DJ Mike Rizzy was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mike developed a passion for Hip Hop and Soul music at an early age from watching music videos on television networks such as BET and MTV.
Since 1998, Mike has crafted hundreds of mixtapes. His online mixes have racked up over 3 million downloads worldwide.
Heavily influenced by the 90’s New York mixtape scene, Mike has created a wide variety of mixtapes of everything from Hip Hop, 80’s Pop, 70’s Soul, and Dancehall Reggae.
Mike also shares an equal passion for making beats. Specializing in the “Boom Bap” style of Hip Hop, Mike’s style of production is heavily influenced by the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Q-Tip, and the late J Dilla.
DJ Mike Rizzy believes in the art of sample-based production and following the foundation, tradition, and culture that was implemented by the DJ’s and Producers from the Golden Era Of Hip Hop.