Where Are They Now? – Marques Houston

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From the early 90’s – mid 2000’s, Marques Houston was a regular on urban radio and across tv screens. Now in 2018, it seems as if he has disappeared from the lime light.

Inspired by Boyz 2 Men, Houston formed his own hip hop group, Immature, with a couple of childhood friendsーDon Santos and Jerome Jones at the age of eleven. Securing a recording deal with Virgin Records, the quartet came out with their debut album, On Our Worst Behaviour in 1992. After many years of performing together, Immature decided to rebrand themselves as IMxーas they felt that their previous name no longer reflected themselves accurately. Altogether, the ensemble have released seven full-length albums including Playtyme is Over (1994), We Got It (1995), The Journey (1997), Introducing IMx (1999), and IMx (2001).

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During the early 2000’s, the group broke up, leading to Houston embarking on a solo music career. Continuing to work within the hip hop genre as he did before, he soon released his debut album, MH in 2003, just a year after the break up of IMx.

In 2003, Houston began pursuing a solo career. He released his debut album, MH, on October 21, 2003. The album featured the singles “That Girl”, “Clubbin'” (featuring Joe Budden), “Pop That Booty” (featuring Jermaine Dupri) and “Because of You.”

In 2005, Houston released his second solo album, Naked. The album featured the singles “All Because of You” (featuring Young Rome), “Naked” and “Sex Wit You”

From 2006 – 2013, Houston released five more albums, adding to seven in total over a ten year period. From 2014 – 2017, he continued releasing new music, but no albums.

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A versatile performer, the rapper has also graced the screens as an actor. On television, he is perhaps most well known for his performance in the ABC sitcom, Sister Sister. 

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Houston has also starred in a handful of films including You Got Served (2004), Somebody Help Me (2007), Boogie Town (2010), and Battlefield America (2012), amongst a few others.

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Over the last few months, Marques Houston shared with fans on social media that he made the decision to become a Jehovah’s Witness. Although it’s unsure when exactly he started to practice the beliefs of Jehovah Witnesses, he posted a photo of himself posing with brochures, to his Instagram Account in July 2016.

 

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