|Birth name||Mick Batyske|
|Born||Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.|
Mick Boogie and grew up in Poland, Ohio. His interest in music began at an early age. He learned to play the piano and the drums through school programs. His hiphop career began when his mother purchased a turntable for him. In 1996, he enrolled in John Carroll University and has since earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in marketing from the university. While studying, Mick worked as a radio DJ for WJCU 88.7, and later two FM stations: Columbus' Power 107.5 and Cleveland's Z107.9.
Boogie's 2006 mixtape The Pre-Up, hosted by Eminem and The Alchemist (an early release of some tracks from Eminem Presents: the Re-Up), was cited by Rolling Stone as one of the top five hip hop mix CDs of the year. In 2007, Boogie worked with Little Brother on the mixtape And Justus for All. In 2008, Boogie collaborated with Talib Kweli on Talib Kweli & Mick Boogie Present: The MCEO Mixtape, which was distributed free on certain websites. May 2009 brought along yet another mixtape from Mick Boogie, entitled The Daytona 500 EP. Mick Boogie has presided over several critically acclaimed mash-ups, including Adele 1988 (which combines Adele's debut album with artists ranging from Naledge to Big Pooh) and Viva La Hova, which mashed up Jay-Z and Coldplay. In 2011, inspired by the A Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes, & Life, Mick Boogie released Excursions: A Tribe Called Quest mixtape. 
In 2012, inspired by the induction of the Beastie Boys' into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mick released Grand Royal, a mixtape of rarities.
"In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a Beasties mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now, it’s finally the right time. I present to you Grand Royal. 80 minutes of my favorite Beastie Boys rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes, and more. If you’re a Beasties fan, I guarantee you find something new and exciting on this mix!" (Mick Boogie 2012)
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