Marques Barrett Houston (born August 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor. A member of the R&B singing group Immature/IMx until 2002, he went solo in 2003. He is also the cousin of J-Boog, former member of the R&B group B2K. Born in Inglewood, California to Michael and Carolyn, Houston lost his mother to lymphoma in 1997. Houston became a founding member of the R&B group Immature, known from 1999 as IMx. The group included Jerome 'Romeo' Jones and Don 'Half Pint' Santos (later replaced by Kelton 'LDB' Kessee), with Chris Stokes acting as their manager. At this period Houston went by the nickname 'Batman'. The group released four albums under the name 'Immature'.
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