jakub | April 28, 2024

Roo AOTD #82 Mike Stud aka mike


All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 46 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Mike Stud. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Mike Stud, aka Michael Francis Seander, Jr., is a rapper who was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1988. He grew up playing sports, lettering in baseball and basketball in high school. When he graduated from St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, he was named Rhode Island’s 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year. Additionally, he received a Louisville Slugger scholarship to attend Duke for his pitching. In his freshman year of college, Mike set a record for the lowest ERA in the history of Duke’s baseball program at 1.61. After his second year at Duke, he injured his arm, requiring surgery. While recovering, Mike started writing rap lyrics to pass the time. He wrote the song “College Humor” about his college exploits and recorded it using GarageBand. The song got a positive response, so in 2010 Mike produced a video for the track and distributed it under the name Mike Stud. “College Humor” racked up millions of views on YouTube alone. In 2011, he released his first mixtape A Toast to Tommy which made it to the number two spot on the American iTunes Hip-Hop Charts. Two years later Mike released his debut album Relief which got the attention of Atlantic who released his next album Closer in 2014 via the 300 Entertainment imprint. The album topped the Billbaord 200 Albums Chart and hit number two on the R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Following more chart success, in 2016 the Esquire Network debuted the reality series This is Mike Stud which followed the rapper at home and on the road. In 2019, after touring on his fourth album 4THEHOMIES Mike changed his stage name to mike officially.

Genre

Hip-Hop, Experimental

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Saturday (Link to Daily Schedules)





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