BandHip Hop

Combine soul music with conscience lyrics and descriptive storytelling and you have M.I.C.E.V.E. www.myspace.com/miceve


Growing up in Dayton, Ohio, a city where the only means of making real money consist of blue collar assembly line work or selling drugs to local fiends in the neighborhood, but neither attracted the attention of Michael “M.I.C.E.V.E.” Stevens. Raised by his mother after his father picked up and left, was always seen to become the one who would do something great. At an early age his mother would play a lot of rhythm and blues artist like Whitney Houston, Phyllis Hyman, Bobby Brown, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Johnny Gill, and others on the way to work in her car not knowing that later it would influence him to become a musician. As a seventh grader in middle school is when he got his first taste of hip hop with lunchroom rap battles, although too scared to actually battle he knew from that day on this is what he wanted to do. While in high school he formed a group with three rap buddies and called themselves, “Tha Aresinis”. After releasing two mix tapes the group disbanded and everybody went separate ways except for him and John “John Street” Morgan. They would later create a group called, “Blakkk Friday” and are still together now. Between breakups and everything M.I.C.E.V.E.” has released an independent album titled, “The Motion Picture” which everyone who was in Tha Aresinis. Now on the verge of releasing his first album in two years and numerous shows M.I.C.E.V.E. is ready to give the world “Frowns”, which is an album that consist of all things that make people frown from suicide to racism to prostitution to war it’s all covered in detail on this cd. With guest appearances from John Street to Pat Whylder to Freddy Haloway to production handled solely by himself. With a college degree under his belt, he’s ready for the world to hear his conscience lyrics and descriptive storytelling abilities. With Dayton being such a powerhouse in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s to soul musicians like Slave, The Ohio Players, Roger Troutman & Zapp, and others never really spawned too many hip hop acts until now. You can also hear M.I.C.E.V.E. featured on the Rap Exchange Vol. 3 Mix tape which is available for online download at www.myspace.com/rapexchange.


M.I.C.E.V.E.-The Motion Picture (2005-Independent)
M.I.C.E.V.E.-Frowns (2007-Independent)
Pat Whylder-Rap Exchange Vol. 3 (2007-Actions Speak Entertainment, featured on Pressure w/Pat Whylder & Freddy Haloway)
3 Singles on myspace.com/miceve

Set List

My set list differs, but I like to start with my song "Introduction" and end with "It's On". I don't do covers, everything is original. I prefer a good 15-20 min. set, but can get the point across in 3.