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"Boom Times for Mike Beatz"

Not many disc jockeys in Jamaica caught on to the song Riverside (Let's Go) which made the British national chart in early 2010. The hip hop track was done by the duo Wizard Sleeve which included Jamaican rapper Mike Beatz.
Riverside (Let's Go) sold nearly 400,000 copies throughout Europe, earning Beatz and his colleague Alex One a gold record in Britain. Wizard Sleeve has since disbanded, but Beatz is still focusing on the hip hop market with songs like Boom Bap.

"After releasing 'Boom Rap' last year I've been working on a follow-up EP with Norwegian producer Adonis, a full-length album, mixtape, music videos and quite a few collaborations. I'm looking forward to some releases in Jamaica as well," he told the Jamaica Observer.
The 24 year-old Beatz (given name Michael Barnett Jnr) recently ventured into the reggae market with The Games We Play, which samples Dennis Brown's If This World Were Mine. The recording was suggested by his father, Kool FM disc jockey and show promoter Michael Barnett, who was a close friend of the Crown Prince of Reggae.
"I'm a big fan of the Crown Prince, grew up on his music!" he exclaimed. "I love to channel the energy of the classics and revisit them in a modern way to show appreciation, but also to express my views as a representative of our generation."
Mike Beatz was born in St Mary but grew up in Kingston and attended St George's College. While still in school, he did a series of "amateur releases" and after graduating in 2005, he moved to South Florida where he started serious recording two years later.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Boom-Times-for-Mike-Beatz_13116883#ixzz2a1HpPyEr


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Boom-Times-for-Mike-Beatz_13116883#ixzz2a1HMyVQS - The Jamaica Observer


"Boom Times for Mike Beatz"

Not many disc jockeys in Jamaica caught on to the song Riverside (Let's Go) which made the British national chart in early 2010. The hip hop track was done by the duo Wizard Sleeve which included Jamaican rapper Mike Beatz.
Riverside (Let's Go) sold nearly 400,000 copies throughout Europe, earning Beatz and his colleague Alex One a gold record in Britain. Wizard Sleeve has since disbanded, but Beatz is still focusing on the hip hop market with songs like Boom Bap.

"After releasing 'Boom Rap' last year I've been working on a follow-up EP with Norwegian producer Adonis, a full-length album, mixtape, music videos and quite a few collaborations. I'm looking forward to some releases in Jamaica as well," he told the Jamaica Observer.
The 24 year-old Beatz (given name Michael Barnett Jnr) recently ventured into the reggae market with The Games We Play, which samples Dennis Brown's If This World Were Mine. The recording was suggested by his father, Kool FM disc jockey and show promoter Michael Barnett, who was a close friend of the Crown Prince of Reggae.
"I'm a big fan of the Crown Prince, grew up on his music!" he exclaimed. "I love to channel the energy of the classics and revisit them in a modern way to show appreciation, but also to express my views as a representative of our generation."
Mike Beatz was born in St Mary but grew up in Kingston and attended St George's College. While still in school, he did a series of "amateur releases" and after graduating in 2005, he moved to South Florida where he started serious recording two years later.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Boom-Times-for-Mike-Beatz_13116883#ixzz2a1HpPyEr


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Boom-Times-for-Mike-Beatz_13116883#ixzz2a1HMyVQS - The Jamaica Observer


Discography

UTLM Music Group Present: The Termination Mixtape (Hosted By Dj Young Cee).

Mike Beatz & Adonis Present: Boom Bap

"Entourage Flow" feat. Saigon (Single)

"I Love You" feat. Guilty Simpson & Sean Price. (Single)

"We All We Got (I'm Da Kid)" feat. Capadonna. (Single)

Third World American Dream (Coming Soon)

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Bio

Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica Recording Artist and Producer Michael Barnett commonly known by his stage name "Mike Beatz" boasts an impressive resume that includes crafting beats for artistes such as T-Pain, Trina, Capone ‘N’ Noreaga & C-Rayz Walz but rose to prominence as a member of the chart topping group
Wizard Sleeve who took the UK by storm in early 2010 selling over 500,000 copies to date of their # 1 single “Riverside (Let’s Go)”.

After a sucessful run overseas, Beatz released a solo album called "Boom Bap," an ode to the classic "90's era" hip hop sound produced entirely by the norwegian beatmaker Adonis with guest appearances from Guilty Simpson, Royce Da 5'9, Az, Termanology & others.
With the launch of his new imprint "KingstonJA" and string of projects on the way his main focus now is consistency.
If there’s one thing Mike Beatz wants you to know, it’s that he’s in music for the longevity. “People know good music when they hear it.” says Beatz. “I strongly doubt I’ll have any issues with relevance.”
Quoting the famed line from legendary hip hop artist & Mogul Jay-Z, Mike Beatz is ready for the road ahead and he simply “Will Not Lose.”