Marpo, real name Otakar Petřina is a Czech rapper. He was a member of the character crew, performed in the Marpo & Mc Wohnout group, then founded his band TroubleGang. He is also a former drummer of the band Chinaski.
He started rap at the age of thirteen. At that time, he had a microphone for a few crowns, recorded on a tape recorder and played concerts for only a few people. During this period, Marpo released three unofficial CDs in English – Lyrical Heavy Weight, Verbal Expression Vol.1 and Verbal Expression Vol. 2. A few years later, Marpo formed the band Charakter with MC Wohnout, Oer, Shareem and DJ Paick.
2005 – There was a meeting with Gipsy from the band Syndrom Snopp, who produced the album Origin of Art for Marp. About 1,000 pieces were sold. The album featured, for example, Outhere, Hugo Toxxx, etc. Half a year after his debut, Marpo participated in the largest rap battle in the history of Czech rap – RAP FIGHT VOL. 1 by CZK 50,000. Here Marpo together with Tafrob won and at the same time defeated MC’s such as Phat, Čistychov or Gipsy. The second round took place and Marpo participated in the Whos The King Final Rap Fight final by CZK 100,000, where Marpo won Tafrob and Zverina about 150 votes well in advance.
2006 – Two months after the final, Marpo released the album Marpokalypsa, which was again produced by Gipsy. Outhere (New Jersey – NJ), Drift (NJ), Skandoe (California) and Hard Target (FL) appeared as guests on the album. MC Wohnout, Gipsy and DZK (Slovakia) participated in the album from Czech or Slovak performers. After its release, Charakter disbanded, leaving only the duo Marpo & Wohnout out of the original five members. During the album tour, to which Marpo invited the American Black Ops (Hard Target and Chief), a mixtape called BANG VOL.1 was recorded, which was released in February. At the same time, Marpo won the TV Óčko Award in the 2006 hip-hop category.
2007 – Signed with Universal Music. This was followed by a tour of Bang Mixtape. Compared to the previous line, the line-up has grown by the Finnish producer Kfied. In the autumn, Marpo founded his own label Musiclovers and at the end of October the album RAPSTAR was released (3000 copies for sale). Kfied took care of the main production, Gipsy mastering. The album was christened in Roxy, Prague, and in 2008 it was followed by tours and concerts together with DJ Acm and guitarist 4Pym.
2008 – Marpo became a full member of the band Chinaski as a drummer, which released the gold album Not Waiting to Wait in 2010.
2010 – He released his 4th solo album called KNOCKOUT, which was completely recorded and mixed in Spring Hill, Florida. The master was taken care of by Glenn Schick from GS Mastering in Atlanta. The single Me, Alone and My Second Self was at the top of the T-Music Chart. The album was christened with the participation of a live band in the Lucerna Music Bar. In the same year, Marpo won the Óčko Television Award in the hip-hop category for the second time as historically the first rapper.
2011 – He recorded a new record with MC Wohnout, which was to be released at Christmas. He was still drumming in the Chinaski group and devoted himself to Thai boxing, in which he is the vice-champion of the republic. Marpo founded (together with MC Wohnout, Boky, 4Pym, Ondra Škoch and Zdeněk Urbanovský) the band Full Blooded Mutt (FBM). The pilot single called Šáhnu na vaše svět rotated on TV Óčko.
2012 – Marpo released the long-awaited 352EP with IronKap and Hard Target with (MC Wohnout). Marpo became a member of PVP Label.
2013 – September 30, the 5th studio album called R! OT was released, followed by a complete sold-out tour.
2014 – The album Best of Marpo was supposed to be released in September, but it was not released. He celebrated 10 years in the game at the Sasazu club in Prague.
2015 – September 23 TroubleGang Album was released, which contains 12 tracks. Marpo became a member of Mafia Records.
2016 – February 29 Marpo released his 6th studio album Lone Survivor again with twelve songs. The instruments are under the auspices of foreign production. He was the first Czech rapper to host a baptism in the hall (Incheba, sold out – 4,000 people), guests Ektor and Separ.
2018 – On March 5, Marpo released his 7th studio album Dead Man Walking. The album was recorded in England, where the entire album was produced by Clint Murphy from Modern World Studios. This was followed by a tour called ROAD TO MARPOARENA. On May 19, 2018, he was the first Czech rapper to hold a concert on the stage in the sold-out O2 arena, which was swallowed up by a crowd of twelve thousand fans.
2020 – Marpo releases EP FXCK2K2KEP.
2021 – Marpo releases his 8th studio album, Backwoods Bred. Clint Murphy and Marcus Tran again took part in the production.
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