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MikeCheck

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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Interview - Krank it up Magazine


Interview - Krank it up Magazine


by 66RAW Event Correspondent-Scherrell Simon

Scherrell: What is your stage name? How did you get it?

Mic-check: My Stage name is Mic-check and I got it from a friend of mine who is no longer with us. I was always the guy in the cafeteria bangin’ on the tables rappin or battling other MC’s in middle/high school. He gave me the name when Das Efx made the song Mic Checka.

It stayed with me during high school, throughout college it’s still with me to this very day....that and plus my real name is Mike.
Scherrell: What made you get into music? And who/what were some of your inspirations?

Mic-check: I got into music because it was all around me. I have friends and mentors that were already in the music business and it kinda rubbed off on me. One of my mentors was a producer for Goodie Mob, Ludacris, David Banner, etc. After watchin and connecting with those artists it made me want to get serious about the music industry. My inspirations are Outkast, Ludacris, UGK, Eminem...Jay Z.

Scherrell: So what you think about this industry so far?

M ic-check: Not what I expected. I’m not complaining, it’s just not what I expected it to be.

Scherrell: If you could, what are some of the things you would change about the music industry?

Mic-check: I would make it a LAW not to sound like everybody else., because right now, I think every song that is on the radio sounds exactly alike. I can’t even listen to it sometimes.

Scherrell: Honestly, how do you feel DJs are being treated? How you think they should be treated?

Mic-check: I love the REAL Djs....I think the DJ makes the world go round, BUT I also think SOME Dj’s try to take advantage of that power. It’s a lot of fake DJs out there taking advantage of up and coming artists.

Scherrell: Who are some of the people you would like to work with whether mainstream or independent (i.e. DJs, Producers, Artist, etc)?

Mic-check: As far as artists, I’m a huge Outkast fan, Dre and Big Boi is on top of the list. Luda, Eminem, also Bun B. As far as producers, I’ve worked with Mr. Dj from Outkast. He’s one of the producers whom I wanted to work with from the start. I would also like to work with Manny Fresh, 9th Wonder, Dr.Dre, Kanye West, and Bangladesh. Djs probably be DJ Premiere; I like his tracks as well.

Scherrell: What is something unique about you or your music profession that others wouldn’t know by reading this or listening to your music?

Mic-check: I love listening to Rock Music, and I hardly ever listen to hip-hop until it’s time to hit the studio.

Scherrell: Where you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?

Mic-check: Doing something in the music industry, even if it’s not rhyming, probably more on the lines of putting out artists on the Neighborhood Watch Label. I’m a writer, and I have a children’s book coming out as well called, “It’s Not Your Fault: The Anti Bullying Book,” so I see writing books in my future as well.

SCHERRELL: What are some of the projects you working on?

Mic-check: Just finished hosting a Mixtape for DJ Dave and the Marks Men DJs “420 Twitmix Mixtape.” Just completed the video, “Luv Hurts” and “Be Somebody” is in the works....maybe one more from the “WHAT Part of the Game is THIS?!!” mixtape. Then it’s back in the studio to continue working on my NEW project “Jus Shuddup’n Listen.” I’ve already started work on that...maybe put out what is shaping up to be an EP titled “Songs for the Lyrically Insane” later on this year or beginning of next year. Also I’ve just finished “It’s Not Your Fault: The Anti Bullying Book” which should be available in stores and online shortly.

SCHERRELL: Do you have any advice you want to give artists just starting out?

Mic-check: Sure, Do it for the love of Music, Not for the love of Money. If you’re doing what you love, the money will come. And never be afraid to be yourself. Nobody can be a better you than you.

SCHERRELL: Where can the reader read more about you and hear your music?

Mic-check: twitter.com/miccheckATL, www.MiccheckATL.com, Facebook.com/miccheck , or google Mic-check “WHAT Part of the Game is This?!!” there’s a Free download of the music on various websites.
- 66 Raw


by 66RAW Event Correspondent-Scherrell Simon

Scherrell: What is your stage name? How did you get it?

Mic-check: My Stage name is Mic-check and I got it from a friend of mine who is no longer with us. I was always the guy in the cafeteria bangin’ on the tables rappin or battling other MC’s in middle/high school. He gave me the name when Das Efx made the song Mic Checka.

It stayed with me during high school, throughout college it’s still with me to this very day....that and plus my real name is Mike.
Scherrell: What made you get into music? And who/what were some of your inspirations?

Mic-check: I got into music because it was all around me. I have friends and mentors that were already in the music business and it kinda rubbed off on me. One of my mentors was a producer for Goodie Mob, Ludacris, David Banner, etc. After watchin and connecting with those artists it made me want to get serious about the music industry. My inspirations are Outkast, Ludacris, UGK, Eminem...Jay Z.

Scherrell: So what you think about this industry so far?

M ic-check: Not what I expected. I’m not complaining, it’s just not what I expected it to be.

Scherrell: If you could, what are some of the things you would change about the music industry?

Mic-check: I would make it a LAW not to sound like everybody else., because right now, I think every song that is on the radio sounds exactly alike. I can’t even listen to it sometimes.

Scherrell: Honestly, how do you feel DJs are being treated? How you think they should be treated?

Mic-check: I love the REAL Djs....I think the DJ makes the world go round, BUT I also think SOME Dj’s try to take advantage of that power. It’s a lot of fake DJs out there taking advantage of up and coming artists.

Scherrell: Who are some of the people you would like to work with whether mainstream or independent (i.e. DJs, Producers, Artist, etc)?

Mic-check: As far as artists, I’m a huge Outkast fan, Dre and Big Boi is on top of the list. Luda, Eminem, also Bun B. As far as producers, I’ve worked with Mr. Dj from Outkast. He’s one of the producers whom I wanted to work with from the start. I would also like to work with Manny Fresh, 9th Wonder, Dr.Dre, Kanye West, and Bangladesh. Djs probably be DJ Premiere; I like his tracks as well.

Scherrell: What is something unique about you or your music profession that others wouldn’t know by reading this or listening to your music?

Mic-check: I love listening to Rock Music, and I hardly ever listen to hip-hop until it’s time to hit the studio.

Scherrell: Where you see yourself in the next 3-5 years?

Mic-check: Doing something in the music industry, even if it’s not rhyming, probably more on the lines of putting out artists on the Neighborhood Watch Label. I’m a writer, and I have a children’s book coming out as well called, “It’s Not Your Fault: The Anti Bullying Book,” so I see writing books in my future as well.

SCHERRELL: What are some of the projects you working on?

Mic-check: Just finished hosting a Mixtape for DJ Dave and the Marks Men DJs “420 Twitmix Mixtape.” Just completed the video, “Luv Hurts” and “Be Somebody” is in the works....maybe one more from the “WHAT Part of the Game is THIS?!!” mixtape. Then it’s back in the studio to continue working on my NEW project “Jus Shuddup’n Listen.” I’ve already started work on that...maybe put out what is shaping up to be an EP titled “Songs for the Lyrically Insane” later on this year or beginning of next year. Also I’ve just finished “It’s Not Your Fault: The Anti Bullying Book” which should be available in stores and online shortly.

SCHERRELL: Do you have any advice you want to give artists just starting out?

Mic-check: Sure, Do it for the love of Music, Not for the love of Money. If you’re doing what you love, the money will come. And never be afraid to be yourself. Nobody can be a better you than you.

SCHERRELL: Where can the reader read more about you and hear your music?

Mic-check: twitter.com/miccheckATL, www.MiccheckATL.com, Facebook.com/miccheck , or google Mic-check “WHAT Part of the Game is This?!!” there’s a Free download of the music on various websites.
- 66 Raw


Discography

Monopoly Mixtape
Hey Gul
Operation Change the Game
WHAT Part of the Game is THIS!?
Jus' Shuddup'n Listen (Coming Soon)

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Bio

Hip-Hop artist MikeCheck has generated a tremendous buzz in the music industry. At a time where music has become bland and predictable, MikeCheck brings a refreshing, new and original sound to not just southern Hip-Hop, but to the music industry as a whole.
2015 started off right for the Atlanta artist MikeCheck. The laid back lyricist has 3 hot singles buzzing in the streets and the internet. "Luv Hurts” is a song about "the one that got away" and a warning for guys to stay out of the friend zone. “I Ball” is a certified club banger thats guarenteed to fill the dancefloor. Last but not least we have 420 Cologne feat. Grammy Award winning Mr. DJ (Dungeon Family), this is the anthem for 4/20 around the world.
This Atlanta artist has been featured in numerous Newspaper & Magazine publications (i.e. Street Talk, On the Grind Magazine and Almost Famous, Makin it Mag etc. The video for his current single “Luv Hurts” can be found on countless sites from India to UK to Japan. MikeCheck released his latest project earlier this year, titled “What part of the Game is this ” hosted by DeAngelo and the Da Real Hometeam log onto http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Miccheck to download your copy.
MikeCheck hit the scene in 2008 with his debut single "Hey Gul" which has been featured on countless mixtapes i.e.; Deangelo & Da Real Hometeam Mixtape series: Volumes 2&16, DJ T-Roc's Hood Bussin Mixtape vol.7, C. Wakeley's Gatekeepers Gainesville Music Summit Mix, Legion of Doom DJ Playa Poncho BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009 Mix cd, TJs DJs Tastemakers Mix cd and various other mixtapes across the country.
MikeCheck hit the streets blazing in 2009 with his much anticipated mixtape "Operation Change the Game. He is on a fast moving roller coaster to the top. Several tracks from this project has been featured on several websites and as quoted in the single “Guilty, just Google me”. To stay up to date with MikeCheck current projects, show dates etc visit www.miccheckatl.com. For booking contact Scherrell Birchfield 678-852-6604 or Scherrell.Crocker@gmail.com