Mr. Mike, known offstage as Michael Barnett, was a groundbreaking figure in the Southern hip hop scene. Born and bred in South Park, Houston, Texas, he gained prominence as a member of South Circle, a rap duo signed to Suave House Records. Mr. Mike’s unique blend of raw, narrative-driven rap painted vivid pictures of street life, earning him recognition as an influential storyteller within the genre.
Mr. Mike Discography
Mr. Mike’s discography highlights his adaptability and proficiency as an artist. His debut as part of South Circle was “Anotha Day Anotha Balla,” released in 1995. His solo career took flight with “Wicked Wayz” in 1996, an album that received critical acclaim and featured collaborations with notable artists like Ice Cube and 8Ball & MJG.