Marcus Hart was born on the 24th of January, 2037 in Shaw, Mississippi following a series of plagues that ravaged the area and sent his parents fleeing south. He was born to a nomadic family who traveled across the States searching for food and safety. After Marcus' birth the family eventually reached the Great Swamps and settled. Marcus learned basic survival skills in his community outside the main city and eventually moved within the walls to New Orleans. Marcus began preforming in jazz bands as a guitar player and learned the power of music that had been hidden from him all these years.