Mikey Shellz

Chicago, Illinois, United States

I'm an artist hailing from Chicago by way of Waukegan, IL, I've had a passion for music at a young age; because of my exposure to music through my family. Frankie Beverly, The Blood Stones, and The Chi-Lites all the way to hip hop artists Tupac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Jay Z, are all among artist that always played at home and are among my biggest influences.

My music is well rounded, authentic, and thought provoking; capturing a unique point of view of modern society. Though striving for commercial respect, I'll never compromise the integrity of my artistic vision and will always deliver quality and inspiring music.

I began recording at the age of 15 with my close friends and various local artists, always staying focused on crafting my sound. Since releasing my first official project December 2012 entitled #OccupyMusic on datpiff, I've been working at a relentless pace. Releasing singles, and collaborations with other local artist such as: Bread Doe, Charmz Valkom, and Cy Young. I've also aligned himself with a collective of like minded artist, BackPack Gang, which include members: Frederick Boom, Jay Lifted, and Pierce Elliott. My second project The Crux, available on audiomack, was released to critical local acclaim and I've performed at several events in the Chicagoland area. Although only released as of Sept. 23, 2014, I'm already back in the studio working on the follow up project which is tentatively titled The Blue Line.

Will consider any booking openings as I am generally a purveyor of all music & art. Very flexible rates as well, simply email me to further discuss the matter. Thanks for your time and consideration.

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