- UOENO (Freestyle)
The legend of Mike Stud dates back to his days growing up as one of Rhode Island’s greatest baseball players of all time. As a highly touted high school Senior at Saint Raphael’s Academy, Stud’s work on the mound earned him Rhode Island’s 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year and Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors. Mike signed a full scholarship to bring his talents to Duke University, and headed off to North Carolina to become a Blue Devil. At the end of his Junior year, Stud began to hone his hidden hip-hop skills. After two strong seasons at Duke, including an All-American Freshman year, Tommy John Surgery put Stud on the sidelines. Suddenly rhyming became an outlet to pass the time. But his flow was too impressive to be overlooked. Upon arriving at Georgetown University to continue his baseball career and continue his studies as a graduate student, Stud also began to pursue his passion for music. His knack for clever rhymes and witty punches caught the attention of his peers and earned the respect of many artists in same industry as himself. After his release of “College Humor” his music career really began to take a turn. With articles featured in the Washington Post, BroBible.com, and Forbes.com, clearly the accomplishments he’s achieved in his life are a testament to his passions. Determined to show that he is much more than just another college hip-hop artist, he teamed up with another athletic rapper by the name of Loggy, a Wide Reciever at Berkeley, and released his song “In this Life,” which already has people realizing that Stud is here to stay. With very little musical background, he’s already causing a stir in the industry. After only 6 months of releasing music, he has acquired over 400 thousand YouTube hits, has been featured on over 50 major music blogs, and has signed to one of the premiere booking firms in the industry, NUE Agency. Armed with fresh beats and his signature flow, Stud’s bringing a smarter type of fresh to the hip-hop scene. The kid’s got it. Now it’s just a matter of time before everyone knows it.