Mark Anthony Battles is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and producer from Indianapolis, Indiana. Battles is the founder of Fly America, an independent hip hop record label.
In 2012, Battles released his first mixtape Walking Distance and gained online recognition for his song "Last Night", which placed second on MTVu and was later remixed by Kid Ink. He has worked closely with Wale, Dizzy Wright, and French Montana, overall releasing a dozen mixtapes including a collaboration project with Tory Lanez and King Los, surpassing a million digital downloads.
In October 2015, Battles released his first independent album Numb, which peaked at #25 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop and Heatseeker charts. In 2016, Battles was named alongside Kendrick Lamar and YG in 5 Influential Rappers On Mental Health Stigma by The Huffington Post. In 2017 Battles released a project titled “Day 2” which featured artists such as Brittani Jenae and Tory Lanez. The following year in 2018, Battles released a project titled “Vasi World” that he admits was not his best effort despite overwhelming positive feedback.
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