Furyus, born Markivus Nious in San Antonio,Texas, always displayed a knack for spoken word and a love for music. After performing a self written anti-drug song “Drug Free Nation” at his High School Talent show in Bay St. Louis Mississippi his junior year, Markivus was enrolled WBSL AM1190’s Broadcasting Academy and later hired as a full time Disc Jockey for WBSL AM 1190, Bay St. Louis’s local radio station. Furyus is currently working on his debut album for Nite Vision Entertainment Records titled “My Thoughts”. “My Thoughts” is a very personal album, and Markivus intends it to reflect all aspects of himself. Loving father, true lyricist, and a person with a story to tell. Unlike most artists in the hip hop genre, Furyus is an artist that aims to inspire and provoke thought through his lyrics. He draws inspiration from artists like Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Lupe Fiasco. “At The end of the day music is something we retreat to, and it is that spark that helps us make it through, If I inspire people by speaking the universal language of music then I’ve done my job”. Furyus has already established himself as a true talent in the music industry having released two albums “Standing Alone” EP 2003, and his debut full length album “Still Standing” in 2005. Both albums received critical acclaim in various magazines such as Fahrenheit Magazine, The Hipp Press, Union Leader and Urban Empire Magazine. Furyus also achieved success abroad having his song “Hip Hop The Only1 I Need” chart number 9 on Abuja Nigeria hip hop radio station 94.7. In 2004 Furyus in conjuction with Silver-Tongue Entertainment went on tour to support his “Standing Alone” album hitting cities like San Diego, Albuquerque, Boston, Manchester NH, and Southbridge MA. Furyus has shared the stage with many acclaimed artist.
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