably, music surrounding the “Stop Snitchin” campaign. A campaign that stressed the importance of one’s right to exercise one’s freedom of speech. In addition to their music, LetUsLive Entertainment established an original clothing line of T-Shirts supporting the “Stop Snitchin’” movement, which was intended for a local mix tape album. This clothing line had an enormous impact throughout the world, and caused major controversy within the Boston community when the Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino made a motion to confiscate all T-Shirts from local retailers.
Still residing in Roxbury, MA Jimmy Marsh remains active in the community of Boston, often mentoring local youth who are interested in establishing themselves in the music hip-hop & rap industry. Jimmy Marsh has recently been frequenting Los Angeles and New York to record current music, which will appear on a soon to be released album. This album will contain "Going Out Tonight" which debuted at a recent celebrity event at Ultra Lounge in August 2010 and also aired on the “After Hours” episode of CBS's Blue Bloods. Stayed tuned for its pending release.