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The 18-year-old rapper bold enough to just be MIKE

MIKE and the sLUms crew are changing the model for internet-bred rappers.
Culture

The 18-year-old rapper bold enough to just be MIKE

MIKE and the sLUms crew are changing the model for internet-bred rappers.

The rapper MIKE is carving a different kind of path for himself as an internet rapper. While many Soundcloud and Youtube musicians are focused on chasing fast fame, MIKE, whose given name is Michael Jordan Bonema, says he’s more interested in creating a lasting community where he, his collective of friends (which goes by sLUms), and his fans can communicate and feel comfortable. After his well-received full length album from earlier this year, May God Bless Your Hustle, MIKE is poised to blow up and he plans to bring everyone along for the ride.

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