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Marcellus A Dawson

Marcellus Dawson, the youngest of four brothers, was born in St. Paul, MN in 1978. He was raised in Chicago, IL, where he began expressing himself musically at the age of eight. It was obvious to his parents that his love for music and his ability to play instruments (there are seven in his repertoire) ‘by ear’ was not just talent, but a gift.

Marcellus’ experiences with music are rooted in gospel. He played the piano and organ for Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park, IL. In junior high school, Marcellus, with the help of his music teacher, arranged music for and conducted a band class. His teacher was amazed at his ability to read and write music without formal training. Marcellus continued writing music and playing for his church choir throughout his high school years.

Marcellus in 1996 became the DJ for the university’s radio station, KCSF. While working at the station he met Jay Logan. Logan, owner of Jae Sporte Entertainment, had already produced hits for Pebbles and Bobby Brown. Logan, impressed with Marcellus’ gift, taught him the fundamentals of music. These studies enabled Marcellus to further develop his skills and enhance his passion for music.

In 2003, Marcellus ‘Handz Down’ Dawson, signed with a production company known as The Trendsettas. They were hired by KG at Divine Mill Records in New Jersey to produce hits and with Marcellus’ brilliant talent for writing music; that is exactly what happened.

In 2006, Urban Mystic’s song ‘It’s you’, was #1 for sales in Billboard, four weeks in a row. Before the album dropped, it had already sold over 200,000 copies. Four of the songs on the album were produced by Marcellus with Trendsettas. Marcellus’ musical genius brought this production company to the forefront of today’s music industry.

One of Marcellus’ recent Billboard successes, The River, by Noel Gourdin, was #1 on billboard for 33 weeks, as “The Hottest Single Airplay”. It was also part of the movie score in “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins”.

Marcellus has written and produced tracks for Jahiem and Syleena Johnson. He is accredited with producing the theme song for the movie, The Cookout, entitled ‘The Cookout’ and the featured song ‘Family Reunion’. In January of 2007, Stacie Orrico’s second album , “Beautiful Awakening”‘ débuted and included a track written and produced by Marcellus; ‘Take Me Away

Marcellus now resides in Atlanta, Georgia, He recently produced, arranged, and played the keyboard for James Grear’s live concert album, “Don’t Waste Another Day “ released by Universal. Records. SO GET READY FOR THE UNREAL THE ALBUM (MARCELLUS ANDREW DAWSON THE YOUNG PEOPLES BIG BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!