Real Name: Mark Miller
In Groups: Trinity Garden Cartel
Blowin' Big / Mafia Melodies (CD) Cartel Records 1998
I'd Rather Be Judged By 12 Than Carried By 6 (CD) Cartel Records 1999
The Birth of a Warrior
On April the 25th, 1976, Mark (Da Herb Man) Miller, aka the Ghetto Minister, from the controversial group, Trinity Garden Cartel, a warrior was born. Native Houstonian, Mark (Da Herb Man) Miller, a true rap phenomenon, with major street credibility is on the rise, and not to be underestimated.
Herb, in his adolescent years, came from a broken home and was fathered by the streets. He caught a narcotics case at Albert Thomas Middle School and first pistol at Barnett Stadium in Houston. Mark (Da Herb Man) Miller, young and vicious, gaining connects and respect, now chooses to be called the ghetto minister, terrorized the streets of Houston from the north to the south sides of town.
In 1993 he joined forces with the Trinity Garden Cartel. In 1994 they dropped the controversial album "Don't Blame it On The Music", distributed by J-Prince, of Rap-A-Lot Records- selling over one hundred thousand units. The government banded the album due to photographs of Houston Police, and its lyrical content. After dealing with courthouse litigations and stress from the press, Trinity Garden Cartel released the album "Da Saga Continues" in 1996 with the smash single "I'd rather be judge by 12 than carried by 6". With a blazing track from Mike B AKA "Lil Fonky", and the prodigious idea from Herb Mann, Cartel Records was at it again.
In 1998 Cartel Records released Herb Mann's first debut solo album title "Mafia Melodies", selling 20 to 30 thousand copies independently. Herb Mann is a vet in the game. He has collaborated with DJ. Micheal Watts of the Swishahouse and C-Note from the Botany Boys/SUC Family plus many more.
After falsely being accused of murder in 2000, Herb is back on track. He plans to hold the music industry hostage with an unterodge of hungry riders, called "The Fettie Mob Family". His new double LP titled "UNCUT WIT NO ETHEL VOL1", is a serious treat to the hip-hop world.
Stuck in the county, looking at life in prison, god renewed Herb to the Ghetto Minister to preach about life and the streets. Reborn and more focused than ever, Herb Mann states when he drops this time "!!!!! The GAME IS REALLY OVER !!!!!". He says what makes him different than other artists is "LACK OF FEAR". He speaks on issues that they are scared to talk about.