A bit about Mic Stew…
Peace world! What I’m about is pretty simple. I love rapping. I love writing. I love music. Put em all together and I love writing rap music (essentially). There’s more to it than that though. I love performing live. There’s nothing like sharing the joy I get from my music with others. I love fighting the power and sticking it to the man. I don’t like doing what I’m told just because I was told to do so. I live deliberately and so should you. Only YOU know God’s plan for YOU. I love people. I write songs inspired by people. The lyrics are road maps to help navigate your own journey. Listen close and you might hear yourself in one of the songs. I might just be talking to you… Dat about it. Here’s a more traditional “bio” I guess…
Twenty-three year old Philadelphia MC, Mic Stewart, has been rapping for almost 10 years. Stewart’s rare combination of thoughtful, intelligent lyrics and explosive live performances have taken him across the country, Mic has continually proven his rising star status by winning numerous accolades, and earned him the respect of some of the most influential names in hip-hop. In May 2012, he traveled to Atlanta and won the National Red Bull “EmSee Competition”. In the competition judged by DJ Premier, David Banner and Big K.R.I.T., he beat out 7 renowned battle rappers from 7 major American cities securing the title “Red Bull EmSee National Champion.”
As an independent artist Mic has also shared the stage with heavy hitters including Big K.R.I.T., Black Thought, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Stalley, Schooly D, and DJ ?uestlove, among others. He can currently be heard on Philly’s Hot 107.9 fm every Friday night at 9pm courtesy of DJ Damage.
Mic has become a cornerstone in Philadelphia Hip Hop by combining his rare gift of unparalleled freestyle skills with unforgettable live performances. This spring, Mic is dropping his debut album “PEACEWORLD”, the first project where he is complemented entirely by original production courtesy of SAMlive, Rob Fruchtman, B Free, and DJ Sophic. The album is a departure from his past work, showcasing his most creative, articulate songwriting to date and features by Philly favorites Chill Moody, Selina Carrera, and DJ Damage.
-Placed 1st in Philadelphia branch of the Redbull Emsee competition in 2011
-Placed 2nd in Philadelphia branch of the Tag Records Survival of the Freshest MC Contest in 2008
-Placed 1st in the DC branch of the Tag Records Survival of the Fresh MC Contest in 2008
-Placed 2nd in the Philadelphia Branch of the Redbull EmSee competition in 2010
-Regular radio play on DJ Damage’s radio show on 100.3 the Beat (2010 – summer 2011)
-Have hit the stage with the likes of Stalley, STS, and ?uest Love
-Song “Throw Your Hands” featured on Allhiphop.com in 2010
-Performed a protest song in the capital building in Harrisburg, PA protesting cuts to education spending in 2011
-Member of GuerillaFunk, winners of the Wawa Welcome America Singer/Songwriter contest in June 2011