Mikey D is ending the month of May with the explosive release of his new single titled “Back to Back,” which features his fellow rapper and good friend Canibus. The new hardcore single is heavy with Mikey D’s unique lyricism that showcases his gift for words and rhymes. “Back to Back” is the second single from the album Day of D’Struction Returns, which is packed with tracks that only he can come up with.
Apart from Canibus, the new album also features other collaborations with Chris Rivers for “Horns of Fury,” R.A. The Rugged Man, and Craig G for the song “The Rhyme Heaterz.” The album also includes various songs, including “Street Champion,” “All Alone,” “Bless ‘Em,” “Without Breakin’ It Down,” and “Living Proof.”
Born Michale Deering, Mikey D is best known as an unmatched American battle rapper from Queens, New York. He rose to stardom in the 1980s with his dope rhymes, electrifying charm, and unique way of connecting with his fans and peers alike. In 1988, he won the New Music Seminar Battle for World Supremacy, further fortifying his exceptional rapping skills and elaborate lyricism. Over the years, he has gained the respect of his peers and the adoration of hip-hop fans all over the country for his deep passion for music and commitment to help aspiring hip-hop artists.
At present, Mikey D spends most of his time in the studio as the founder and CEO of Pass the Torch Distribution, which is powered by Who? Mag Multimedia. Whenever he chances upon an up-and-coming rapper in his studio, he does not hesitate to sit down and share a couple of hardcore verses they can rhyme together. Under his distribution company, the legendary rapper released his full-scale EP titled Talkin That Shhh!
Throughout his colorful music career, Mikey D has had the rare privilege of working with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, such as DJ Johnnie Quest and Paul C Mckasty in the 1980s. He also became the rapper for the group known as Mikey D and The L.A. Posse. Together, they were able to produce some of the most iconic songs in hip-hop, including “Dawn,” “My Telephone,” “I Get Rough,” “Bust a Rhyme Mike,” and “Go For It.” After his partner decided to pursue a solo career, Mikey D joined Main Source and became its lead rapper in 1993. Their debut album was called Breaking Atoms under Wild Pitch Records, and it was followed by F*ck What You Think.
The group featured The LOX’s, which was previously known as The Warlocks. Their single “What You Need” became a sensational hit the year it was released and even landed a spot on the music-dance television program called Soul Train. Interestingly, Madonna used the same single as a sample for her 1994 hit song “Human Nature,” a single off the Bedtime Stories album.
For a season in his career, Mikey D opted to take a break from the music industry after a disagreement between the management and their record label. Much to the dismay of his loyal fans, the veteran rapper believed it was the best thing to do at that time. Throughout the many years he quietly worked on the sidelines, he never lost his passion for hip-hop and was always in the loop about trends in the music industry.
Now that he is back making phenomenal music, there is no doubt that he will once again dominate the airwaves and streaming platforms as he shows the new generation how legends make their music.