Mike G

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Mike G
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Mike G performing in 2011.
Background information
Birth name Michael Anthony Griffin II
Also known as The King
Born (1990-06-06) June 6, 1990 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Odd Future Records
Associated acts
Website 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.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

2009–10: Mike Check & Ali[edit]

In 2009, Mike G asked Tyler, The Creator if he can join his hip hop collective Odd Future. Tyler agreed and on October 9, 2009, Mike G released his debut mixtape, Mike Check.[citation needed]

On April 13, 2010, Mike G released his second mixtape, Ali. It contains features from Tyler, The Creator, Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, Taco, and MellowHype, and production from Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain, and Syd tha Kyd.

On May 7, 2010, Odd Future released their second mixtape, Radical. Mike G contributed to tracks "Everything That's Yours", "Round and Round", "Cool", and "Swag Me Out".[citation needed]

2011–12: The Award Tour[edit]

On August 4, 2011 Mike G released a new song, "Chevron," which was produced by Hodgy Beats. The song later ended up on his debut EP, The Award Tour, released on November 25, 2011. It contains features from Vince Staples. Mike G made his TV debut in the ninth episode of the first season of Odd Future's show, Loiter Squad, as Mike G.S.I., a spoof of David Caruso's CSI: Miami character.

A new Mike G song called "Forest Green" was released on the Odd Future releases 12 Odd Future Songs, released on October 2011. It is produced by Left Brain. The song also appeared on The OF Tape Vol. 2, released on March 20, 2012. Mike G also contributed a verse on the track "Oldie" off The OF Tape Vol. 2.

2013–14: Verses[edit]

On April 11, 2013, Mike G released a compilation mixtape titled Verses. On April 13, 2013 OG Ron C announced Mike G as the newest member of The Chopstars [1]

2015–present: Award Tour II & Mike Check Vol II[edit]

On January 26, 2015, Mike G released his second EP, Award Tour II. It contains features from Larry Susan and production from Tyler, The Creator (credited as Ace, The Creator), Larry Fisherman, randomblackdude, and Left Brain, among others.

On April 20, 2015, Mike G released another compilation mixtape titled Verses II. On February 22, 2016, Mike G released his third mixtape titled Mike Check Vol II.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Mike Check (2009)
  • Ali (2010)
  • Radical (2010) (with Odd Future)
  • Verses (2013)
  • Verses II (2015)
  • Mike Check Vol II (2016)

EPs[edit]

  • The Award Tour EP (2011)
  • Award Tour II (2015)

Chopped & Screwed Mixtapes[edit]

  • HOA Bossman's 14 Days (2011) [2]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays (2011) [3]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 2 (2011)[4]
  • Fire Red (2011)[5]
  • Royal Blue (2011)[6]
  • Black Label (2012)[7]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 3 (2012)[8]
  • Yellow Diamonds (2013)[9]
  • Screwed Up Saturdays, Vol. 4 (2013) [10]
  • White Ice (2013) [11]
  • Steady Leanin (2013) [12]
  • Pink Kites (2014) [13]
  • Steady Leanin 2 (2015) [14]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of songs with guest appearances by Mike G
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"blaccFriday" 2010 MellowHype, Tyler, The Creator YelloWhite
"Drunk" Domo Genesis Rolling Papers
"Loaded" MellowHype BlackenedWhite
"Session" Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats / brandUn DeShay Bastard
"Dust Off" The Jet Age of Tomorrow, Hodgy Beats Journey to the 5th Echelon
"Window" 2011 Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Frank Ocean Goblin
"Lincoln" The Internet, Left Brain Purple Naked Ladies
"SOB" Vince Staples Shyne Coldchain Vol. 1
"Swiss Army"
"666" 2012 MellowHype Numbers
"You're the One" (Odd Future's The Internet Remix) Charli XCX You're the One
"Enzo" Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain N/A
"Parking Lot" 2013 Tyler, The Creator, Casey Veggies Wolf
"Asia" The Jet Age of Tomorrow The Jellyfish Mentality
"Mystical Virus Pt. 3: The Scream" Denzel Curry, Lil Ugly Mane Nostalgic 64
"In My Mind" Raven Sorvino, A$ton Mathews, Maxo Kream Queen of HeArtz
"Ace" Nic Goose N/A
"Stop" 2014 Pouya Stunna
"Repent" Nino Calvin, Curren$y Calvinism
"Switchblade" 2015 Caleb Stone, Speak!, Mike Dece, Pyramid Vritra, Huey Briss N/A
"Justine" Tommy Swisher
"Dem Niggas" CA$HIER FRESH Aisle 6: The Prequel
"Raw Papers" Theo Ferragamo Black Diamonds
"Goons" 2016 YRGP N/A
"New Chapter" Rakeem Miles, YoAstrum Do They Really Love You?

Television Appearances[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]