Roey Marquis II

Bürgerl. Name:
Calogero Randazzo
Profil:
Roey Marquis II. (also known as Ming or RM2, born Calogero Randazzo; *1971 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse) is a German/Italian hip-hop producer and DJ.

Shortly after playing DJ-sets at Larry's Inn at the age of 18, Calogero Randazzo became that clubs manager. In 1991 he was the co-founder of S.Y.A. Records, focusing on eurodance and rap music, and went on to open the record store Sounds Of Blackness the same year.

In 1992 he created the name Roey Marquis II. while spinning at the Funkadelic Club, founding the jazz influenced label Loose Ends Records, together with Kerstin Lamb in February of 1993, and the hip-hop label Ruff-N-Raw together, shortly thereafter. Producing for such artists as Da Germ, Otropic T(h)ree and Diferenz, as well as his own projects, and those with Jazz Con Bazz.

From 1993 to 1996, Calogero succesfully ran his record labels, while heading the promotions agency Tribes Of The Underground. Performing as a support-DJ for the likes of Run-DMC, Onyx, Fugees, Grandmaster Flash, Nas and KRS-One as well.

From 1997 he began working for the Frankfurt based production company Fun De Mental, from where he operated Quiet Force Records (Germany), and the rap/R&B heavy Division Genuine Productions. Touring with The Marquis Club.

A year later he began on the project MK2, together with DJ Kabuki releasing the album Prepare To Be Educated, and he collaborated with MC's Germ and Matrix to form the group Spiritual Warriors, releasing their debut, a concept album, in 1999.

Roey Marquis II. released his first solo album Ming, a producer album and the first of a RM2 Trilogy in 2000. That same year, he started a new production company, called Shen Productions, and introduced his new label Ming Dynasty, signing such artists as Jonesmann, Jeyz, Profan78, Pal One and Lunafrow amongst others. In 2002 he released Herzessenz, the second part of his RM2 Trilogy, followed by Samsara, his third installment a year later. He has since been involved in numerous other projects, having had his autobiography "Lebenslinien" published in 2008, which he co-wrote with Tobias Hoeft.

Roey Marquis has produced songs for a large part of the German rap scene, having worked with the likes of Absztrakkt, RAG, Stieber Twins, Samy Deluxe, Curse, Azad, Kool Savas, Olli Banjo, Brixx, Nicodemus, Schivv, Tatwaffe, Archetype, Al' Tariq, Problemz, Lin Que, Finsta, Tony Touch, Evil Dee, DJ Spinna, amongst many more.
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Albums

Roey Marquis II - Presents The Marquis Club Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Presents The Marquis Club (Comp) Columbia Europe 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
TR001 Roey Marquis II - The Marquis Club Ingredients (Level 1) Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Featuring DJ Sherry & DJ Release Roey Marquis II.* Featuring DJ Sherry & DJ Release - The Marquis Club Ingredients (Level 1)(LP) Toolhouse Recordings TR001 Germany 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
QF-003, none Roey Marquis II - Zumo Breaks Round One Cover-Design Evil Dee / Roey Marquis* / DJ Spinna Evil Dee / Roey Marquis* / DJ Spinna - Zumo Breaks Round One(LP) Quiet Force Records, Ozone Music QF-003, none US 1998 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Spiritual Warriors Cover-Design G.E.R.M.*, Matrix (6) & Roey Marquis II.* Are Spiritual Warriors G.E.R.M.*, Matrix (6) & Roey Marquis II.* Are Spiritual Warriors - Spiritual Warriors (Album) Quiet Force Records (Germany), Uprock Records Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Ming Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Ming (Album, EP) Full Scale Entertainment Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Momentaufnahmen 2 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Momentaufnahmen 2 (Comp) Full Scale Entertainment Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Herzessenz Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Herzessenz (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
MD012 Roey Marquis II - Beatcollection 1 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Beatcollection 1(2xLP) Ming Dynasty MD012 Germany 2002 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Samsara Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Samsara (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Momentaufnahmen 3 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Momentaufnahmen 3 Ming Dynasty Germany 2004 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Beat Collection Vol.2 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Beat Collection Vol.2 Ming Dynasty Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Dein Zeichen! Cover-Design Absztrakkt & Roey Marquis II Feat. C.L. Audio (2) Absztrakkt & Roey Marquis II Feat. C.L. Audio (2) - Dein Zeichen! (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2005 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - 7 Tage Cover-Design Pal One & Roey Marquis II Pal One & Roey Marquis II - 7 Tage (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Battle Of The Words - Level 2 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II Battle Of The Words - Level 2 (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2006 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Ming's Biosphere Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Ming's Biosphere (Album) Ming Dynasty Germany 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Beat Collection Volume 3 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Beat Collection Volume 3 Ming Dynasty Germany 2007 Diese Version verkaufen
MD031 Roey Marquis II - X Tape Cover-Design X-Men Klan* & Roey Marquis* X-Men Klan* & Roey Marquis* - X Tape(CD, Album) Ming Dynasty, 58Muzik MD031 Germany 2010 Diese Version verkaufen
none Roey Marquis II - Ming Dynasty Radio Vol. 2 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II Ming Dynasty Radio Vol. 2(Cass, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label none Germany Unknown Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Roey Marquis II - The Real Sh*t Cover-Design Da Germ 'n' Roey Marquis II.* Da Germ 'n' Roey Marquis II.* - The Real Sh*t (Maxi) Ruff-N-Raw, EFA Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
RR-018-1 Roey Marquis II - Raw 'N' Uncut Hip Hop Vol. II Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Raw 'N' Uncut Hip Hop Vol. II(12") Ruff-N-Raw RR-018-1 Germany 1995 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Vortex EP Cover-Design Marquis* Vortex EP (EP) Columbia Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Melody Cover-Design Marquis* Feat. Harvy Dent & Emel Marquis* Feat. Harvy Dent & Emel - Melody (Single) Columbia, Columbia Europe 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - The Rain Cover-Design Marquis* Feat. Brixx Marquis* Feat. Brixx - The Rain (Maxi) Columbia Europe 1997 Diese Version verkaufen
QFG 006, URR 012, URR012 Roey Marquis II - Doublette Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* & MB 1000 Roey Marquis II.* & MB 1000 - Doublette(12") Quiet Force Records (Germany), Uprock Records, Uprock Records QFG 006, URR 012, URR012 Germany 1999 Diese Version verkaufen
Roey Marquis II - Momentaufnahmen 2.2 Cover-Design Roey Marquis II.* Momentaufnahmen 2.2 Ming Dynasty Germany 2000 Diese Version verkaufen