Mark always had a competitive nature, a passion for music and the love of helping people. From playing all types of sports, to working with special need children, or playing the drums as a small kid. With it all, one thing that will never leave Mark is his passion for music. Mark’s inspiration for music started at a young age. His father played with a band called the Red Tops. Listening to their music, watching him play the keyboard, and the guitar intensified his dedication for music.
Years of hard work and disappointment came. Mark worked harder to develop the skills of discovering talent, recording music, and managing artist. Through workshops, reading journals, books, and consulting with an industry professional (Dorian Daniels) that has had great success in the industry. Through total commitment, Mark was involved in the signing of an artist to Sony Music-where he met Mr. Randy Jackson (American Idol). Mr. Jackson advised Mark to never give up on my dreams. Mark was also involved with helping other artist in whom Def Jam (Chelsea) Entertainment Corporation of America (Lil Mack) and Priority Records (Davion Daniels) showed great interest in their music gave Mark a sense of accomplishment. Mark is currently working on several projects with newly formed Record Label “Blessed UP Entertainment” alongside with Quinton “Saqred” Harris-one of the founders of the label. The most important thing now is giving back to the community, trying to find a way to make a difference in the youth’s life. We offer free time to troubled kids at the newly renovated recording studio which is located at 1203 Clay Street (Versatile Entertainment Recording Studio) My staff and I try to be mentors, teaching music production, recording, and mixing. Trying to steer them out the street from a negative atmosphere to a positive one.
Determination has taken Mark to the next step toward achieving his dream; the power of a thought along with the valuable information he’s learning will help him reach his DVR (dream, vision, & reality).
Quinton “Saqred” Harris was born and resides on the south side of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Saqred started his music career at the age of 14. He started writing songs and then he got engaged with production and Engineering. Within his career he failed to succeed to higher standards of the industry. Although, lack of knowledge of the industry was the fact, Saqred realized it was time to seek it. Quinton’s music began to reflect his new life in Christ. After being highly influenced by several artists, such as Kirk Franklin, Lecrae, Donnie McClurkin, Canton Jones, Toby Mac, Da Truth, Deitrick Haddon, and Mary-Mary, he began to disciple by his greatest passion, music.
Quinton is an independent and unsigned Gospel Artist and performer. Quinton continues adventuring in gospel related events, volunteering at local churches, and engaging with several organizations. Saqred ministers at various community venues with his musical gifts. Quinton has received recognition, respect, and props around the community limits. Quinton receives such credits for music production, songwriting, engineering including arranging. He has received many raves from various artists and musicians, including Fred Hall Hudson, (producer, engineer, musician, writer, and member of The Heavenly Stars), Terrence Lewis, (producer, engineer, and musician, also Grammy/ Stellar Award Nominee Producer), Billy Dorsey with The Bridge Life (songwriter, Vocal Coach, singer, Grammy Producer for 2 Chainz, Day 26, and Maino), Mark Winters for I Told U Music Group (CEO/Owner), and now one of the founders of newly formed record label “Blessed UP Entertainment”, Fred Williams, (artist, musician, and head coach for the WNBA), Beau Vallis (R&B Singer, sonwriter, and producer for Kelly Rowland, Sean Paul, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Timbaland, Young Jeezy and more) and last but not least, from GBG Records is Zachary and Ashley Engram, two talented musicians, artists, engineers, and vocalists, which specifically complimented his style on all of Quinton’s-Saqred’s music.
Quinton’s music is not his only possessed gift, but also drawing and painting. Quinton’s music is clever but straight to the point, Bible sound doctrine, and his delivery is very clear. Quinton exposed most of his musical career in Mississippi and has excelled with it during his time in Atlanta, Georgia alongside with Mark Winters. Pastor Walter Pittman stated, "Quinton is becoming superior with his musical gifts, and I can now see the anointing in his performances". With no ambitions of becoming the next big thing or dreams of fame and wealth Quinton provides a southern style to the nation. Quinton is now venturing off into managing his career along with others under his newly formed record label, “Blessed UP Entertainment.”