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Marlin Price grew up in the small town with a big heart known as Isola Mississippi. At the tender age of 2 his Mother was accidentally shot and killed by his Father while she was holding him in her arms. The bullet had grazed young Marlin, nearly killing him also. He was raised in Isola by his Grandmother and later in life relocated to the big city of Chicago to pursue his dream as a rap musician and writer. He got the attention of world famous player The Arch Bishop Don Magic Juan, who enlisted C.O. to record the title track “P.I.M.P” also known as “Players into Makin’ Paper” for his highly acclaimed book “From the Pimpstick to the Pulpit”. This is relationship lasts to this day as you can ask Bishop Don himself and he will tell you; “C.O. is as live as Kanye, or Twista, but he was before them!” –Arch Bishop Don Magic Juan, Street Masters Magazine, 2006. C.O. will also be on Bishop’s upcoming compilation “Skinnin’ Game” alongside Snoop Dogg, Too Short, and many other gold and platinum acts. Next C.O. created the regional successful Chi-Town group Black Mob which earned him some local radio success getting spins from his friend the late Pinkhouse.. Also C.O. has worked with gold producer Soundmaster-T (Too Much Booty in the Pants) and the two have formed a working alliance that is still relevant to this day. From there C.O. became a solo artist and released his first effort A Good Side and a Bad Side this was an ep release which is highly sought after to this day by collectors of underground rap over seas and has sold for as high as a couple hundred dollars a copy on ebay. Now C.O. was ready to drop his first solo album. It did not come until 2002 but was worth the wait. The classic album “When I Hit the Bricks” was an instant underground classic earning him nominations for awards such as the CDbaby Rap album of the year, and earning the title of the “Best of the Best for 2002 in Murder Dog Magazine.” Now C.O. was internationally known and respected by his peers. C.O’s song “Chi-Town Brawler” was heard on HBO’s Fight Night as fighter Michael Bennit came to the ring with the song. Next C.O.’s song “Snitchezz: True Story” was featured on the Murder Dog Compilation “Best of the Best” on Sony-Red/Bloodrush alongside rappers such as T.I., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Do or Die, David Banner, and others. Murder Dog also released a UK version called “We Gets it Crunk” which featured C.O. alongside Tech N9ne, Paul Wall, and Mike Jones. On both releases many regard C.O’s song as the best the projects had to offer and that is saying a lot considering who he was on the projects alongside. In 2004 C.O. was also signed to Sony-Bloodrush for a one album deal, but due to label arrangements between Blood Rush and Sony the album never came out. In 2005 C.O. released his mixtape “King of the Delta: From Mississippi to Chicago” which featured guest drops form the likes of Dennis Hof from the Bunny Ranch and HBO’s Cathouse, C-Bo, Al Kapone, Turk of the Hotboys, and many others. Two more highly acclaimed mixtapes followed “Tha Sultan of this Rap Shit” which featured Tech N9ne, Ice-T, Yukmouth, and others endorsing the project, and the 3 rd mixtape installment, the highly heated “The God of War.” In between C.O’s mixtape trilogy he was featured on several projects including the controversial group Woodpile and their project “Everything I know I learned in Lock Up” with the song “Liar.” The song was so well received that C-Bo decided to put it on another West Coast Mafia release “C-Bo’s Westside Riders IV.” C.O. was also featured on the movie soundtrack “Young American Gangsta’s (also known as Steel Here), along side Layzie Bone, Guerilla Black, Bushwick Bill, and Katt Williams. In 2010 C.O. became the 1 st Chicago rapper to do an entire dou album with a German artist DMB. The international German/US union was known as USG and the album is entitled “Dopegame/Rapgame” and featured: Coldhard of Crucial Conflict and many others. In addition to being a recording artist C.O. also caught the acting bug and had a role in the Artisan Home Entertainment movie “When Thugs Cry” which is available at movie stores nationwide. In 2011 C.O. released the highly heated album "Themi-God" on RBC Records which featured Yukmouth, Kokane, X-Raided, AK of Do Or Die, and Coldhard to name a few.


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