Mike Zombie

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Mike Zombie
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Mike Zombie in 2016.
Background information
Birth name William Michael Coleman
Also known as Mike Zombie
Born (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 26)
Willingboro Township, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Associated acts

William Michael Coleman (born July 8, 1992), professionally known as Mike Zombie, is an American rapper and record producer from Willingboro Township, New Jersey. He is currently signed as a producer to Drake's OVO Sound record label.

Career[edit]

He is best known for the production of Drake's single "Started from the Bottom". He sampled a track titled "Ambessence piano & drones 1" by Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow for the song. "Started from the Bottom" was the winner of "Track of the Year" at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards.[1] The song was played during NBA All-Star Weekend, LeBron James' "LeBron Face" Sprite commercial", video game NBA 2K14, and video game Assassin's Creed 4. The song was also nominated for "Best Rap Song" at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards.[2] In July 2013, BET named him one of the "top 10 young producers to watch out for".[3] In October 2013, Complex named him one of the "25 new producers to watch for".[4] He previously collaborated with battle rapper Hollow Da Don[5] and Hollow played an important part putting Drake in contact with Mike Zombie.[6]

Zombie released his first mixtape, The End of the Beginning, on December 22, 2013. Recently he produced DJ Khaled's song "They Don't Love You No More" featuring Meek Mill, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and French Montana. In the summer of 2014 he released his first music video from "The End of the Beginning" "616" on MTV Jams. On January 27, 2015 Zombie released a new project called "Rebel Without a Cause". In 2016, he dropped a few singles and two projects: "Humble Genius" (July 1, 2016) and a collaborate album with Benzi Ayo "Ea$tside Story" (Oct 01, 2016).[7][8][9]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The End of the Beginning (2013)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (2015)
  • Humble Genius (2016)
  • Eastside Stories (with Benzi Ayo) (2016)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Boom Bap" 2016 Sap, Hit-Boy, Hodgy Beats Self Employed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Track of the Year". BET.com. 23 September 2013.
  2. ^ http://philly360.visitphilly.com/news/2013/12/09/the-56th-grammy-awards-nominations-are-in
  3. ^ "10 Young Producers On the Rise". BET.com. 1 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Mike Zombie - 25 New Producers To Watch For - Complex". Complex. 7 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Hollow Da Don - Loyalty Is A Way Of Life". DatPiff.
  6. ^ "Mike Zombie reveals how he got signed to Drake's OVO Label". AXS. 21 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Mike Zombie - A Guide to Who's Who in OVO - Complex". Complex. 25 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Drake – Started From The Bottom". Genius.
  9. ^ "Mike Zombie Mixtape Release Party - December 17, 2013". Philly 360°, Your Guide to Philly’s Diverse Creative Scene, Nightlife, Music, Food & More.