Mike Mictlan

Mike Mictlan is a native to Southern California and a current proud resident of South Minneapolis. His style has roots in both scenes. In his delivery, he's a rapper's rapper and a technician. He can stick fast stuccato runs, flip a pattern, and freestyle long after everyone else has gone to bed. But he's also a writer who doesn't shy from big themes and personal narrative. Mike met the founding members of Doomtree during his junior year in high school.

In response to his deliquent streak, Mike's parents had sent him from their L.A. home to live with his uncle in Minnesota. Living with his uncle and attending Hopkins High, he met P.O.S, Lazerbeak, MK Larada, and Paper Tiger. Although Mictlan soon returned to L.A., the Doomtree family tree had taken root. As the collective gained momentum in Minneapolis, Mictlan received more and more phone calls urging him to move to the Midwest. Five years later, he got off a plane with 2 duffel bags and a footlocker, ready to go wherever Doomtree was headed. 

In his debut collaboration with Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist, Mictlan employed his understated poetry to epic effect. The album goes by in a pageant of imagery: of fire and flight, long odds and close calls. A lot has changed in the four years since Mike Mictlan released Hand Over Fist, his first full-length album in collaboration with Lazerbeak. He's played a key role in helping Doomtree, his rap crew for over a decade now, steadily climb into the national spotlight; touring the world over again and again, playing major summer festivals (Lollapalooza, Paid Dues), and winning over critics the likes of Pitchfork, MTV, Spin, and Rolling Stone off of their collaborative 2011 release No Kings.

SNAXXX is the culmination of those four years grinding it out on the road, and it marks a giant leap forward from Mike's previous solo work. His million-mile-a-minute delivery, tongue twister patterns, and abstract introspection remain completely intact, but there is a much more playful, ambitiously creative side that now creeps heavily into the mix. Musically, SNAXXX takes the traditional everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink Doomtree sound and blows the doors off the hinges. Newcomer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) produces 11 of the 15 tracks, and it’s his rapid fire snare patterns, crushing low end, and blown out synth lines that anchor and shape this new sonic direction for Mike. SNAXXX also features a slew of Minnesota’s finest up and coming rappers (Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog, Freez) along with lifelong Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S, who shows up on two of the album&'s cuts.

Doomtree released SNAXXX for free in the fall of 2012 while Mike wraps up his next official full length, HELLA FRREAL in order to give people a taste of where he's at now and where he's headed. With mainstream appeal, surgical precision, and unshakable crew love, Mike Mictlan is an unparalleled force in the underground. His live show is a spectacle of sweat and laughter and fury and communion. You could search every venue in every city, but you will not find an emcee in rap music with more heart than Mike Mictlan. No hype, just a simple guarantee. He believes in the music, the movement, and in his crew of friends. To see him in person, and to hear his voice, makes it hard not to believe it too.

Past Shows


Dec
12
th
2019
7th St Entry
Dec
12
th
2019
7th St Entry

Hard_R

with Mike Mictlan, WEIRDO CLUB, BIJAH B and more!
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry
Feb
19
th
2016
7th St Entry

Prof

with Mike Mictlan, Mac Irv and DJ FUNDO
Dec
10
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
10
th
2015
Turf Club

7th Street Tattoo 10 Year Anniversary Party

with Mike Mictlan, The Wolf Council, MARY ALLEN AND THE PERCOLATORS and more!
Jun
20
th
2015
Mainroom
Jun
20
th
2015
Mainroom

Wrestlepalooza VI

with Mike Mictlan, What Tyrants, Queenie von Curves and more!
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain
Mar
20
th
2015
Holy Mountain

Midwest Day Party 2015 ( Austin, TX )

with Allan Kingdom, Prof, Mike Mictlan and more!
Jan
10
th
2015
Mainroom
Jan
10
th
2015
Mainroom

Sean Anonymous

with DJ NAME, Mike Mictlan, Psalm One and more!
Dec
31
st
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
31
st
2014
Triple Rock Social Club

FOUR FISTS

with Mike Mictlan and Tender Meat
Nov
1
st
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
1
st
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2014
Mainroom
Aug
23
rd
2014
Mainroom

Astronautalis and Sims

with Mike Mictlan, Metasota and ZERO
Jul
14
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Jul
14
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

A Tribe Called Red

A TRIBE CALLED RED
with Mike Mictlan
Oct
26
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
26
th
2012
Mainroom

P.O.S

with THE TRIBE & BIG CATS!, Audio Perm, Mike Mictlan and more!
Apr
14
th
2012
Fine Line
Apr
14
th
2012
Fine Line

Andre Nickatina

with Mike Mictlan, Knox and MUMBLS
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mike Mictlan

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Kill The Vultures, 2% muck and more!

More Shows

Sep
20
th
Fine Line
Sep
16
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Ginger Root

with King Pari
Aug
27
th
7th St Entry

Early Eyes, EVV, DNM, and Products

Jul
26
th
7th St Entry

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