If you’ve never heard the name Mike Stud before, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
To start, I am not someone who would consider themselves a huge fan of rap. Sure, the classics like, T-Pain and Mims (remember him? Didn’t think so) will never die in my book.
But in all reality, I do listen to rap from time to time. If any one of you know me, I’d be happy to listen to Tom Delonge of Blink 182’s whiny voice on repeat all day long. But, I feel as a worldly person and someone who would try anything once, I do listen to other genres of music besides that of Blink 182.
I can say with upmost confidence that Mike Stud is one of the best new and young rappers in the game. Starting his career when he sustained an injury during his freshmen year playing baseball for Duke, Mike began rapping.Who knew that some songs he wrote in his friend’s apartment would change his life forever.
Mike began getting millions of views on his Youtube channel and decided to release a mix tape titled A Toast to Tommy which debuted as No. 2 on the iTunes world wide Hip-hop charts in October 2012. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and you have Stud’s newest original album titled Relief which was holding the number 2 spot on iTunes most popular albums in the U.S.
Without going too far into his whole life story, Stud has been making waves in the music community and has been growing from someone who started rapping as a hobby to someone who is making a career out of it.
I will admit, some of his songs are not for everyone and contain a bit of explicit language, but what do you expect? Many of his songs do have true stories in them and contain witty jokes and punch lines. Just be warned, he creates mostly party music aimed at college kids.
So if you’re in the mood to try something new, give Stud a listen and try a few of his songs out. He also covers quite a bit of other artist’s songs as well, and in my opinion does a lot of them better than the originals. If it turns out you love him, buy his new album Relief on iTunes. I promise you won’t regret it.
Here is one of my favorite (and one of his earliest) songs. Give it a shot.
Did I also mention a lot of his videos are extremely well done?