Mike Beatz

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Mike Beatz
Mike Beatz 2011.jpg
Mike Beatz performing in Miami, Florida, 2011
Background information
Birth name Michael Anthony Barnett
Also known as Mike Beatz
Born (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 29)
St. Mary, Jamaica
Origin Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapping
Instruments Vocals, sampler, keyboards
Years active 2006–present
Labels Southern Fried, Ministry of Sound, Data Records G.T.P.S
Associated acts Major League,[1] Monsters Ink, Wizard Sleeve
Website www.MikeBeatzMusic.com

Michael Anthony Barnett, (born 5 December 1988) better known by his stage name Mike Beatz, is a Jamaican hip-hop recording artist and producer from Kingston, Jamaica. His production resume includes notable hip hop acts such as T-Pain, Trina, C-Rayz Walz & East Coast duo C-N-N.[2][3] He is a member of the Miami group Wizard Sleeve, most known for their hit single Riverside (Let's Go!) released by Data Records.[4][5] The single entered the charts at No. 2 in the UK & Ireland and is noted as one of BBC Radio 1's top 40 singles of 2010.[6][7] In 2011 he released the solo project "Boom Bap" produced entirely by Norwegian beat-maker Adonis.[8][9] The 10 track EP features guest appearances from Guilty Simpson, Royce da 5'9", AZ, Termanology, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Reks & ¡Mayday! frontman Wrekonize.[10][11][12][13] Beatz has also worked with US rappers Saigon, Sean Price & Cappadonna from the Wu-Tang Clan, and UK artists such as V.A.S. as a feature on the EP 'Krossover'.[14][15][16]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Major League Presents: The Grand Larceny Mixtape – Hosted by Dj EFN & N.O.R.E (As a member of the group Major League)[1][17]
  • 2009: Akademiks Presents: Monsters Ink – Ink Made Me A Monster (As a member of the group Monsters Ink) 2009[18][19]
  • 2010: UTLM Music Group Present: The Termination Mixtape – Hosted By Dj Young Cee[20]
  • 2010: Wizard SleeveGangsta Bass in the Magic City (As a member of the group Wizard Sleeve)[21]
  • 2011: Wizard SleeveGangsta Bass in the Big Smoke (As a member of the group Wizard Sleeve)[22]
  • 2012: Wizard SleeveGangsta Bass in Ibiza (As a member of the group Wizard Sleeve)[23]

Albums[edit]

  • 2011: Mike Beatz & Adonis Present: Boom Bap[8][9]
  • 2013: Third World American Dream

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Park, Esther (6 September 2007). "The Grand Hustle". Broward/Palm Beach New Times. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bring It Here Capone-N-Noreaga". www.whosampled.com. www.whosampled.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ The, 305. "MP3 | Trina – Rich Girl". The305 Online Magazine. www.the305.com. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Riverside (Let's Go!) bySidney Samson". www.songfacts.com. www.songfacts.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sidney Samson Feat. Wizard Sleeve – Riverside (Let's Go!)". Discogs.com. www.discogs.com. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "THE BIGGEST TRACKS OF 2010". www.bbc.co.uk. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ McAlpine, Fraser. "Sidney Samson ft. Wizard Sleeve – 'Riverside (Let's Go)'". BBC. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b nottingham, kevin. "Mike Beatz & Adonis: Boom Bap". kevinnottingham.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Campbell, Howard. "Boom Times for Mike Beatz". The Jamaica Observer. www.jamaicaobserver.com. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  10. ^ Mr, X. "Video: Mike Beatz ft. Guilty Simpson – You Know". nahright.com/. nahright.com/news. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mike Beatz & Adonis f. Royce Da 5'9" "World Go Round"". www.Hiphopdx.com. Hip Hop Dx. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Quiz, DJ. "Mike Beatz & Adonis feat. Termanology & AZ "Who I Do It For"". Thatsenuff.com. Thatsenuff.com. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "MIKE BEATZ (FEAT. WREKONIZE) – "MY WORLD"". www.maydayonline.com/. maydayonline. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  14. ^ fall, kyle. "MIKE BEATZ & ADONIS – ENTOURAGE FLOW (FEAT. SAIGON)". www.rapdose.com. www.rapdose.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "I Love You (feat. Guilty Simpson, Sean Price & Killah Trakz) – Single". www.itunes.com. ITunes. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  16. ^ des, dj. "Mike Beatz & Adonis Feat. Capadonna "We All We Got (I'm Da Kid)"". www.thisis50.com. thisis50.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "The Grand Larceny Mixtape – Major League mixtape CD (Hosted by DJ EFN & N.O.R.E.)". www.mixtapeusa.com. mixtapeusa. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Monsters Ink – Ink Made Me a Monster (Mixtape)". www.2dopeboyz.com. www.2dopeboyz.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  19. ^ "Monsters Ink – Ink Made Me A Monster Mixtape". uproxx.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Mike Beatz Kills Em on "The Termination Mixtape" (Download)". refinedhype.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  21. ^ rosario, david. "Mixtape of the Week: Wizard Sleeve – Gangsta Bass In The Magic City Mixtape". miaminewtimes.com/. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  22. ^ "Wizard Sleeve – Gangsta Bass in the Big Smoke". lastnightsmixtape.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  23. ^ "FREE DOWNLOAD: WIZARD SLEEVE – GANGSTA BASS 3". getthatpaperson.com. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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