Interview: Mike Mike –
Tell us about your background getting to where you are today?
In the world of music, I go by the name Mike Mike, it’s a playoff of my first name at first I didn’t take the music stuff seriously you know coming from the middle of the 53206 zip code making it in this music game seems a bit far fetched the only thing I’ve seen people do was die and go to jail there ain’t too many success stories, none really that I know.
Where are you from?
I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I got strong ties and family in Arkansas.
When did you start music?
I started music in 2019 I was never a rapper it kinda just happened, all the guys were rapping so I kinda hopped on the bandwagon a little late.
How did you get into music?
I got into music just by being around Lowend Zelly, and Gwapo Chapo when they were in the studio, they made me wanna rap, I was kinda shy cause I thought I was hot trash so I never let anybody hear my songs. Then Looney Babie ended up hearing my songs and was like “bro on what you know how to rap, you cold bro you better stop playing and get this money.”
Who inspires you the most musically?
I would say the people who influence me the most with music are Looney Babie and Lil Durk. I say this because I went to high school with Looney Babie, I did watch that man beat murder cases at trial and really come up from nothing. I slept on his floor some nights on 55th broke. And I say Lil Durk because I’ve been listening to his music heavy since like 2012-2013 when he dropped “right here” and “dis ain’t what you want” so I really watched him elevate himself to the top. Watching people go from nothing to something really motivates me more than anything, no matter who it is.
What do you want people to take away after listening to your music?
When people listen to my music I want them to know that anything is possible. No matter what your hustle is, go hard at it. And try your hardest to make the best out of any situation that you find yourself in.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
I got new music coming out, I haven’t decided when yet or what it’s going to be called I’m thinking “nightmare on center st” but it’s definitely gone be about the lifestyle of how we live in the Midwest well Milwaukee at least.
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
I would like the audience to know that when you find something that you like to do and it makes money, take advantage of it and go hard because it will change your life.
Follow Mike Mike on Instagram @mikemikeofficial
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