Born in Brownsville, NY but raised in Birmingham, AL, 23-year-old rapper Michael "Mic Moe" Morris has a thoroughly diverse sound that encompasses both his southern and east coast roots. His stage moniker cleverly as well as clearly defines who he is, what he does and what he wants. The witty MC prides himself on his superb play on words, an intrinsic skill he has perfected over the years.
Music is embedded in Mic Moe's DNA; he grew up in a household where sounds were constantly flowing in every room. If music wasn't streaming from the house speakers, he was surrounded by it when his mother would take him to concerts and jazz festivals. In middle school, the young spitter learned to play the piano and began playing the baritone in the band. As he got older, Mic Moe didn't participate in football or basketball like his friends, instead he wrote rhymes and recorded them as his sport; turned out he was good at it. The gifted lyricist distinguishes himself from his hip-hop counterparts by his use of inventive metaphors and hyperactive voice. The ecstatic energy he effortlessly exudes when he performs further appeals to his growing and diverse fan base.
Mic Moe possesses a confident combination of marrying tone and tempo, which assists him in inspiring listeners by painting pictures using his distinctive vocabulary. On his single "No Cake," we find him in his creative sweet spot. It's an easy track to listen to from front to back, a rare thing in the rap world. The record was brought to life while Mic Moe was sitting in his car and began freestyling over a gritty, hard-driving beat made by a friend. His unique approach to making songs is as impressive and diverse as his musical inspirations. From Jay Z and Nas to TI and J. Cole, the emerging rapper is a student of the game. He is constantly writing, working and mastering his craft and as a result, winning.
His tenacious spirit and work ethic can be accredited to time well spent in the military. Upon graduating high school, Mic Moe found himself with the choice of serving time behind bars or his country; he chose the latter. What he thought would break him down actually developed his character and helped to prepare him for the career success he is currently experiencing. While performing his government duties, he never stopped pursuing his passion.
Mic Moe considers himself an entertainer just as much as he does an artist. He built his reputation as a crowd pleaser as an opening act at 16 years of age for rappers like OJ Da Juiceman and Webbie. He would perform in front of an audience of thousands on Sunday nights and attend school on Monday mornings. His love for God has also played a huge part in his life and the devotion seems to be paying off. "I wouldn't be where I'm at if it wasn't for Him," says Mic Moe. "I'm very spiritual and religious and feel like I will continue to advance in His time, not on mine." Spoken like a true soldier.