Northwest home town favorite Mikey Vegaz is everything Portland from the lifestyle he lives to the lyrics he spits.
With the early success of his freshman album FLI ROCK (which gained national exposer and recognition as unSigned hype in Source Magazine) MV was able to stay consistent, making quality street music that led to him dropping his first series of mixtapes “The Definition of FLI”. This set of mixtapes showcased his skills as a MC destined to make a mark in hip hop. Along with childhood friend FLIBOIMOE, MV teamed up with Coast2coast mixtapes and released volumes 1 thru 4 “The Definition of Fli”.
With much anticipation the mixtapes included All Star appearances from top DJs such as DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Khaled to mainstream and underground artist such as Chris Brown, Flo rida, Ace hood, Messy Marv, E-40 , Juelz Santana, J Diggs, The Game and a host of others! Continuing to build a buzz and pushing his brand, Mikey Vegaz found himself shifting gears as the rap game was beginning to get back to the grass roots of underground independent hip hop.
MV then released his first independent single as a solo artist “ONE HIT WONDER” ft. E-40 & Aaron O’Bryan Smith which debuted on XXL.com and later spread like a wild fire throughout the blogs. Not wasting time, shortly after gracing the cover of MURDERDOG magazine with fellow North West elite artist such as Cool Nutz (MVs long time mentor and manager), he followed up with a 9 song track list EP “Thoughts of a Premature Millionaire”. This EP included the remix to “ONE HIT WONDER” were MV reached out to home town legend super producer BOSKO in hopes to smash the air waves with the help of Bay Area heavy hitters E-40 and Mistah Fab. Noticing the great response from local and national fans following his projects MV took the phrase “Putting on for my city” to heart, announcing himself “Prince of the City” and he launched a new series of street albums on his own website
Both street albums, OREGOON vol. 1 & vol. 2, are much different from MV’s prior material being that he stayed away from the industry star studded appearances and focused on working with the local North West heavy hitting artist such as well-known top dogs of the Rose City – Cool Nutz, Maniac Lok, Grind time battle rap star Illmaculate, Luck-one, Meezilini and more! Both mixtapes helped certify Mikey’s position in the local hip hop scene. Fast forward to summer 2013: fresh off the “Summer of Strange Tour” and straight to the studio with a release date of September 10th- MV’s back with the help of his lifelong ace FLIBOIMOE to bring you his final FREE street album: GOLD KiLOS N THE TRAP!