As a young child developing up in Palmer Recreation area, Maryland, Marcus Canty developed loves for performing, golf ball, and singing. The final from the three gained out. On the age range of 11 and 15, he performed at Harlem’s Apollo Theater; during his afterwards appearance, he positioned second within a competition after performing Trey Songz’ “Gotta Move.” Within a couple of years, he was starting for national serves such as for example Bow Wow and Hurricane Chris when their travels strike the Washington, D.C. region. While focusing on an record for an unbiased label, Canty was sidetracked by an effective audition for the U.S. edition from the X Aspect. Mentored by L.A. Reid, he advanced through the initial season from the skill contest along with his variations of K-Ci & JoJo’s “All MY ENTIRE LIFE,” Lifestyle Club’s “YOU DON’T Want to Harm Me,” Rose Royce’s “I AM GOING Down,” and Michael Jackson’s “P.Con.T. (Pretty Youthful Thing),” amongst others. By the finish of 2012, Canty agreed upon a recording agreement with Epic, made an appearance over the soundtrack for Think that Like a Guy with “Won’t Make a Fool Out of You” (which peaked at amount 69 on Billboard’s Sizzling hot R&B/Hip-Hop graph), and released THAT IS Marcus Canty, an EP offering the one “In & Out” (lots 56 hit on a single chart).