Marsellis McGowan (born May 8th 1986), better known by his stage name M.A.R.S McGowan, (Formally Known as Sellis Da Don) is an American hip hop recording artist. Born and raised in Rochester , New York, M.A.R.S initially gained recognition as a rapper at 13 years old, when he started reciting poems that he had written and then formed a group call Lyrical Warfare. At 14, M.A.R.S decided to launch his own rap career as a solo artist. The release of his debut single, "Crack In My Palm" in 2000 to express how his hard work led to him physically having cracked palms. Sheltered by no means, the emcee was exposed to a lifestyle commonly adopted in the inner city. However, this exposure didn't influence his character in a way that on-lookers would expect.
M.A.R.S has released a number of independent mixtape projects through out the years:
Musik Over Everything
The Double Bind
Modern Day Autocratic Rock Star
Never Been Commercial
And his most recent release in 2017 Memories Are The Realest Stories
After surviving a near fatal Blood Clot, M.A.R.S is back on the scene and set to release his 6th mixtape late 2017 titled: The Miseducation of Musik and his first studio album is set to be released in 2018.