Mike Check bypasses the norm and transcends appearances. His stage name, a phrase that emcees have been making popular for decades, originates from his actual name Michael Checklick. He took to playing the drums from the young age of 7 and songwriting as a teenager. Growing up in a musical household on Long Island, Mike felt the heat from the bright lights of New York City, but he wasn’t close enough to stand under them. Compelled by a dream big mindset and eclectic spirit, he made the jump to Brooklyn.
He began releasing material to the blogs and winning contests like Hot 97′s ‘Roc the Mic Showcase’ and ‘Hip Hop Unplugged.’ His unique style of rhyming caught the attention of those like Lenny S, Ski Beatz, Peter Gunz, Rockwilder, DJ VH1 & many more. His name and music began to circulate and the requests for performances, collaborations and features began to roll in! Tastemakers and insiders have professed that he is carving out his own lane, comprised of hip hop, rock and international influences.
Mike Check has continued to rock different stages, adding the moxie of a live band to his already contagious energy. In December of 2012, he will release a project that represents a lifestyle beyond societal conventions, and is completely adverse from those with a lack of substance or expressionism. Look out for his debut EP, Stars, Dreams & Elbow Grease.