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Biography:

YUNG MIC WAS BORN MICHAEL WALKER AT STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN ROCHESTER NY, 1987. TWENTY FIVE LATER YUNG MIC IS ONE OF THE INDUSTRY NEWEST YOUNG SENSATION BRINGS HARD METAPHORS AND PUNCHLINES WITH A DELIVERY THAT’S MAKE HIM STAND OUT FROM ANY OTHER ARTIST. IN 2004 BECAUSE OF HIS LYRICALLY ABILITIES AND CATCHY HOOKS HE CAUGHT THE EYE OF C’MICHAEL’S CEO OF HITMAN RECORDS IN SAN FRAN, CA. LIKING YUNG MIC (WHO WAS 18 AT TIME) SO MUCH C MICHAEL’S SIGNED YUNG MIC TO HITMAN RECORDS.

YUNG MIC HAS BEEN ON THE HIP HOP SCENE IN ROCHESTER FOR A WHILE NOW HIS FIRST CD RELEASE BY HIS SELF IN HIGH SCHOOL SOLD OVER 750 COPIES MAINLY FROM HIS BOOK BAG TO CLASSMATES. HE WENT ON TO RELEASE 15 MORE MIX TAPES FROM 2002 TO 2011 SELLING OVER 10,000 UNITS. HE ALSO HAS BEEN ON LOCAL MIX TAPES OUT OF STATE MIX TAPES LIKE MIKE PRATT’S WORLD WIDE LEGACY AND INTERNATIONALS MIXTAPES SUCH AS TAKE ME TO THE LABELS BY DTR OUT OF GERMANY ATTENTION A&R’S DJ PIMP OUT OF GERMANY AND DJ NOIZE HUSSLE 4 CASH MIXTAPES. NOT ONLY DOES YUNG MIC BRING GREAT MUSIC HE ALSO HAVE A STAGE PRESENTS LIKE NO OTHER WHICH MADE THE CITY EVENTS TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT HIM AND EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A STREET STYLE THE CITY EVENTS COULDN’T DENY HIS TALENT OR POPULARITY AND ENDED UP LETTING HIM HEADLINE SOME OF THE CITIES YOUTH CONCERTS LIKE THE MONROE COUNTY FAIR AND ROCHESTER’S BIGGIEST SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOUTH THE PEACE FEST WHICH BRINGS IN CROWDS BETWEEN 1700-2000 EVERY YEAR.

YUNG MIC HAS BEEN FEATURED ON LOCAL VIDEO SHOWS LIKE CHANNEL 15 RIC OSBOURNE’S RHYTHM & BISS AND TEEN PLANET.HE HAS ALSO BEEN FEATURES ON MANY LOCAL DVD’S INCLUDING THE LARGEST DVD IN ROCHESTER “PRODUCTS OF DA 585” WHICH SOLD 5000 COPIES WITH YUNG MIC ON THE COVER THAT WAS THE MOST THAT DVD HAS SOLD. HE HAS ALSO BEEN ON THE COVER OF LOCAL DVD’S SUCH AS “WHATS ROCCIN DVD VOL 1” ‘TRU STORIE DVD VOL 3” AND WAS THE ONLY LOCAL ARTIST TO BE FEATURED ON GI’S STAR STUDDED DVD “BEHIND THE SCENES DVD”. IN 2007 WITH OUT RELEASING A ALBUM THE RECORD DEAL WITH HITMAN EXPIRED AND HE CHOSE NOT TO RESIGN FEELING HITMAN WASTED A LOT OF TIME AND OPPURTUNITES. (HITMAN LATER RELEASED HIS ALBUM MY BLOCK IN 2009)

WITH HIS SOPHMORE ALBUM “L.I.E” SLATED TO BE RELEASED AND OTHER RECORDS LABELS MAJOR AND INDIE WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIM HE TOOK THE NEXT STEP TO LONG JEVITY BY STARTING UP HIS OWN LABEL TRIPLE R MUZIK IN 2010 WHICH WAS SLOWED DOWN BY HIS INCARCERATION UPON HIS RELEASE HE GOT THE BALL ROLING IMMEDITELY TO SHOW CASE TRIPLE R MUZIK TALENTS HE RELEASE THE LABELS FIRST GROUP “DOT GANG” MIXTAPES “LOOPY MUZIK VOL 1” AND LEADAZ OF DA NU SKOOL HOSTED BY DIPSETS VP DUKE DA GOD BOTH MIXTAPES ARE CURRENTLY ALL OVER THE NET DATPIFF.COM THATCRACK.COM ECT IT CURRENTLY HAS OVER 70K LISTEN AND DOWNLOADS. THAT MAKES A VERY INTERESTING YEAR IN 2012 FOR YUNG MIC FOR HIS PLANS ARE TO SELL ENOUGH UNITS HARD COPIES TO DOWNLOADS TO GET A MAJOR DISTRIBUTION FOR HIS LABEL TRIPLE R MUZIK SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT AND THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST IN YUNG MIC.

 

Interview:

Q: Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself and what you do?

A: What’s up ma name is Yung Mic. I’m an Artist/Entrepreneur From Rochester, NY. Im a CEO of Triple R Muzik Group. We also own a promotion company and a clothing store based in Albion, NY.

Q: What is it that you love most about making music?

A: I love telling the people my story and making people realize and see that its a real artist who not only relates to them but been thru what they’re going thru or been thru. I love when people say things like “yo I listen to your music before I start ma day.” I hear that a lot. I inspire people and I can’t ask for more. Money comes secondary.

Q: We see you have a store in the New York area, what is the name of your store and what type of merchandise do you sell? Do you plan on opening more stores in the future?

A: The store is called Triple R World. We sell urban fashion for men, women and kids. From high heels to Jordans. To Timbs, Polo, Coogi, Ysl Obey , Sean John, etc. We also sell jerseys and hats.  Yea we plan on opening a store in Rochester next. Then Atl then out in LA.

 

Catch Yung Mic’s full interview in our 5th Issue releasing in September 2014!

 

Contact Info:

Website: http://www.yungmic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triplermuzikgroup
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Yungmic
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Yung_Mic

 

 

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