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60 Seconds with Rapper Mike Teezy


By Jane M. White
GMF Special Contributor

Mike Teezy is a rapper, singer/songwriter, musician, and dancer whose music–inspired by everyone from Kirk Franklin and Michael Jackson to Kendrick Lamar and Busta Rhymes–is creating a buzz throughout the gospel and urban inspirational community.  I recently caught up with him for a literal minute at the 2018 Rejoice Awards, just before he was announced as the winner in the Urban artist category.

Mike, how did you get started?
I started off with poetry.  I was always behind the scenes playing the drums and stuff like that.  Poetry was my outlet to relieve stress or whatever I was going through at the moment, and then I thought, why not put it to a beat?  So that’s pretty much what God started doing with me.

What is your latest album called?
I actually just dropped my new EP, Szn (pronounced "season").  I dropped that on my birthday, April 7th.

And how can people purchase it?
It’s on Spotify, Amazon, Apple music – everything!

Where are you based?
I’m in Winston-Salem, NC at Faith Christian Outreach Center, where my father [Michael Tyree] is the pastor.

How can people contact you?
My website is www.miketeezymusic.com.

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