If you've ever surfed the internet looking for any information on the underground music scene, you may have come across a Marine rapper that wears a gas mask to conceal his identity.
June Marx, a Brooklyn native, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2004 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"I was a sophomore in high school when 9/11 happened," June Marx states. "I just remember how chaotic that day was, but through all the confusion I knew one thing that day, I wanted to fight."
June deployed to Fallujah during OIF as Field Radio Operator and earned several awards during his time in service. He even credits the Marine Corps for giving him the needed discipline to continually write his rap lyrics drawing them from personal experience.
Afterward, he became a CBRN instructor and trained hundreds of Marines before they deployed to their combat zones.
June Marx keeps his dress blues and medals in his personal studio for lyrical motivation (Source: Writeous Optics)
In 2012, Marx received an Honorable discharge from the Marine Corps then spearheaded himself to focus on his true calling — a music career.
June wears the gas mask as part of his image and believes the modern music industry is too "toxic" and there aren't enough artists with "substance" being promoted.
June Marx on the Heavy Artillery Tour signing posters his loyal fans. (Source: Writeous Optics)
He is best known for his "Modern Warfare" lyrical style and vivid wordplay. June is currently the lead of two music groups: Heavy Artillery and Cobra Unit.
After his album titled "Veterans Day" was released in 2015, Marx patriotically donated the proceeds to the VA Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.
Check out June Marx's video below to his unique look and hear his motivating sound for yourself.