In an exciting upcoming (8th year-in-a-row) performance at Camp Flog Gnaw festival this weekend, Mike G premieres a vibrant video for “This One,” from his EXILE EP. Moody shots of raindrops on an umbrella accompany Mike G as his voice floats over slithery, mesmerizing beats. The EXILE EP was full of confessional themes and dope verses, and the video for “This One” amply positions Mike G front-and-center.
Mike G (born Michael Griffin) established a strong reputation as a creative force from the jump, first garnering international attention as part of the acclaimed, forward-thinking collective, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.
While moving around often as a kid, due to his parents serving in the marines, Mike began exploring his interests in music as a teenager, going on to compose and record his first song at 16. From spending seven years of his childhood in Japan to singing in a choir to becoming enamored by his parent’s vast CD collection, he was surrounded by no shortage of inspiration growing up, soon teaching himself how to chop and screw music. With his passion for DJing and pursuing music solidified at an early age, and artists such as Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Linkin Park, D-12’s Proof and JAY-Z serving as lifelong influences, Mike G began rapping and self-releasing mixtapes in high school, a move that led him to collaborating with fellow Odd Future member Left Brain. Soon thereafter, Mike G was introduced to Tyler, the Creator, and was later formally invited to join the founding members as part of the eccentric and innovative group in 2009. The following year, Mike G’s first collaboration with Tyler was released (2010’s “Timeless”), further cementing a promising future with the like-minded collective.
Mike G is currently readying his highly anticipated solo debut, Stealth Fighter. When he’s not busy in the studio adding the final touches to the project, he can be found developing his very own marijuana based sugar and other weed products, aptly named Inda Clouds. To prepare fans for his eager return to the rap game, the free-spirited polymath and entrepreneur has shared his first new music in over year, most recently dropping his Chase Clouds EP on 4/20 and giving fans a glimpse of what to expect as he makes his evolved re-introduction as a recording artist. A tried-and-true Gemini, Mike G is ready to continuing elevating his career, happily keeping his head in the clouds for inspiration
EXILE out now https://mikeg.lnk.to/Exile