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Marz Explains How Gangs & Witchcraft’s Hold on Chicago Nearly Destroyed His Life

Our homie Marz was recently interview by Justin Sarachik over at The article/interview goes over Marz’ past, including being born in Yugoslavia to a Croatian Catholic mother and a Bosnian Muslim father. They speak on Marz moving to Chicago as a child and witnessing all the gangs that exist in the area and how he was initiated at a very young age.

A little while later, after reading the Satanic Bible and discovering voodoo dolls, sacrificed chickens and a dog with its head cut off by the train tracks, Marz became interested in witchcraft and goes into detail about how gang and witchcraft can go hand in hand in Chicago.

Honestly, even if you have no idea who Marz is check out the article anyway because Marz definitely has a very interesting past that is worth looking in to.

This is only part one of the interview. We’ll post part two once it’s up.

Check out the full article over at by CLICKING HERE or check that out below:

Marz Explains How Gangs & Witchcraft’s Hold on Chicago Nearly Destroyed His Life

Christian Hip-Hop artist Marz has seen and experienced a lot of things in his life. He has been witness to the utter depravity of sin, the darkness caused by evil, and the fortunes and misfortunes of fame. He has also felt the healing touch of God, the breaking free of addiction, and a complete 180-degree life change of himself. What started as a long road down to destruction, has turned into beautiful conversion story. 

This is his story…

Marz’s story starts in 1970 in a country that was previously called Yugoslavia. He was born to a Croatian Catholic mother and a Bosnian Muslim father. Since then, the country has become a series of smaller countries after war tore it apart. A young Zlatko Hukic (Marz), along with his family left the country when he was eight and they became immigrants living in Chicago, Illinois. From that early age, he was exposed to a lot of the perils of the city. It was the late 70s, early 80s, and drugs and gangs were running rampant in the city.

“From grammar school there were gangs and it just was. You just grow up around that and it’s a natural part of life,” Marz said. “Every part of Chicago has their own gangs and you’re just around that. There’s a gang at the park, you’re hanging out at and you’re part of that scene and then you get initiated into that gang. I see people gang banging at six or seven-years-old. A big part of that is linked to the lack of leadership in the home from the fathers or just the lack of fathers being there.” 

Marz admitted that as he became a young teen, he began to get rebellious. At first, it was on his own, but then the environment took hold of him and his life would begin to go down a dangerous path. He started smoking weed and would eventually become a dealer. 

“In hindsight, I think what really caused my rebellion is that I didn’t have a relationship with my father. Now that I have children, I think that growing up, my father was not there mentally. He was very aggressive and very disconnected. I think initially my rebellion was against him and that led to rebellion against God and against the world just trying to find meaning in things without somebody there to guide me,” Marz explained. “I had a strong will and conviction about certain things and there was no one there to guide me which led to witchcraft and gang banging and other boys trying to teach boys to be men.” 

A 12-year-old Marz began to spend time on the streets and was jumped into the Black Hawk Park Assassins. He also found himself getting into witchcraft. One of the first books he ever read was the Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey. 

“It pushed me in the direction of seeking spiritual enlightenment through spirit guides and the demonic,” he said. “Both those things happened at the same time, gang banging, smoking weed, just opening those doors to the demonic world and how all those things influence you.” 

You would never think it, but according to Marz, Chicago is flooded with witchcraft. In fact, he said most likely there’s a lot where you live too, you just don’t know it. 

“I remember walking by the train tracks and finding voodoo dolls, sacrificed chickens, a dog with its head cut off… I learned later what all that was about.” 

Another prominent thing in the city is the use of what they call “botanicas.” He said they can be found in any direction you walk in Chicago. You can find a person into dark arts to use a botanica and cast a spell on someone, cleanse you, or even sacrifice animals. They already have the animals and will do it right there with idols. 

“One of the things about the demonic is that it doesn’t come at you as a demon, it comes off as a spirit guide. ‘Oh, let me do a reading, let me do a cleansing’, that’s how they start,” he explained. “Then they hook you, ‘I just did a cleansing, I need you now to leave a small offering for these spirits’, that can be alcohol, a cigar, and when you leave that offering you took the bait.” 

Of course, it doesn’t end there. You have to go back so they can check you again. Every time you return you need to have a bigger offering until you are literally sacrificing animals – then it’s too late. 

“Gang culture and witchcraft are so heavily connected out here,” said Marz. “I was in a life or death situation with a huge drug dealer out here. They would sacrifice seven different types of animals on him. It would start off with pigeons, chickens, Rottweilers, and then monkeys. It’s so deep. If you were to see this guy, you would never know it. He does it so he won’t get murdered and gets the life essence of those animals on him.” 

No one ever makes that connection between gangs and witchcraft. Media talks about Chicago being a war zone in some parts with gangs killing each other. Perhaps the answer isn’t more police, perhaps the answer is more prayer warriors and spiritual leaders. The battle doesn’t appear to be physical, it’s spiritual warfare of the unseen that is grabbing these kids and young adults. 

Perhaps the scariest and most unbelievable of experiences Marz had while dealing with the occult is the following story: 

“Picture a wedding banquet, you go there and they do the celebration. Except, instead of a wedding, it’s just 400 people worshipping demons. They call it getting mounted. So there will be people in there mounted by certain demons and whoever worships those demons will follow them around and offer stuff to them. The whole room is filled with fruits and vegetables up to the ceiling giving offerings to these things. If you’re driving by, you think it’s a wedding.” 

Marz admits that he had previously taken part in one of these ceremonies. He was so blinded by that reality of life that it seemed normal to him. 

“When you are a part of it, it’s just something you do. It’s like there are literally blinders over your eyes. You look back and think, ‘How did I not see that’? but when you are part of it you are just blind to it,” he revealed. “I think looking back, what breaks my heart the most, I know how people have fallen for that and I know how many people have fallen for that deception. It drives me to do music or to make time to do ministry that is the hope and the prayer to speak God into others and release them from that bondage. I have the hope and the faith that it will happen, and we’ll be able to see people come out of that.” 

Marz believes that following Satan is more enticing to people than it sounds. Often times Christianity or religions, in general, are thought to be bogged down in rules and rituals. You have to watch everything you do because God is watching. 

He said witchcraft, “plays on insecurities and fears, and comes through little things…reading horoscopes, getting your fortune told. You’re looking for answers and trying to figure out life and these people are like, ‘Hey, I have some answers for you’ and that’s what slowly draws you in.” 

The rapper says that people just don’t get how powerful it is. One time he was approached by a guy in an alley. Marz was parked in his car listening to a mix of a new song. The guy heard the music and started a conversation with him. 

“I tell him I’m a Christian rapper. I told him some of my background and he’s like, ‘What, bro, do you think you can do a spell on me so I can get rich?’ And I’m like, ‘Didn’t you just hear what I told you? It’s demonic. You’ll be giving your life to the devil’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah yeah, do you think you can do that for me’?” 

The emcee continued, “He thought he wanted something good in life, but what’s the cost? In a weird way, I think these people are looking for God. Looking back on my time then, I think I was looking for God too. I just fell for a lot of deception. It’s spiritual, but which spirit are you in contact with?” 

He said toward the end of his life as someone involved with witchcraft, things started getting crazy. His friend got shot in the head, he had a beef with that previously mentioned drug dealer, and the two were doing witchcraft on each other. 

“I was going to look for someone who could do more powerful spells.”

He said he asked a friend where he could find some stronger witchcraft, and his friend replied, “There is something bigger than all of that. It’s Jesus.” 

“Oh, c’mon man…”

Check back with Rapzilla next Friday with part two of this interview with Marz where he speaks about how this friend planted the seeds of his miraculous conversation to Christianity and ministry. 



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  1. Carnivalkilla44


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 10:54 am GMT -6 at 10:54 am

    Interesting read.

  2. backstabber


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 11:17 am GMT -6 at 11:17 am

    Yes! The real Marz! not mars!

  3. milenkosmagic

    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 11:23 am GMT -6 at 11:23 am

    Does anyone know what happened to Mars from the Dark Lotus days? I assume Marz is not him.

  4. Robocop


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 01:18 pm GMT -6 at 1:18 pm

    Marz died and was born agian by the grace and power of The Lord Jesus Christ

  5. Rosco


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 11:37 am GMT -6 at 11:37 am

    @milenkosmajic This is the Marz from Lotus.

  6. T.O.


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 01:34 pm GMT -6 at 1:34 pm

    @milenkosmajic Murs from the Dark Lotus days is now signed to Strange Music. /s

  7. kukluxklown


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 01:42 pm GMT -6 at 1:42 pm

    Marz iz so dope. It waz obvious that he knew way more about real occult crafts than the other dark lotus members. ICP tried to come correct but still there music invokes evil. Twiztid is way lost, like clueless of how negative their fake horror gimmick is and yet they push themselves to an obscenely younger and younger audience. Marz is the real deal. And super talented musician.

  8. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 09:04 pm GMT -6 at 9:04 pm

    lol whos this fool ^^^ and what kinda crack has he been smoking? ICPs music does not invoke evil you tard, neither does twiztids. what are you even rambling on about, like whats your point? and twiztid seem to be trying to push themselves towards a more mainstream non juggalo audience, not necessarily a younger one, if they wanted youngsters theyd clean up all their lyrics and all their shows would be all ages, but twiztid are some punks so they just might do that in the future.

  9. bayAreaShaman


    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 09:42 pm GMT -6 at 9:42 pm

    Marz is bringing the truth.
    I know gangbangin and witch craft go hand and hand.
    Pienches brujas.

  10. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Monday, October 9th, 2017 11:20 pm GMT -6 at 11:20 pm

    its hand IN hand, and how the FUCK do gang bangin and witchcraft go hand in hand? fuck outta here with that shit. witch craft and jesus are the same thing……complete bulllllshit

  11. Robocop


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 01:10 am GMT -6 at 1:10 am

    Calm yo ass down in the name of Jesus

  12. BurtMacklin

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 12:20 am GMT -6 at 12:20 am

    He’s a Christian now, so basically he just traded one cult for another.

  13. Juggalo Keselowski

    Juggalo Keselowski

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 07:49 am GMT -6 at 7:49 am

    Gangs i can understand, but witchcraft? Come the fuck on. Its like one makes sense and the others from left field. Next he’s gonna say that all the recent hurricanes are caused by weather patterns from Africa rolling into the Atlantic and bukkake videos.
    Im not gonna knock him on the religion though, if it makes him a feel like a better person then thats awesome, good for him.

  14. Rizzle


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 08:59 am GMT -6 at 8:59 am

    I used to practice wicca- which isn’t evil, just nature worship and although I do look back on those times with fondness, I know it’s just not for me. I’m a born-again Christian so I feel what marz is saying. There are so many evil things that can pretend to be harmless nature spirits or helpful entities, or even pretend to be your loved ones and can steer you off the path to shangri-la.

  15. FuckmeFuck


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 09:16 am GMT -6 at 9:16 am

    ICP and Twiztid both invoke evil, and if you can’t see it, sucks to be you. Icp is trying to clean up their act and spread positivity, but music is definitely not the way to do it. Especially when your discography consists of demonic joker cards from a dark carnival and you’re preaching blasphemous tongues

  16. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 03:24 pm GMT -6 at 3:24 pm

    wow fuckyoufuck I took you for a douche, but a religious douche? thats a double whammy. Id say it sucks more to be you if you truly believe ICP or twiztid invoke evil in their music, give me an example of them invoking evil would ya? go on, lets hear it ya stooge, and music isnt a good way to spread a positive message? who is this dumb douche? demonic joker cards? dude you sound like a tool, go make shit up somewhere else. You have a warped sense of reality, although you are a christian so I guess thats a given.

  17. FuckmeFuck


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 12:52 am GMT -6 at 12:52 am

    Yo bitch, show me some music you listen to that has a positive message. Better yet, prove to me that ICP DOESNT have negative messages in 80% of their music. Then prove how old you are cuz you sound like some punk that lives in moms basement n would get fucked up outside of his computer screen.

  18. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 03:04 pm GMT -6 at 3:04 pm

    yo douche if you cant find ANY music that has a positive message then you live in a hole in the ground. you made the claim that ICP invokes evil in their music which means the onus is on you to give an example ya douche, not me for the opposite. I asked you to give an example of them invoking evil so you reply with “nah you give an example” (showing that you blatantly cant give an example). 80%? whered you pull that percentage from? besides your stretched out asshole I mean. why is it everytime some tool (like yourself) is losing an argument they resort to the “you live in your mums basement” call, shows what a lame ass you are, I moved outta home when I was 18, I’m 32 so theres my age for you ya tool, but Im not providing “proof” for you cos youre a douchebag haha but trust me fuckyoufuck if I ever met you in person I’d definitely have to slap your face, I just couldnt pass up that opportunity, plus you’re a Christian haha funny shit

  19. Robocop


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 09:49 am GMT -6 at 9:49 am

    I agree, I mean I know they believe in a creator God but that doesn’t mean they are saved by the Lord Jesus Christ and are Christian even though they have said they are Christian. I think they desire God and want to do right but are still lost. ICP actually inspired me to seek God. When I heard thy unveiling I got goose bumps starting from my neck down to the rest of my body. I still love ICP and juggalos however at the same time I don’t believe the dark carnival is God.

  20. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 03:18 pm GMT -6 at 3:18 pm

    Robocop ICP have never, not even once called themselves Christian, in fact they’ve stated the exact opposite. Give me the quote where they say they follow Christianity, I know it doesnt exist so good luck finding that.

  21. Robocop


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 05:42 am GMT -6 at 5:42 am

    YouTube “insane clown posse Sevin minutes in heaven’

  22. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 02:14 am GMT -6 at 2:14 am

    Youtube ICP high times interview or
    they straight up deny being Christians, call it rediculous and laugh at the idea that someone would think their Christian, its not the only time aswell, Ive heard them say it a bunch of other times, how fucked does your brain have to be to think ICP are holy rollers, come on son.

  23. scruffy


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 11:52 am GMT -6 at 11:52 am

    wonder how he feels about numerology.

  24. D. VilleN

    D. VilleN

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 04:44 pm GMT -6 at 4:44 pm

    I think alot of people take the so called religious aspect of the Joker Cards to too much of a literal level, and project their own belief of Christianity on to that. You’re not jumping on Tech for his division on Faith. The point behind all these artists is that they accept all Faiths and they struggle with Faith. Especially with Tech. As someone who struggles with Faith I understand it. For a long time I thought I was Agnostic and at this point in time I’ve really been putting my head in the word and trying to find peace through God and Jesus Christ but it’s hard for some people to find Faith and most Juggalos and listeners are like that. And the whole point behind Lotus was to “guide the mislead” . I think of it alot like the NA / AA mission. They wanted those people who felt lost to accept God, or a Higher Power. That all these great things they showed to these people who felt attracted to darkness, that God and something greater than us, they wanted to show the light in the dark. They aren’t trying to convert anyone to Christianity , they weren’t literally saying Dark Carnival is God. What they were trying to say is they had created a Metaphor for finding god and hoped that those who felt lost found God in some form no matter what Religion. Tech did the same too, it’s hard to tell people u struggle w faith and get them to accept u. It’s so much easier to say You Believe in God even when u dont. But the message has always been we are looking for God and want God in our life, be it Jesus Christ or other for some. I know everyone involved with the first Lotus album felt it was too Dark n Occult but it showed the dark in all Religions and they used that Darkness to shepherd some peopletowards the light and that was the point behind Lotus. And Marz being part of that was all for a reason too. I think he feels some guilt for it but it just shows the struggle with Faith like Tech did on K.O.D. and Twiztid has never claimed to be religious but they are entertainment. Are horror movies leading people to Hell ? Twiztid is Twiztid they’re talented artists I don’t think they want to send anybody to Hell or convert them to Satanism at all. I think they’re like most of us, Lost Souls looking for the light. Especially if they’re struggling with any kind of addiction. All I know is this, it’s hard deciding you wanting to give up everything and surrender yourself to a Higher Power and decided you Want your God to be Jesus Christ. Not everyone can do that, everyone lives different. I hope everyone can find light in their lives and don’t judge anyone for it. I’m glad Marz found God but his music is still expected to be good I hope he’s not hoping to gain some sort of huge fan base for this. B.c the man has changed his still 50 times I think it’s kind of vain and prideful to just run on the gimmick that he’s Christian now. Like I’m Christian and write about God but I wouldn’t make that my tagline. Just seems Prideful too me. He should’ve left the label out in my opinion.

  25. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 09:31 pm GMT -6 at 9:31 pm

    D.VilleN Jesus’ life bio is fraudulent and indeed a lie. Look up a god named Horus, he was the son of another god Osiris, Horus was born of a virgin, baptized in a river, had 12 disciples, could walk on water, was tempted while alone in the desert, known for curing the sick and healing the blind, he was crucified and 3 days later was resurrected, his empty tomb discovered by 2 women, sound farmiliar? yep its identical to jesus’ bio, but heres the kicker, Horus was written about 1000 years BEFORE the bible, so whats that tell you about the MEN who wrote the bible? hmmmmmmm

  26. Puff


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 04:52 pm GMT -6 at 4:52 pm

    That fire symbol tattoo says a lot about him… He knows what hes talking about. Dope read.

  27. Briiiiian

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 06:18 pm GMT -6 at 6:18 pm

    @mikeysinder and if that doesn’t work look up ‘7 minutes in heaven with icp’ on youtube. j seems confused but says yes to being a christian. shaggy says he doesn’t know. marz is right with bangin’ and the occult. most rap is an expression of how intertwined they truly are.

  28. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 09:25 pm GMT -6 at 9:25 pm

    @Briiiiian J has stated numerous times that hes not a christian and doesnt follow christianity in any way, what he did in that 7 minute interview is what so many americans do which is conflate the idea of believing in god with Christianity, he was going to say no but then thought about the fact he believes in a higher power so said yes, you can tell by his hesitation. I cant believe people ACTUALLY think that J and Shags are bible thumpers, I mean are you fucking kidding me

  29. bayAreaShaman


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 06:36 pm GMT -6 at 6:36 pm

    Mikey is flippin his wig.
    Guess ur just lucky.

  30. bayAreaShaman


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 06:37 pm GMT -6 at 6:37 pm

    Next the cartel and witch craft dont go hand and hand

  31. backstabber


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 09:47 pm GMT -6 at 9:47 pm

    D.VilleN. Write a book! Nobody got time for that!

  32. D. VilleN

    D. VilleN

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:08 am GMT -6 at 10:08 am

    So forgot this Flh comment section. What I meant was, hey everyone eat a Dick ! Religion is a lie ! ANARCHYY !! AHHHHHH

  33. FuckmeFuck


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 12:05 am GMT -6 at 12:05 am

    Its OK mikey, we know you’re the most knowledgeable bitch boy on earth. Please enlighten us with your wisdom….

  34. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 02:13 am GMT -6 at 2:13 am

    more knowledgeable than you douche haha try reading a book thats not the bible, you might learn how to not be a bitch, actually probably not.

  35. Robocop


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 05:58 am GMT -6 at 5:58 am

    Youre about to get saved by the blood of Christ MikeySinder and their is nothing you can do to stop it. Amen

  36. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 03:02 pm GMT -6 at 3:02 pm

    see Robocop I would assume youre joking because of how much of an inane thing that is to say to someone, but something tells me youre not joking are you, just know that you sound like a brainwashed cult member, and if youre a Christian you are indeed a brainwashed cult member.

  37. Robocop


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 06:12 pm GMT -6 at 6:12 pm


  38. Robocop


    Comment posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 06:23 pm GMT -6 at 6:23 pm

    Bro you’re brainwashed to hate Jesus. You came to this article and just start unloading on other people and taking a digital pile of dog poop on this article. Clearly your heart is full of hatred for this “imaginary being” that doesn’t exist. You see the evidence in peoples lives. I’m not ashamed of that name. So I was hated on half my life for loving ICP I didn’t care now I get hated on for believing in Christ. So call us a cult or whatever else. It isn’t me you hate your beef is with God. God bless you homie

  39. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 02:10 am GMT -6 at 2:10 am

    Robocop nice deflection there, youre brainwashed so you deflect by calling me brainwashed, Im not tryna offend you by calling you brainwashed, thats what religion is, a brainwash. and I never said I hate jesus, I actually think hes a rather good role model, but he is a FICTIONAL character to learn lessons from, there might of been a man named jesus, but he was not the son of god. I came to this article to read about Marz getting into gangbanging and witchcraft and was surprised to see how much christianity was being brought up, so I helpfully let anyone know that might of been duped by Christianity (like yourself) by letting them know its a lie. The only difference between a cult and a religion is size, all religions start as cults and grow to become religions, so Christianity is just a large cult. and I got no beef with god, if there is one. just beef with the arrogance of Christianity. Robocop I wrote above about a god named Horus, now I know Christians arnt all about learning new facts, but check him out, read a book about him, you might finally see that Jesus life bio is fraud and based on another god that predates jesus christ.

  40. TheRevWells


    Comment posted on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 07:27 am GMT -6 at 7:27 am

    glad to see this on here. Marz is a real good dude and has put out some great stuff on his Wake The Dead EP, as well as, working on a new album as well. i am part of the street team for him and have helped him and his wife with different images for album covers and others

  41. TheRevWells


    Comment posted on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 07:28 am GMT -6 at 7:28 am

    ive been slacking a bit regarding taking his lyrics and putting visuals to them in picture form, but hopefully today can get one or two of these things done and then send them off to him and his wife and then they can post them on Instagram

  42. TheRevWells


    Comment posted on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 07:29 am GMT -6 at 7:29 am

    he really outdid himself when he sent me a free copy of the EP Wake The Dead and put such a humbling message on it. if you have not heard that EP yet, head over to his website and check it out

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