The Break Presents: M.i

Breakout: “After I’m Gone”

Also Check: “Understand”

And: “G.O.O.D Friday”

Name: M.i (Michael Maldonado)

Age: 24

Reppin’: Austin, TX

My style and/or skills have been compared to: Kanye West, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, Common

I started rapping: At age 14

My standout records and/or moments have been: Until I Get On (Remix Ft. LAWS); Take A Loss (ft. Mikkey Halsted). Working at Fight Klub Studios. Producing “Brooklyn Boy” by Kandyman which was played by DJ Kay Slay and Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97. Blog features, too.

I’m gonna change the game by: Bringing back the MC, DJ, soul & love to hip-hop. And also by bringing the musicianship to the rapper/producer.

My goal in hip-hop is: To win a Grammy. Album of the Year.

I’d Like to Work With: The Roots, OutKast, Ye, Em, Cudi, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

I’m gonna be the next: Kanye/Bob Marley/John Lennon.

To check out more of my music you can go to: YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud and ReverbNation

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  • jose

    feelin this dude lets get more of him on here

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  • jordan

    I’m lovin him already. where do I get more?

  • aaron

    this dude spits hot fire.

    • lauren

      couldnt have said it better myself

  • Cynthia

    Love it. Can’t get enough…

  • Cedric

    Glad i came across this. That “take a loss” track he mentioned is insane

  • John Franklin

    take a loss?

    mate, u should cut your losses and get a desk job, all you black rappers look the same, white people buy rap songs, bring out more white rappers and let the blacks do what they do best – crime and serve burgers in mcdonalds

  • Grace

    @ John Franklin,
    First of all he’s Not black, he is Hispanic. Second of all I respect your opinion that u may not like his particular music, but seriously can u be any more racist? “let blacks do what they do best?!” WTF. It’s because of people like you that we can’t move on past the facial conflicts we all bear witness this day in age. Grow the F up. And if u care to know M.i went to college in Manhatten NY for his music, he write, performs and produces music. He has worked hard to be where he is at. No reason for you to bash any race, I feel sorry for whatever happened to to make you this way.

    • Yasmin

      well said, Grace. He isn’t just some punk rappin crap. He has real talent and has busted his ass to get as far as he’s come. But hey, you know you’re doing well when you’ve got haters..

  • Earl North

    Came across this dude for the first time on 2dopeboyz bout a month ago. His Prep Time album is a banger for real

  • Fernando

    This guy has been at it for over 10 years…mix tapes hitting the streets…studying hard and putting his true talent and dedication to the test…It truly shows his skill is impressive and he’s not willing to give up…time for the world to hear and see what I’ve heard and seen…no secrets from this guy he puts it all on the page and lets his fans feel everything he does…a breath of fresh air to a genre that has been faltering as of late….love it

  • Danielle

    This is how it’s done people…. if all hip hop/rap sounded like this I wouldn’t keep my radio on rock stations all the time. Gotta agree w/Fernando a breath of fresh air.

  • Laurenzo

    By far, the best hip hop artist to come out of Austin, TX. Its not everyday you see someone that helps define what true hip hop is. He needs to be signed like yesterday…

  • Chris B

    Great Songs Great Album, Guy is gonna make it huge, we are witnessing history in the making!!

  • aaron

    an A&R who can’t see grammy potential in this guy isn’t doing a good job.