Hip Hop artist, songwriter, and producer Marcus Rashun White, formerly known as “Ringz” now "Rashun Fortune" was born October 8, 1989 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Marcus grew up in a very sheltered environment, although he often found ways to get around the protection of his family. Being raised by his mother, grandparents, and immediate aunts, there was no father figure around for him to look up to. But he took this and vowed to “be the man that they couldn't be, so my girl won't unhappy like my mom was.” Marcus often took after things that his friends and family did not want him to go after, leading to his interest in entrepreneurship and music. Growing up he was not allowed to watch the popular music videos so he would often sneak to see them, memorize them and put his own twist to them, singing them around school and walking home. Doing these things as hobby, later growing more adamant about getting people to hear the message he relays through song. Marcus has been working on putting together a new mixtape since his early 2010 release of a sample CD of his work he titled “The Promotional” which consisted of a group of songs he submitted to his school for them to pick one for a homecoming performance. Marcus has been working with local artists and helping them with their music, as well as sharpening his own writing skills. The next mixtape release [titled unknown] he claims will be “The one that makes the industry notice me,” the 21 year old artist declares. Throughout high school, Marcus (Fortune) worked alone just writing and recording at home on a karaoke machine with whatever instrumentals he could find. Although there were many that wanted to continue working with him, he was very selective about the people he wanted to surround himself with musically for fear of their lifestyle rubbing off into his own. He finally decided to team up with long time friends Terrance Jordan, Tyshen Latimer, and cousin Johntel Cowan to pursue their musical goals. The group was titled “Anderson's Young Gangstaz (AYG)” by Tyshen Latimer, but once again sent Marcus into questioning the lifestyle of his team. Continuing working with them despite the name, they were able to achieve performances in talent shows and one club scene that they were brought into (disregarding they were under 18). In the summer of 2009, he moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue more of his music career, attending music seminars and getting feels of different types of music, however, the summer was brought to a screeching halt. One day after work, the trio came back to their Sandy Springs apartment to find that they had been robbed of all music, equipment and everything that they had working on since 2005. They moved back to Anderson, South Carolina into their respective parents homes to “regroup” after losing what they had worked for. In August of 2009 Marcus developed three new things that would be the beginning of the new career. His new name “Ringz” which consisted of his ability to Rap and Sing, the new style of speaking his own life into lyrics as opposed to just words that rhyme, and the independent label and name change of the group to “Young Rebel Entertainment.” Being told that he has the ability to achieve success in the music industry, he took this and believed to pursue the career as a means to get his family into better living conditions. “It's not about me now, it's really not, my mama does too much and I want to come home and tell her she's moving into a new house and a new car.... leave everything here, let's just go,” said [Fortune] when asked why he is pursuing this dream of fame. The thing that has been a signature so far is the first track to every CD is a motivational song to drive himself, and other artists. See “Won't Stop Me” from The Promotional mixtape and the more recent (release June 16, 2011) “Go Get It” to be number one on the next mixtape. Fast forward to 2013, the young artist had another epiphany. The alias "ringz" had become old, the Young Rebel name was scattered, misrepresented and slowly fading. Now 23, Ringz made another decision to make yet another change. Now going by the name "Rashun Fortune" and currently doing a release of a compilation cd with the sum of all of his [best] tracks from the last few cds and naming this album "Re:Focused" more information soon to come. Groundbreaking progress in the making.