Mark Lee

Mark Lee


Mark Lee is a Canadian rapper and songwriter who has achieved great success in the music industry. He is best known for his smooth flow, clever wordplay and catchy hooks, as well as his thoughtful lyricism that often touches on themes of mental health and struggles with identity.

Full Name
Lee Min-Hyung
Aug 2, 1999
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Mark Lee is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter born on May 3, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He first gained attention with his debut mixtape City Lights in 2014. He has since released several singles and two additional mixtapes. His music has been praised for its infectious beats and clever lyrics that tackle topics ranging from love to politics.

Lee's passion for rap began at an early age when he was influenced by local hip-hop artists from his neighbourhood. At the age of 16 he started writing his own rhymes and soon after began performing in small venues around Vancouver. After gaining traction locally, he released his first single “Money Talk” in 2012 which earned him recognition from the city’s hip-hop scene. Following this, he released his debut mixtape City Lights in 2014 which included features from prominent artists such as Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Since then, Lee has continued to release new material and tour across Canada and the US. In 2018 he released his third mixtape “The Great Escape” which featured production from Cardo, who has worked with artists such as Drake, Future and Jay-Z. Lee is currently working on a new album set to be released sometime in 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Mark Lee is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 11th, 1973 Mark Lee was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lee releases his first album, “The Green Room” under the stage name “Mista Lawnge”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms R&B Group Blackjacks with Phonte Coleman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mista Lawnge and Phonte form the R&B group “Blackjacks” and release a single titled “Gotta Go”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins 9th Wonder to Form Little Brother</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mista Lawnge, Phonte and producer 9th Wonder form the hip hop group “Little Brother”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Solo Debut Album "He Say She Say"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mista Lawnge releases his solo debut album “He Say She Say” under the stage name “Rapper Big Pooh”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Last Little Brother Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Little Brother releases their last album, “The Minstrel Show” before disbanding in 2007.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Final Solo Album "Delightful Bars"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Rapper Big Pooh releases his final solo album “Delightful Bars” under the stage name “Mark Lee”.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mark Lee is a great storyteller. He tells stories of his own experiences in life, as well as stories of his family and his friends. His music often paints vivid pictures that transport listeners to different worlds and times.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Innovative</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mark Lee is an innovative rapper. His style is always changing, from using old school techniques to incorporating more modern techniques into his music. He is constantly pushing the boundaries and creating something new and unique.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Mark Lee has charisma. When he performs on stage, he commands the attention of the audience with his energy and enthusiasm. He makes sure everyone in the crowd has a good time and leaves feeling satisfied.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Canadian Rapper to be Signed to a US Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mark Lee was the first Canadian rapper to be signed to a US label, signing with Def Jam Recordings in 1996.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Writing Music at Age 11</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mark Lee started writing music when he was just 11 years old. He began rapping and performing at local clubs and talent shows while still in high school.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Worked with Many Artists</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mark Lee has worked with many renowned artists including Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Nas, Dr. Dre and many others.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won Two Juno Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mark Lee has won two Juno Awards for Best Rap Recording for his albums "Here We Go Again" (2000) and "Day of the Dog" (2002).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Wrote the Song “One Love” </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Mark Lee wrote and performed the song "One Love" for the 2004 movie The Terminal starring Tom Hanks.</p></div>


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