Mic P is a young, multi-talented poet, rapper, and recording artist. His style embraces an animated and free-minded attitude that serves as a sign of hope that he will one day be a living example and lesson to be yourself.
Born February 5th, 1990 Mic P spent his adolescent life in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, as a military son. At the age of 10, Mic P began his rap career freestyling at school and around the neighborhood, writing his first set of lyrics to a Redman and Method Man track. After that first taste of creative expression, he began recording tracks over instrumentals on a tape recorder with the song blasting the beat. Due to difficult family circumstances Mic P got moved around the states, almost annually, to live with different relatives. During his travels between the east coast to the west coast, Mic P would continue to write rhymes to ease his mind. His style of rap reflected the sounds he heard during his frequent switches in location. His time spent in various areas of the country, throughout his life, has influenced his style to be unique and versatile, seeing that he had witnessed multiple hip hop cultures in the streets and on the radio stations of every area he had spent time in.
Mic P touched down in the New Orleans area at age 17. He couldn’t resist the fast street life and was thrown out his father’s house shortly after he turned 18. As Mic P struggled to stay on his feet, he continuously stayed active in the hip hop community performing at open mics all around the city, like the Hangar for Industry Influence; a monthly venue coordinated by Wild Wayne of Q93 and local artist and business owner, Sess 4-5, for local artists to promote themselves and get educated about the business. In between shows, Mic P enrolled as a full-time student at Delgado Community College where he studied Music Business Management, taking classes such as; live audio engineering, digital recording, and production classes, to become a more knowledgeable artist.
In 2010, Mic P signed with Phreedom Records under the name Mic Price. He excelled under the guidance of Phreedom Records. He grew a fan base and created a buzz that launched him into performing at real venues. Opening for artists; Juvenile, Kevin Gates, and Mystikal and receiving radio air play on New Orleans’s local Hip-Hop radio station Q93. At the time his style was very comedic and involved a lot of tricky word-play which successfully gained him notoriety in New Orleans, the surrounding cities and southern states with his singles “I Think I’m Drunk” and “Gut a Gar.”
Mic Price seemed to be on his way to the top when his legs were cut from under him in 2013. His knack for music mirrored his knack for street life and he was taken out the game for a few years. During his time away, the young rapper matured and refocused his objective. His lyrics improved along with his morals. Now stepping back in the game 4 years later, the name Mic Price no longer fit.
He changed his name to Mic P to embrace his new sound and style and to let current and new fans know that he is back and doing better than ever. He is still a signed artist with Phreedom Records and continues to push to be the next big name in the rap game out of New Orleans, LA. The comedic side of his rap style has been left behind, but not forgotten, while the word-play has improved. He has a more serious approach and intends to deliver a message of real life struggles and relative situations to his fans and listeners.
Currently, Mic P is working on a new project to reaffirm his place in the music industry and build a legacy as one of the big names in the rap game.