Marcus Anthony Guinn (emcee one)
• Member of the Osage & Potawatomi tribes.
DJ | Recording Artist | Youth Advocate | Conference Planner
Marcus has served with many youth, and youth organizations nationally since 1994. Executive council member for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Facilitated workshops for National Congress of American Indians, NIEA, AISES, multicultural centers, detention centers, public schools. He was the national speaker for Parents Speak up, and was an invited speaker for "Helping America's Youth"; the (former) White House Youth Conference.
I use to think hip-hop was my passion. I later found that my true passion is causing what I like to call “eyebrow crunches”. Eye brow crunches are when that kid in the back of the hall, puts his eye brows together and you can literally see the light bulb flickering on inside. “I’ve never thought about it like that before”, he says. I am absolutely addicted to being apart of that process. I work less on telling them what to think, but more instead, “how” they think. The goal is for the youth to walk out with the necessary data to begin a life change and to make better choices. I use my hip hop experience to relate. The fact I’ve met and or recorded with people they may know, gains me the “right to speak” in their eyes. I use hip hop, workshops, trainings, leadership camps, as a platform for the message.
He has most recently teamed up with 2 time all American, 6 time state champ, former pro runner for NIKE, Chance Rush to develop "ONE CHANCE" (one choice at a time). Be on the look out for one chance leadership conferences, and Sports events.