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Michael Anthony Griffin II (born June 6, 1990), better known by his stage name Mike G, is an American rapper and DJ. He is best known as a member of the hip hop collective Odd Future and the newest member of OG Ron C's ChopNotSlop DJ group.
Mike G had already been a fan of Odd Future for a while before he was asked by Tyler, The Creator to join the group sometime in 2009. The next year Mike released his debut studio album with Odd Future, Ali. He worked primarily with Sydney Bennett for the production. The album received positive reviews, with reviewers praising "the silky smooth beats," and "Mike's laid back flow."
On August 4, 2011 Mike released a new song, "Chevron," which was produced by Hodgy Beats (the song later ended up on his debut EP, Award Tour EP, released on November 25, 2011). On March 21, 2011, Mike G released a new song called "Forest Green," which was supposed to be on his upcoming mixtape "Gold." The song later appeared on the Odd Future Records release 12 Odd Future Songs as well as The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2. Mike G made his TV debut in the ninth episode of Odd Future's show, Loiter Squad, as Mike G.S.I., a spoof of David Caruso's CSI: Miami character.
Recently, Mike G has collaborated with underground rapper Vince Staples and associate Joey Fatts for the song "3 Commandments". Mike G has also recently collaborated with Raider Klan members Key Nyata and Denzel Curry. Mike G also appears on MellowHype's third studio album & major label debut, Numbers on the track "666".
On April 11, 2013, the three year anniversary of his debut studio album Ali release, Mike G released the compilation mixtape Verses. On April 13, 2013 OG Ron C announced Mike G as the newest member of The Chopstars
On September 11, 2013 on MTV's RapFix, Mike G announced that he would be releasing a new mixtape, Mike Check to be released on October 4, 2013. He revealed guest appearances to include Krondon of Strong Arm Steady, Hodgy Beats, and Vince Staples among others.