mikeflo

mikeflo

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip Hop

honest. fresh. fly. responsible. out of the box. driven. powerful. uncompromising. forward.

Biography

mikeflo Of The RBG Family
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, mikeflo (emcee/producer/DJ) of the RBG family, has not only made a name for himself in the hip hop community in the states but has captured the attention of music lovers all over the world by using the intellectual stamina of an emcee to sketch revolutionary thoughts on the canvas of the listener’s mind. mikeflo has done what few emcees have been able to do. He has creatively merged “conscious” lyrics with an intense sonic backdrop to create music with a powerful message that forces you to nod your head religiously.

After high school, flo’s educational and musical journey led him to Atlanta, Georgia where he received a B.A. in Speech Communications from Clark Atlanta University and linked up with U.N.S.I.G.N.E.D, a collective of five emcees from different regions. “Consciousness Requires Action”, became the thematic foundation through which mikeflo wove intricate tales of life, love, and revolution. U.N.S.I.G.N.E.D ripped through Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene before succumbing to creative differences and general life changes.
flo returned to Chicago, after leaving the group, where he released his first solo album, “The Empowerment Zone LP”. The album, which was supposed to be a demo, featured production by mikeflo and quickly became an underground enigma and stood out as a soundtrack for freedom.

Once again, flo left Chicago and returned to Atlanta where he hooked up with long time comrade DJ DRAMA to put out “ITS A NEW DAY ON THE PLANTATION” THE MIXTAPE VOL.1, HOSTED BY DRAMA. Since all songs and beats (70 percent produced by mikeflo) are original, the mixtape truly has an album feel, making it a true classic amongst connoisseurs of fine rhyme and revolutionary cuisine.
mikeflo has been billed all over the world alongside some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including: Nas, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, dead prez, Common, Slum Village, Outkast, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Dj Kid Capri, Dj Drama, and DJ Green Lantern.

His latest release, Less Is More (produced by Leo Goetz), has proven to fans that no matter how many times flo circles the world he will always remain true to who he is and that’s an emcee/DJ/producer that understands that music is power. With tracks like, Eat to Live and Big Band, flo’s growth as an artist is evident, but even more evident is his connection to his audience that also seems to grow with each new release.

When flo isn’t behind the mic you can find him all over the world on tour as dead prez’s resident DJ. Together they’ve rocked crowds in Canada, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, France, England, Amsterdam, Bermuda, Switzerland, and countless cities domestically in the U.S.

When asked what he wants listeners to get from his music he answered, “ I want them to know that my music is genuine and authentic.”

Discography

It's A New Day On The Plantation (LP) Hosted by DJ DRAMA

Less Is More (LP)

Set List

I have a huge variety of songs that I perform based on my audience. There is no "typical" set. My average set is 1hr in length for my emcee affairs and 2hrs for DJ gigs. I do not do covers or any kind.