Xavier Marquis is not just a rapper, more so an artist who brilliantly paints a vivid depiction of what true artistry is all about. Leaving it all on the stage, Xavier is a charismatic performer who passionately focuses on leaving the onlooker with an unforgettable visual and musical experience.
Xavier Marquis (pronounced Zay-vee-air Mar-key), was born in Minneapolis, MN. Xavier’s knack for music and rhythm was evident at a young age. At the age of 9, Xavier started writing his first rhymes. In the 5th grade, at age 10, Xavier formed his first rap group that went by the name “The Little XDL” with his cousin Dom Davis aka Dearling Physique. At age 16, he purchased his first keyboard. It was that keyboard that helped Xavier hone his production skills.
In 2002, Xavier was introduced to Ray Seville of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ company Flyte Tyme, and immediately started producing for various artist’s. During his stint at Flyte Tyme, Xavier vigorously studied the production of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis past work and created his own unique formula to producing hits that took his songwriting, rapping, and production skills to a new level. "The time I spent at Flyte Tyme was essential to my growth as a music producer and artist. There was so much history there. Just to know that you were recording in the same place that Michael and Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Boys II Men, and Usher once recorded in is breathtaking and motivating."
Now, Xavier is focused on the release of his next mixtape due to be released early 2011. "I want to do something different with this mixtape. I'm sampling a few of my favorite songs from the past and making them my own. I'm really excited about this project because it will continue to show people my versatility and also my knack for making great music."