*Mark “Boo-Man” Thibodaux, a Dallas, Texas native from the Pleasant Grove area is kicking off his career with a quality to uphold.

The 23 year old rapper started his music career at the young age of 11 when his he was inspired by his uncle, who was involved in the local music scene in Texas.

“My uncle was definitely the one who got me on the music tip” said the rapper. “I watched him and then I started doing my own thang. I used to get into the club at the age of 12 and perform,” he added.

In the course of a few years, starting in 2005, Boo-Man completed and debuted his first mixtape “Throw’d & Off The Chain Volume 1” and in 2006 he followed up with his sophomore mixtape entitled “Grove Side Problem Child” and that particular CD gave Boo-Man a respected buzz within his neighborhood. Upon the talk circulating the town of Greedy Cove (Pleasant Grove), Boo-Man’s talents became recognized and he met an executive for Come Together Records.

“Come Together Records really helped me with my craft,” said Boo-Man. “They came to the hood to see me and that’s how I got into the rap game.”

In 2007, Boo-Man continued his craft into the industry as an upcoming rapper. Meeting Michael “Real Deal” Baker, an executive with Dallas based record label Mastermind Records immediately signed him to the Indie label.

“I had my third mix tape out at the time called, “The Bricks Tape.” The tape was hosted by the late Pimp C,” he said.

Now in 2011, Boo-Man has been busy accomplishing the task of completing his first album. The project will have appearances by well acclaimed rappers in the south such as Lil Boosie, Slim Thug, Jim Jones and Dub.

“It was a great experience … just to be around the rap scene … I thought they would be stuck-up but they turned out to be good people,” he stated. His double CD will be debuting this spring.

Boo-Man’s style in the rap game is filled with his own personality.

“I’m lyrical and I just do me. I just put a lil street with the lyrical and it comes together just like that,” he stated.

Boo-Man also has big goals of being an music executive in years to come and being “on top” of the rap industry just like his rap influences, Lil Wayne, Slim Thug, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane.

“I look up to those guys…we all from the hood…I see myself right there in the middle of them without the rich and fame,” said Boo-Man. “I just got to mash hard this year in order to get to where I want to go and make great music. My fans just tell me that my style is different – it’s on a whole different level,” he added.

Check out Boo-Man’s music and get more info about him at: www.mastermind-records.com.