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Money Mark

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Genre: Other, Jazz
Biography: Money Mark is the alias of Mark Ramos-Nishita, a keyboardist whose funky, retro-flavored riffs earned him the unofficial title of the fourth Beastie Boy. Born in Detroit to a Japanese-Hawaiian father and a Chicano mother, Nishita moved to the West Coast when he was six; some years later, he hooked up ...Read full biography
Mark's Keyboard Repair
Released: 1995
Label: MSI Music Distribution
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Money Mark was the keyboardist on the Beastie Boys' Check Your Head and Ill Communication. Both albums demonstrated his influence, with his thick, funky organ appearing all over the place. On his own, ...Read full review
Push The Button
Released: 1998
Label: Island Def Jam
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Lacking the kaleidoscopic ambience of Mark's Keyboard Repair, Money Mark's second album, Push the Button, is a more cohesive affair than its predecessor. That doesn't mean it sticks to one style, either. ...Read full review