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|Birth name||Michael Flowers|
|Also known as||Mikey Dan (as background vocalist)|
|Born||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Origin||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Genres||House, Deep House, Rhythm and blues, hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, Rapper|
|Instruments||keyboards, synthesizers, drum machine, Wurlitzer, drums, bass|
|Labels||Ichiban, Intersound, Soulife|
|Associated acts||Mark Sparks, Dave Hollister, Carl Thomas, Sunshine Anderson, Lalah Hathaway, Donell Jones|
Mike City (born Michael Flowers in Philadelphia) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. He is best known for producing the singles "I Wish" for Carl Thomas, "Heard It All Before" for Sunshine Anderson, "Full Moon" for Brandy and "One Woman Man" for Dave Hollister. He became a mentor of Anderson's after a friend discovered her singing a song by Lalah Hathaway in the cafeteria line at North Carolina Central University.
He earned the moniker Mike City because he was an avid listener of the house music group Ten City. Initially a songwriter, City became a singer by trade and later a producer after needing an outlet to use the songs he wrote. He started out playing drums and bass, but switched to keyboards after graduating from high school in 1987.
Flowers is also the founder and CEO of Unsung Entertainment, Inc. He is also a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity, a predominantly African-American national fraternity. He was initiated at Alpha Epsilon Chapter at North Carolina Central University in Spring 1988.
Selected production credits
Carl Thomas - Emotional (2000)
Simbi Khali - Love Is the Answer (2001)
Jimmy Cozier - Jimmy Cozier (2001)
Ras Kass - Van Gogh (2001)
Rell - If That's My Baby (single) (2001)
Ras Kass - Goldyn Chyld (2002)
Dave Hollister - Things In The Game Done Changed (2002)
- 03. You Make Me Feel
- 13. I Live Here Now
- 06. Playing With Fire
- 12. No Place Like Home
Calvin Richardson - 2:35 P.M. (2003)
- 12. Cross My Heart
- 06. Make It Alright
- 04. The Happy Song
- 05. Hands On U
Gerald Levert - Do I Speak For The World (2004)
- 14. Where Do We Go
- 01. How Many Times
- 03. Your Favorite Song
- 05 Better And Better
- 16. Like It Was Yesterday
- 09. Last Night
- 11. I'm Grateful
- 04. The Remedy
- 09. I Think I Love U
- 07. Extravaganza
- 09. Get This Money
- 08. That's Why I Love You
Urban Mystic - Ghetto Revelations II (2006)
- 10. When U Hurt
- 05. Dem Haters
- 05. Spend The Night
- 09. Lust or love
Chris Brown - Non-Album Track (2006)
- 00. You
Dave Hollister - The Book of David: Vol. 1 - The Transition (2006)
Carl Thomas - So Much Better (2007)
Simbi Khali - The Life (2007)
- 04. Don't Fuck Wit 'Em
- 06. Hugs And Kisses
KeAnthony - A Hustlaz Story (2008)
- 12. It's Okay
Musiq Soulchild - Non-Album Track (2008)
- 00. Say It Ain't So
Urban Mystic - GRIII: Old Skool 2 Nu Skool (2009)
- 12. It Wasn't Me
- 07. "Street Shit" (featuring Glasses Malone)
Sunshine Anderson - The Sun Shines Again (2010)
- 01. Lay With You (featuring Faith Evans)
- 03. Close To You
- 07. Serenading
- 06. Nightlife
- 07. Shut Up
Simbi Khali - All for U (2011)
- 05. I Need You
- 06. Always Love You
- 13. My Heart (iTunes bonus track)
- 02. Writing On The Wall
Carl Thomas- Conquer (2011)
- 05. It's Not The Same
- 09. Sweet Love
- TBR. B'Day ft. Trina
- TBR. B'Day (Remix) ft.Warren G
- 05. "What Profit"
- 11. "Special"
Mashonda - Love, Mashonda (2012)
- 04. Touch Me
- 07. Sometimes
- 15. Music
- 03. Backup Plan
- 11. Right In Front Of Me
Maysa - Blue Velvet Soul (2013)
- 13. This Much
Leela James - Fall For You (2014)
- 03. Give It
- 02. Extraordinary
- 14. Paradise
- 04. Trouble With Love
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