LAFAYETTE, IN – On Friday, May 12 the Aloha Gang presents Mark Battles at the Lafayette Theater! Mark Anthony Battles (born September 2, 1991), is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Battles is the founder and CEO of Fly America, an independent hip hop record label. He is often regarded as the first rapper from the city of Indianapolis, Indiana to achieve musical success.
In 2016, Battles announced a partnership deal with iconic music producer and Def Jam Recordings executive No I.D. In 2012, Battles released his first mixtape Walking Distance and gained online recognition for his song “Last Night”, which placed second on MTVu, and was remixed by Kid Ink. He has worked closely with various notable rappers including Ab-Soul, Wale, and French Montana. Battles has, in total, released a dozen mixtapes including collaborations with Dizzy Wright and King Los, surpassing a million digital downloads and YouTube views.
In October 2015, Battles released his first independent album Numb, which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Heatseeker charts. In 2016, Battles was named alongside Kendrick Lamar and YG in 5 Influential Rappers On Mental Health Stigma by The Huffington Post.
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ALOHA GANG Presents: MARK BATTLES
Friday, May 12th
$40 Meet and Greet w/Mark Battles
*Includes Aloha Gang T-Shirt Swag
*Early Venue access
$150 Ultimate VIP Package
*Includes Aloha Gang Sweatshirt Swag Bag
*Exclusive early entry for Mark Battles’ soundcheck.
*A Mark Battles CD/T-Shirt
*Meet and Greet w/ Mark Battles
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