Marcus is from Watts, Los Angeles, California. He was raised in poverty and at the age of seven saw both his mother and father murdered in a drive-by that was done on the wrong people. Marcus was sent through foster care, most of his childhood and teenage years. He excelled at physical activity and at the age of nineteen applied to become and LEO officer in Los Angeles. After successfully completing his academy training his life as an officer was short lived, after only a year, Marcus was fired. Marcus spent the next few years going from job to job but his morale had been shot, causing him to go into depression. Marcus, on a whim, won a cruise ship for two, after just splitting from his girlfriend not 2 months beforehand decided to bring his nephew along.