TJ Marion
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TJ Marion

Richmond, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF | AFM

Richmond, California, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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"TJ Marion - Unsigned Hype"

TJ Marion has his lyrical capabilities on full display with "Unsigned Hype" a record that is hip-hop in it's purist form. "Unsigned Hype" is an installment on TJ's Mental Catharsis Vol 3: Have a Nice Day project. This thing is filled with wordplay and an impeccable display of polysyllabic rhyme patterns that might fly over the casual fans head. TJ's style is for a sophisticated hip-hop pallet that is conditioned for in-your-face bars. The self-proclimed "King of the Central Valley" has been a journey-man across all of California and has been winning rap competitions in the area for years now. TJ never stops working with three mixtapes being released in the last year, expect more work coming from him in 2018. - The Hiphop PR Firm

"Behind the music with TJ Marion"

First, thank you for your platform. My name is Todd Marion, Jr., but my stage name is TJ Marion. I am an artist who has been singing since I was a child. As I aged I started making my own music and started diving in to the arts even more. As a result I became an Actor (Although I double majored, got a degree in theatre), I became a producer, and became a writer (I published my Masters Thesis) and songwriter.

I have been in several groups. However the only group I made traction with was Local-MU12. A bicoastal group where I was able to work with many of my idols on our first project. As an artist, I felt that although I love making music, the direction of Local-MU12 didn’t really mesh with my artistry. So, I left the group and started playing with sounds to make my sound.

Below I have provided a link to my latest single titled Disposable. “Disposable" is a Indie Pop, RnB, Country record with a lot of soul influences. It is about #selflove ... not that weird self love involving lotion and napkins though, lol. But, true love of self. Looking yourself in the mirror and recognizing all of your flaws before anyone else, and despite whatever those flaws maybe, love yourself anyway. If those flaws bother you, 1st embrace them, accept them as part of yourself, then work on, as the KING #michaeljackson said, work on that #maninthemirror.

The music I create is intended to make the listener think. I create thought pieces. Life inspires me to do so. Life is full of ups and downs. I am choosing to make my art the soundtrack to life.

How do you think this release represents your current direction..
This release fits perfectly with the direction I am going currently. I want my art to be more introspective. This song does just that because it was inspired by the difficulties my wife and I faced when trying to give life to our children. All except 1 doctor requested that we terminate!

What most inspires you?
Although life in general inspire me, the love I see in my children’s eyes give me so much inspiration. Them being just them makes me want to work 1million times harder.

The music business & being a musician today…
Being a musician today is a gift and a curse. It is a gift to be an artist today because it the business aspect and the ability to record has become more attainable for independent artists, but it is also a curse do to the fact that platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, or Tidal have such a vast database, it makes it difficult for artist to make a wave in an ocean of artists. - Ava Live Radio


Still working on that hot first release.



TJ Marion initially gained his stage prowess in the African Methodist Episcopal church he attended as a child in Bakersfield, California.

Intent on reaching more people he found that although his roots were firm in the gospel arena branching out and using his skills garnered in the church would allow him the opportunity to deliver a message to a boarder audience. So he began to dive into the arts and began diversifying his style of music and began blending Gospel, RnB, Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, and Pop into his music. 

He perfected his craft upon graduating from California State University, Bakersfield double majoring in Theatre and in Political Science. While attending college he became known throughout the dormatoriums as "Nate Dogg" because whenever TJ was featured on a song, it was a hit!

Still feeling limited, TJ Marion began pursuing a career as a artist online. He then collaborated with super producer Ty Fyffe and Fokis of Loyalty Digital and was featured on several projects under the alias TJ. The first of which being a mixtape titled "A Walk Through Myspace VOLUME 2." He became known for his melodies, rhythmic flows, and unforgetable choruses. Later joining the bi-coastal group Local-MU12. His influence and style led the group in many directions. Leading to projects with Hip-hop legends (Sadat X and MC Eiht). But, after the release of their debut album TJ left the group.

He has since been releasing single after single, three mixtapes in one year, and has been performing throughout the state of California and Nevada. TJ Marion is currently working on a new project.

TJ Marion is the act that you need because he is able to “Rock” any house. Basically, he is able to showcase his abilities at any venue because he has much material, so if you need an opener for any event, TJ Marion is your guy.

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