Stunna Mane (Marcus Alyn Buck) was born on February 14, 1980. Although he spent most of his life living in Flora, MS, his ambition has always transcended the slow pace of the country. Growing up as a talented athlete, he had dreams of playing in the NBA until a knee injury in high school derailed those plans. Music wasn't his first love but he was always a fan, counting Tupac, Biggie Smalls, UGK, Scarface, and Project Pat as among his favorite artists.
Stunna Mane's initial foray into music was not as a performer but as a manager. He met a local rapper named Camden and was set to manage his career but creative differences between the two caused them to part ways. Rather than sell all of his recording equipment, Stunna decided to try his hand at rapping and became hooked. He developed a passion for storytelling and the combination of his life experiences with immense charisma proved to be a winning formula.
The first song Stunna Mane wrote was a response to the trend of gimmicky dances and bubblegum pop songs flooding the rap industry. "Drunk Gorilla is a song that dudes in the club can dance to without feeling like sissies," Stunna was quoted as saying. After the recording, Stunna sent the song to DJ Bobby Jones in the Delta. "Drunk Gorilla" became a smash there and the legend was born. The ensuing buzz led to numerous other DJs and internet radio stations taking notice. Soon "Drunk Gorilla" was getting spins on radio stations in Memphis, Atlanta, Phoenix, and even as far away as Canada and Brazil. This was undoubtedly aided by the recording and release of the "Drunk Gorilla" remix featuring Project Pat of Three Six Mafia fame and Benz. Stunna Mane notes that DJ Spin Dat at 97.7 was the first Jackson DJ to start playing his music.
Not wanting to have the ladies feeling left out, Stunna's follow-up to "Drunk Gorilla" was a track called "Pretty Girls". This song only intensified the rapper's already prolific reputation as a ladies' man. Armed with a (mostly female) following on Twitter and Facebook, Stunna Mane continues to be an emerging internet sensation. Though he is relatively new to the rap game, his work ethic and level of dedication surpass that of many industry veterans. His honesty and willingness to grind have earned him accolades and appearances on a host of mixtapes even though he has yet to release his highly anticipated "Rookie Season" mixtape.
The founder and CEO of So Damn Pretty Entertainment was recently nominated for two Jackson Music Awards (male hip-hop artist of the year and hip-hop entertainer of the year). This is quite an achievement for an artist with less than two years of experience under his belt. Other notable songs by Stunna Mane include "Throw Yo Hood Up" featuring Fiend and Mr. Serv-On, "Box Chevy Bitch" featuring Mz Mack (the First Lady of SDP Entertainment) and "Pussy Nigga Swang" featuring Young Legend and Mz Mack. Stunna Mane is definitely doing his part to show that Mississippi is a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop scene. "Drunk Gorilla" is more than a song, it's a movement.
Stunna Mane Facts
an avid custom car stereo enthusiast, he has won several car show competitions
in talks to create a "Drunk Gorilla" themed drink
huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan
lists Shaq as among one of his idols
daughter Niya is his biggest inspirations
Websites Featuring Stunna's Music
Its getting radio play on WGNG in Greenwood, MS; HOT 97.7 in Jackson, MS