Mr. Mike

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Mr. Mike
Birth name Mike Walls
Born December 10, 1972 (Age 41)
Origin Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1987–present
Labels Suave House, Priority
Associated acts South Circle

Mike Walls (born December 10, 1972), better known as Mr. Mike, is an American rapper best known for his time spent with Suave House Records from the mid to late 90s.

Mr. Mike first started with Suave House as one-half of South Circle with Thorough.[1] The duo released their debut album, Anotha Day Anotha Balla, in the summer of 1995. It became a minor success on the Billboard charts, but the duo disbanded shorty after its release. After South Circle, Mr. Mike embarked on a solo career. His debut album, Wicked Wayz, debuted in the top 40 on the U.S. charts, peaking at 29 on the Billboard 200 in the summer of 1996.[2] Despite the album's success, Mr. Mike left Suave House and joined Priority Records, where he released his second album, 1999's Rhapsody. The album failed to match the success of Wicked Wayz, only making it to 172 on the Billboard 200,[2] and Mike was dropped from Priority. In 2003 he presented and featured on the album Rude and The Gulf Coast Wise Guys - Hard Life, Hard Times. In 2003 Mr. Mike released an independent album entitled Piping Hot, featuring Bun B, MJG, JT Money and Big Gipp but he has been rarely heard from since. He featured on Hilda Lamas song Green Eyes in 2006 and Point Blank's album Ganxstaz Only in 2012.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. U.S. R&B
1996 Wicked Wayz 29 5
1999 Rhapsody
  • Released: September 7, 1999
  • Label: Priority
172 36
2003 Piping Hot
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Yes Yes Y'all Entertainment
It's Going Down
  • Released: 2010
  • Guess Appearance Bossolo
Convicted
  • Released: 2014
  • Guess Appearance Bossolo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo "Wicked Wayz Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Mike Charts & Awards", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-19