Marsalis was born in 1989. He spent his childhood composing picture epics and giving lectures. At the age of 17, he published his first novel, March of the Libertines, and found refuge in club-hopping.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Michigan, Marsalis published works in every literary style and genre. He is the founder of the pop music blog Paraphernalia and was featured in the 2019 short fiction anthology Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove. He loves bubblegum, fast cars, and silent cinema. Marsalis currently lives in Detroit.