Andrew Hamlin 10 a.m., Nov. 14
Genre: Hip-Hop & Rap
RIYL: Dr. Dre, Snoop, Ras Kass, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Wu-Tang, Mitchy Slick
Inception: San Diego, 1990
Influences: Gangsta Ern
Born the youngest of three and growing up in the streets of southeast San Diego, Black Mikey fell into a life of gangbanging early on. Spending most of his early teens running the streets and dodging police, the longtimemusic lover discovered his skill at rapping in 1990, when he recorded for the first time.
Directly after taping that first song, he entered into his first MC battle, which he won. His Cold Summer EP was released in late 2011.
In early 2012, Mikey released BB King Kong, a joint recording collaboration with Bazerkowitz (Anti Citizens), some of which features Mikey’s cousin Orko the Sycotik Alien, Angel of Death, Kount Villa, and occasional beats by Mr. Ridley of Anti Citizens.