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Marva Jean Cooks II (born August 28, 1973),[1] better known by her stage name Marvaless, is an American rapper from Sacramento, California.[2]

Marvaless
Birth nameMarva Jean Cooks
Born (1973-08-28) August 28, 1973 (age 46)
OriginSacramento, California
GenresRap, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop, Hardcore rap
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1992–present
LabelsMarvaless Muzic, West Coast Mafia Records, Legasi Records, AWOL Records
Associated actsC-Bo, Lunasicc, Messy Marv

CareerEdit

In 1992, a year after finishing high school, Cooks got together with C-Bo to record her debut album, Ghetto Blues, through AWOL Records. Successive solo releases were Just Marvaless (1995), Wiccked (1996), Fearless (1998), and Ghetto Blues 2001 (2001). During this time, Cooks also made a series of guest appearances on records by acts including 2Pac, Conscious Daughters, Mac Mall, Master P, Mac Dre, and AWOL label mates Lunasicc and C-Bo. She also performed with artists including Ice Cube, Biggie Smalls, Do or Die, and Redman.[2][3]

In 2003 she returned to the scene with Bonnie and Clyde, a collaboration album with Messy Marv, followed by another collaboration, 3 Da Hard Way, with The Jacka and Husalah of Mob Figaz in 2005. She followed with her next solo album, Ready Made, the same year. Her most recent album, Queen of The Mob, was released in 2010, and she is planning to release another solo album, Marva Jean, with Legasi Records.[3] She also featured in the album "A Female Grind" by Thugg Miss in 2013.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Release Peak chart
positions[5]
US US
R&B
Ghetto Blues 1994 100
Wiccked 1996 48
Fearless 1998 43
Ghetto Blues 2001 2001
Ready Made 2005
Queen of the Mob 2010

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • Bonnie and Clyde with Messy Marv (2003)
  • 3 Da Hard Way with Husalah and The Jacka (2005)

Extended playsEdit

Title Release Peak chart
positions[5]
US US
R&B
Just Marvaless 1995 71
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Song Artist(s) Album
2012 "New Beginning"
(featuring Marvaless, Rydah J. Klyde & T-Nutty)
C-Bo Orca
2014 "Respect a Real Bitch"
(featuring Marvaless & TinkBadChick)
Thugg Miss A Female Grind

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "California Birth Index, 1905–1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database).
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Marvaless > Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Introducing Marvaless AKA Marva Jean". KSFM. Retrieved 2012-01-25.
  4. ^ "Album:A Female Grind". amazon.com.
  5. ^ a b ((( Marvaless > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2011-09-12.

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