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KPZ is a suburban middle class raised lyricist.
Born Marcus Palazzolo, KPZ has been writing and rhyming since Trapper Keepers and Pony kicks were the in-thing. Hailing from Utica, Michigan, he has differentiated himself from other mitten-molded beat makers with melodious instrumentation and harmonic jazz beats, which combine to a powerful mix of emotional hip-hop. Brought up by a single mother with six children, KPZ was influenced by the indigenous sounds from his siblings since the age of a toddler.

The love for music only grew as he began to stockpile albums of vinyl, tape, cd, or whatever media form available. More or less studying the art, it began natural for Marcus to develop a style all of his own. With cunning words and clever lyricism, KPZ adapts to the beat and become the music he creates. KPZ met the woman of his life in 1999, of whom he was married to in the fall of 2004.
He instills inspiration for many of his thoughts as he writes from the three little daughters he has from this union. In the fall of 2004, KPZ opened The Little House on Hayes Recording Studio, located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Simultaneously, he formed a trademarked recording label known as Last Laugh Records, LLC. He works in the local scene procuring and perfecting his art.
Along with his cousin, Tim Herbert (aka Hooligan), the name of the company has quickly made its way into the forefront of local southeastern Michigan rap. KPZ, under the name Kalmplekz, released his first mix-disc effort in November of 2007 entitled “The OutKold Mixtape”. Last Laugh Records released a double cd mixdisc effort, by artist Hooligan, two months prior entitled “The Fresh Batch Mixtapes, Volume 1 & 2″. In 2008, they worked with and/or performed at shows with the likes of Stretch Money, K-Deezy, Chief, Instrumentally Sick Productions, Smoke Don from Tru Mafia, Dope Da Vinci, Get Bread Entertainment, Volcano (I-ENT), Tone Tone, Mitch-E-Mitch, Ty Jones, Moe Nitty, Prophecy, The Spec-Illest, Raw Cut, The Clique, Caddy Carol, I-94 and 7 Mile Productions, and a host of other respected and notable industry Michiganders.
In the same year, Last Laugh Records(KPZ) also signed artist Jay Hunt, aka Celtic, and quickly released his first mixdisc surrealistically titled “The Dead Leaves Mixtape”. Always into production of whatever comes out on a Last Laugh record, Marcus incorporates old school elements over new mainstream industry beats to create a flare to excite the listeners ear canals. His hope is to get you remember the Last Laugh rendition when you once again hear the track the beat is originally from.
Now working with up-and-comer in the game, Vinnie D, Kalmplekz is expanding in anticipation of good things in the music world and an economic surge with the installation of Barack Obama as president of the United States.
An optimist, a provider, a worker, a mover, a slanger, a father, a husband, a thinker, a creator, a listener, an idea expressor, a passionate music man with knack to be around for time to come- MIC CHECK ONE-TWO, ONE-TWO! – this is KPZ the Kalmplekz MC of Last Laugh Records. (bio written by WhiteOut, 1/1/09)
Marcus J. (solo artist) / aka “Kalmplekz” / aka Mr. Cereal / aka Lucky Liquid Paper
Influences: RUN-DMC and Jam Master Jay, Old School LL Cool J, Led Zeppelin, Janes Addiction, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Rush, the Doors, Tupac Shakur, A Tribe Called Quest, Lou Reed, the Verve, House of Pain, Third Bass, Old School Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, Dr.Dre, Gangstarr,……the entire eclectic world of music that has been presented thus far to me in life!
Record Label Last Laugh Records
Type of Label Indie
“OLD SCHOOL RHYME, NEW SCHOOL TIME”

The Night Light Mixdisc Vol 2
1) Keep Profit and Zip
2) Monstah
3) Grabbin' Gwap
4) Ham (ft. Bigg D33, Vinnie-D)
5) Contact Cypher (ft. Celtic, Dope Da Vinci, Hooligan)
6) Musik on My Mind
7) Plottin on a Come Up
8) Too Much Smoke
9) Trust In Consumption
10) No Hope
11) Grateful 4 Greatness
12) Baby Doll
13) Thats Why I Glisten
14) Untouchables
15) On Tha Block
16) Whatcha Gonna Do
17) Thru Theze Eyez
18) Addicted & Gettin High
The Night Light Mixdisc Vol 1
1) Where's The Disc (The Intro)
2) Vocal Ammunition
3) Stayin Afloat
4) Bad Mutha Fukka
5) The Leak
6) Chainsmoker
7) Hoodie On My Head
8) Keep it Movin'
9) Get Gone
10) The Rebirth
11) Persistence
12) I'm a Star
13) You Know
14) I Don't Stop
15) What If
16) Down Tha Hatch Cypher
17) The Drop
18) What They Do

Coming soon!

About the Author

marcus Born Marcus Palazzolo, KPZ has been writing and rhyming since Trapper Keepers and Pony kicks were the in-thing. Hailing from Utica, Michigan, he has differentiated himself from other mitten-molded beat makers with melodious instrumentation and harmonic jazz beats, which combine to a powerful mix of emotional hip-hop.