Mike-Dash-E

Mike-Dash-E

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandHip HopSinger/Songwriter

Mike-Dash-E is a rare breed of MC, who’s undying passion for music and hustling has allowed him to combine Ginsu sharp mic skills with a ceaseless work ethic and drive that’s influenced by his roots in both the 3rd world and the birthplace of independent hip-hop, Bay Area CA.

Biography

While the rap game is filled with talent, few have the will and ambition to turn that potential for greatness into a full time career. Mike-Dash-E is a rare breed of MC, who’s undying passion for music and hustling has allowed him to combine Ginsu sharp mic skills with a ceaseless work ethic and drive that’s influenced by his roots in both the 3rd world and the birthplace of independent hip-hop. Born in the Philippines, and raised by a single mother in The Bay Area, Mike has lived his life inspired by his mantra: “3rd World Hustle”. It’s deeply entrenched in the content of his lyrics, and it’s largely responsible for his untiring resolve to take his career into his own hands and regularly make big things happen.

In just 3 years, without the aide of a manger or an agent, Mike has been able to raise the bar for professionalism and drive for young MC’s. He has been recording music prolifically and has already released 4 projects, including his debut solo album Dash With Me. Additionally, Mike, along with KMEL’s DJ Amen, have hosted 3 volumes of his compilation series, Clap City, which have been catalysts for the #NewBay movement. Mike’s brand of uplifting and inspiring music has broken over 1.1 Million youtube views, has made it to the radio in 5 different markets (LA, NY, Hawaii, Canada and The Bay), it’s been featured on websites such as WorldStarHipHop, Onsmash, WetheWest, and StashMagazineOnline, it’s resulted in his own Pandora channel, and in 2011 he was named one of KMEL and Thizzler On The Roof’s Bay Area Freshmen 11 for 2011. Additionally Mike has adopted the mentality that live performance is the best way for him to showcase his talent and interact with both fans and potential fans. Therefore he’s also dedicated himself to crafting a stand out live show. He has recruited the band 19 Diamonds to perform with him on stage, and he has done shows in LA, Las Vegas, and Reno, in addition to regularly performing and hosting showcases for other rising artists in The Bay.

Yet despite everything Mike has accomplished up until this point, he remains humble and still feels like an underdog. As a Filipino artist, Mike realizes that besides Manny Paquiao, there is practically no one else in popular culture, and especially hip-hop, who is widely recognized and represents his people. Therefore his sight is set on establishing himself as an artist with universal appeal, who the Filipino community can rally behind. So expect his sophomore album, Surpassing Every Last Fortitude (S.E.L.F.) (due out on Mike’s record label Symphony Music Group in the winter of ’11-’12), to be of a quality that’ll remind heads that being an independent artist by no means has to equate to being an amateur. Mike is proof that with the right combination of talent, a compelling story, and complete belief in and embrace of the hustle, greatness is well within reach.

Discography

"Get up on it" feat Matt Blaque (2009) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA) , 104.7 Winepeg Canada , Comcast Commercial Kababayan Festival All of CA (SF-LA) , Hawaii.

"Feelin So Good" (2010) - 104.7 Winepeg Canada

"Baby What You Drinking" (2010) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA), Wild 94.9 (SF, CA), 104.7 Winepeg Canada

"Take it There" (2010) - 104.7 Winepeg Canada

"Fly Away" (2010) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA), 104.7 Winepeg Canada

"Thrill" (2010-2011) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA), Shade45 (NYC)

"Shawty Like Ohh" (2010-2011) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA)

"Flyest" (2011) - 106.1 KMEL (SF, CA)

Mike-Dash-E Radio on Pandora

Official Youtube Partner with 1.2 Million Total Views

Set List

- Water
- Small White Towell
- 1 Mic