Mike Control

Mike Control hails from Brooklyn, New York City, and consists of two rap geniuses, John and Maurice who met at James Madison High School back in 1988. During that time, rap groups like Run DMC and The Beastie Boys had blazed a trail for others to follow. John wanted to walk that trail and under the name John Bro, started a solo rap career that did not go where he wanted it to go. The year 1994 saw the start of a plan B as John got his old buddy, Maurice and another neighborhood friend Jeremy to form a rap group called Firm Grip. Popularity in the neighborhood did not translate to any success as egos got in the way and only one single was made. The band split apart and while John and Maurice remained friends, rap was the furthest thing from their minds.

While, not a rapper, Maurice became Grey Ghost and distributed DJ mix tapes to friends. It was in this capacity that he found Mike "The Oscillator" and they began experimenting with sounds and loops and eventually came up the beats for Mics I Grab. Sensing the need for vocals to add to the track, Grey Ghost brought back Jon Bro, who only agreed to take part in the effort if Grey Ghost rapped with him, and Mike Control was born. Together the group came out with the their first independent single in the summer of 1999 and soon Mike Control was hitting clubs, selling CDs and making a big name for themselves.

Mike Control Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Mike Control - Rhyme For Rhyme album art Mike Control Rhyme For Rhyme (Single) Not On Label US 2000 Sell This Version
MC-005 Mike Control - The Naturals / Brooklyn Ill Spitters album art Mike Control The Naturals / Brooklyn Ill Spitters(12") Bang The Drum Records MC-005 US 2001 Sell This Version
none Mike Control - The Introduction Ep album art Mike Control The Introduction Ep(CD, EP) Bang The Drum Records none US 2001 Sell This Version
MC0008 Mike Control - Mindbending album art Mike Control Mindbending(12") Bang The Drum Records MC0008 US 2003 Sell This Version

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