Mike G

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Mike G
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Background information
Birth name Michael Griffin II
Born (1990-06-06) June 6, 1990 (age 24) or potentially some time in March
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Genres Hip hop, Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, Chopped and Screwed DJ Philosopher Engineer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Odd Future Records
Associated acts Odd Future, Vince Staples
Website http://www.moracularworld.tumblr.com

Michael Anthony Griffin II (born June 6, 1990), better known by his stage name Mike G, is an American rapper and DJ. He is best known as a member of the hip hop collective Odd Future and the newest member of OG Ron C's ChopNotSlop DJ group.

Music career[edit]

Mike G had already been a fan of Odd Future for a while before he was asked by Tyler, The Creator to join the group sometime in 2009.[1] The next year Mike released his debut studio album with Odd Future, Ali. He worked primarily with Sydney Bennett for the production. The album received positive reviews, with reviewers praising "the silky smooth beats," and "Mike's laid back flow."[2]

On August 4, 2011 Mike released a new song, "Chevron," which was produced by Hodgy Beats (the song later ended up on his debut EP, Award Tour EP, released on November 25, 2011). On March 21, 2011, Mike G released a new song called "Forest Green," which was supposed to be on his upcoming mixtape "Gold." The song later appeared on the Odd Future Records release 12 Odd Future Songs as well as The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2. Mike G made his TV debut in the ninth episode of Odd Future's show, Loiter Squad, as Mike G.S.I., a spoof of David Caruso's CSI: Miami character.

Recently, Mike G has collaborated with underground rapper Vince Staples and associate Joey Fatts for the song "3 Commandments". Mike G has also recently collaborated with Raider Klan members Key Nyata and Denzel Curry. Mike G also appears on MellowHype's third studio album & major label debut, Numbers on the track "666".

On April 11, 2013, the three year anniversary of his debut studio album Ali release, Mike G released the compilation mixtape Verses.[3] On April 13, 2013 OG Ron C announced Mike G as the newest member of the Chopstar Djs[4]

On September 11, 2013 on MTV's RapFix, Mike G announced that he would be releasing a new mixtape, Mike Check to be released on October 4, 2013. He revealed guest appearances to include Krondon of Strong Arm Steady, Hodgy Beats, and Vince Staples among others.[5]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

EPs
  • Award Tour EP (2011)
Mixtapes
  • Mike Check (2009)
  • Ali (2010)
  • VERSES (2013)
Chopped and Screwed Mixtapes
  • Screwed Up Saturdays (2011) [6]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 2 (2011)[7]
  • Fire Red (2011)[8]
  • Royal Blue (2011)[9]
  • Black Label (2012)[10]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 3 (2012)[11]
  • Yellow Diamonds (2013)[12]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 4 (2013) [13]
  • White Ice (2013) [14]
  • Steady Leanin (2013) [15]
  • Pink Kites (2014) [16]

with OFWGKTA[edit]

Studio Albums
Mixtapes
Compilations

Guest appearances[edit]

List of songs with guest appearances by Mike G
Title Year Album Artist
"BlaccFriday" (also featuring Tyler, The Creator) 2010 YelloWhite MellowHype
"Drunk" Rolling Papers Domo Genesis
"Loaded" BlackenedWhite MellowHype
"Session" (also featuring Hodgy Beats) Bastard Tyler, The Creator
"Dust Off" (also featuring Hodgy Beats) 2011 Journey to the 5th Echelon The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Window" (also featuring Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats & Frank Ocean) Goblin Tyler, The Creator
"Lincoln" (also featuring Left Brain) Purple Naked Ladies The Internet
"SOB" Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 Vince Staples
"Swiss Army" Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1 Vince Staples
"666" 2012 Numbers MellowHype
"You're the One" (Odd Future's The Internet Remix) You're the One Charli XCX
"Parking Lot" (also featuring Casey Veggies) 2013 Wolf Tyler, The Creator
"Asia" The Jellyfish Mentality The Jet Age of Tomorrow
"Mystical Virus Pt. 3: The Scream" (also featuring Lil Ugly Mane) Nostalgic 64 Denzel Curry
"Ace" N/A Nic Goose
"Stop" 2014 Stunna Pouya

Television Appearances[edit]

Shows Role Notes
Loiter Squad Himself Shown in skit Mike GSI & various roles

References[edit]