What is your name/stage name?
My name is Mark Ridley, I go by
the stage name M4RX.
Where are you from?
Chicago, IL. Outskirts of the
city called Dupage!
What do you do?
I’m an all around music artist. I got into music at
a really young age. I started with rap battles and
freestyling to writing poetry to turning them into
songs. I also have a marketing company to help other
businesses/artists grow their image and sound! I used
to be a local promoter for shows as well. I would say
I’m all about the entertainment industry no matter what.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music for a while!! I would say I started
in 5th grade elementary days. I’m in my mid 20s now!
Who’s your biggest inspiration?
New artists that emerge in the industry. I feed off new energy
and most importantly my supporters!
What genre of music do you create?
I started off with lyrical conscious rap. Now I’m releasing more
grungy, hype, and alternative rock/rap.
What was it like working with (collabs?)
I have worked with a lot of local artists. My biggest feature though
in the industry would be with Tory Lanez. Unfortunately, the song never
got label clearance due to a rights issue with the producer that was
collabing with us on the track. Still in the works to get it settled
to get the track out to the world! Cannot wait!
What are some features you have?
What are some features you want to get?
I would love to work with Iann Dior, Key Glock, Trippie Redd,
Da Baby & Lil Baby
Who’s one person, dead or alive, that you’d want to work with?
My brother Mario, my real blood brother passed away a few years
ago. He would be so proud of where I am at nowadays with my life.
Just wish I can talk to him about life. He always had the right
thing to say to me in hard times.
Are you signed to a label?
Currently independent and have my own label in the works. Very open
to signing to a label if the opportunity is presented.
Do you want a record deal, a distribution deal, or none?
Depending on the deal of course!
Who are your biggest supporters?
My inner circle and family.
Where did your name come from?
So, my whole life my artist name was Riddlez. Riddlez came from my last
name Ridley. The past few years I was debating on rebranding myself.
During covid I took the opportunity to rebrand myself with a more
marketable name as M4RX. Clearly it’s for my first name Mark. The
4 represents the letter A but has a deeper meaning. RX following
the 4 represents prescription drugs. Not that my name represents
drugs but it’s leaning towards how prescription drugs are
addicting and people can’t get enough of it. So, “4 drugs”
It’s what I hear from people when I play my music or they
discover me. They want more. Also for a good thing too as
a healing aid. I also want my music out there to heal
people through hard times. X stands for Mark’s. The
end sound stating something about me. Someone always
has something to say whether it’s good or bad.
“Marks this… Marks that”. The X to me was
just edgy and appealing to the eye.
What are you currently working on?
Working on singles at the moment and getting more videos done to get my
image out there more. Later down the line I’m dropping an Ep.
What is your latest release?
My latest release is called “Range Rove’.
When is your next release?
Maybe in a few weeks!
Instagram & Twitter: