THE MIKE BRAZEY INTERVIEW
(ALL PHOTOS BY @QUADYPHOTOS)What’s your story?
My Names Mike Brazey, I’m an upcoming alternative artist from Gritty North Philadelphia. I started out writing songs for other people in 2016. I did that for about a year and made a name for myself, as a hot songwriter coming into the scene. Fast forward to 2018 I decided to start releasing my own music with my debut EP “Jack of all genres” ! The EP was meant to be a true display of my vocal, Rap, and writing ability all together. I enjoyed writing for other artists, and still do, but I felt my process to success could be sped up by releasing my own shit.
BTW during that stage I was known as “Mike B”. Later on in 2018, December, I changed my name to Mike Brazey. Which in my opinion, solidified my brand and fan base “Brazey Gang” ! I was always well aware of my voice, and the radio potential it has.
In March of 2019 I began to be noticed by labels like Empire, Etc. This past May I released my second project “Slime Alert” which is available everywhere.
Overall, I know that I’m a superstar talent & im still in the early stages of navigating my career, but I’m on the way, trust me.
What does the local music community mean to you?
The community means a lot to me because we’re all grinding artists with the same core goals. Some better off than others, but we’re all trying to make a better life for ourselves & family. I feel there’s a lot of opportunities to help each other along the way !
Who are some of your biggest inspirations, both locally and mainstream?
Young Thug, I really look up to how bold & unapologetic he is ! The only nigga that can wear a dress & wont nobody say shit. That’s some G shit if you ask me !
Starrah, who’s a decorated songwriter in the industry with crazy plaques
Meek Mill, he from my city, and definitely got the crown right now
-NBA YB, I look up to his consistency in the game ! That’s an Artist that keep the heat on at all times.
Andre 3000, for obvious reasons
What’s one thing about you that you think is misunderstood? What do people not know about you, or one thing you want people to know?
I’m not the type of artist that you can put in a box !
My music of choice is hard Trap singing type shit,
But I’ll turn around after that and release some real R&B or pop vibes and have the whole world confused ASF. I’m really in every lane, as some people would say. I just use my talent to the best of my ability, via inspiration that I get.
Tell us about your most recently dropped project, or an upcoming project.
“Slime Alert” is the mixtape that dropped on May 11TH.
It’s 10 Tracks of straight bangers. When I release a project I never wanna have just one particular sound for my fans, I like to mix it up. This project is as versatile as it gets. It’s only my sophomore project, I’ve got big plans in the works.
Are there any artists you enjoy collaborating with the most? Are there any artists, local or mainstream, that you would love to collab with?
I haven’t had the opportunity to collab with other artists much just yet, because I was so focused on solidifying my brand. Now I feel that I’m in more of a space to collab with artists.
To name a few….
What has been your favorite project you’ve released so far, or the one you’re most proud of?
Slime Alert is my latest project, & I’m def most proud of that one ! I’m only getting better and I have faith in my process.
Who else in our community do you think is Next Up?
Jah$tar is next up as well as H20Hadd
What’s next for you?
Some hot singles coming out very soon,
and Los Angeles, the city where dreams come true