Markus Miner (born November 27, 1984) better known by his stage name Mark Miner, is an American rapper. Not known for any major album releases and frustrated with trends Major record labels tend to follow. He took charge of his own career and founded Grown Folk Corporation in 2008. Grown Folk is not a record label its a brand. Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Mark Miner begin writing rhymes in high school. Instead of pursuing the normal dreams of becoming an athlete in high school. He was content with learning the do's and dont's of the street. Even after graduating from High School went to college and saw it as and easy way to make money while avoiding police. Incorporating business ethics with street ethics proved to be worth while. His exit strategy lead to him founding Blood Water Records to pursue a career in music. The name Blood Water derived from the saying blood is thicker than water. Which generally means that the bonds of family and common ancestry are stronger than those bonds between unrelated people (such as friendship). He tends to think real life situations proved this belief wrong many times but realizes you need water and blood to live. Blood Water is his way of calling friends family. Mark Miner has work with the group M.B.C and labels such as Def Knok Entertainment . He is also working on publishing a book of poems entitled Read Between The Lines and working on writing some feature films.