Michael X is an Artist dedicated to empowering listeners with a message of hope, change, and revolution. Musically, what sets Michael X apart is his ability to incorporate positive messages without coming off preachy in the way many “conscious” artists tend to. Although he doesn’t use foul language, the skilled lyricist can go as hard as the next Emcee. From live poetry, to HipHop tracks like "New Rulers" for the children, or "Help Meet" for mature folks in relationships, the music is clean, uplifting and empowering for you and your whole family. Book for weddings, community events, museum gatherings, House Concerts, Public School events or College Meet. Will travel out of California as well
Price Range: $600 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
You can expect a powerhouse lyrical performance that will draw a standing ovation most times. From Poetic pieces such as "Black Butterflies" a piece dedicated to the upliftment of women, to songs like "One Wife" that inspire couples to remain monogamous in their relationships, this performance is what helps to restore respect back to Hip Hop artists and the true appreciation of what a lyricist is supposed to do. The music is inspiring, uplifting, clean, no cussing, powerful and authentic. What HipHop is supposed to be!
Michael X is a music artist with a mission. He’s dedicated to empowering listeners with a message of hope, change, and revolution. Raised between Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and Atlanta, Michael knew at just 15 that Hip Hop was one of his passions. As a Muslim follower of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, he is focused on fulfilling his purpose and using his talents to aid in his spiritual leader’s efforts.
“Minister Louis Farrakhan loves the Hip Hop generation and wants to see us step into our great roles,” says Michael. “He has asked the cultural community to stand up and put a revolutionary thinking into the minds of the people.”
Musically, what sets Michael X apart is his ability to incorporate positive messages without coming off preachy in the way many “conscious” artists tend to. Although he doesn’t use foul language, the skilled lyricist can go as hard as the next Emcee.
Inspired by artists such as Bone Thugs ’n’ Harmony, Jay-Z, T.I., Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli and Michael Jackson, his desire is to make feel-good music that brings awareness of society’s issues.
Additional Booking Notes
These performance require a professional DJ. Depending on the travel, equipment can be provided. DJ must be prepared to perform with mics, speakers that project well, and an ability to play a cd, or music from a flashdrive. Must have a professional mixer device that will control mic levels vs music sound projection for a professional HipHop performance. If need be, we will provide a DJ for the event.
Belly 1 & 2 (a first person story or account of the death of Malcom X, named after the movie featuring Nas/DMX: Belly)
Black Butter Flies
Mecca/Medina ( a song about the violence in Chicago, and the condition of Detroit)
Scandal ( A song addressing the psychological effects of the tv show Scandal)
Statistics Poem ( a poem addressing the condition of young black men in America)
Yall Hate Rap ( A song holding artists responsible for the music we put out, at the same time defending the good of the culture)
Influences & Inspiration
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan,
Talib Kweli, TI, Kendrick Lamar, Shannon Curtis, Bone-Thugs-n-harmony, Lacrae, Nas, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Kanye West, TLC, AKNU, J-Cole, Lupe-Fiasco, and much more.
DJ, Microphone, speakers, Control or Sound board.
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