Mr. Marcelo f/ Pimp C, Prince Bugsy – “Dat Good”
from Son of Magnolia (Ball or Fall, 2006)
Mr. Marcelo is a rapper born and raised in the Magnolia Projects of New Orleans, Louisiana who takes his rap name from local crime boss Carlos Marcello. Like his younger brother Curren$y, Marcelo was a No Limit Records signee in the early 2000s and released his debut album Brick Livin’ in 2000. Though it received pretty positive reviews, it didn’t chart very well: it only placed #172 on the Billboard Top 200 (which still isn’t bad for a third-string, late-era No Limit release).
He left No Limit not too long afterward, and went on to release his sophomore album Streetz Got Luv 4 Me through Tuff Guys Entertainment in 2001 and his third album Still Brick Livin’ through his own label, Brick Livin’ Entertainment, in 2004. His third album, Son of Magnolia, was released in 2006 on Ball or Fall Records. He has also put out some mixtapes through his label as well.
The majority of Son of Magnolia was produced by Avery Jones, which includes “Dat Good” with Pimp C and Prince Bugsy (a Bay Area rapper by way of Shreveport, LA and a Ball or Fall Records signee). Another member of the Ball or Fall Records roster, Louis XIV, does the track’s hook.