Big Mike (rapper)
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Big Mike Rapper
Big Mike
Michael Barnett
The PeterMan, Nawlins' Phats
Born

January 23, 1969
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Mother = Kim Barnett
Genres Southern Hip Hop[1]
Rapper
Instruments vocals
1991-present
Labels Rap-a-Lot, Noo Trybe, Virgin, EMI
Geto Boys, Mr. 3-2, Tre'mendous, Pimp C

Michael Barnett (born January 23, 1969), better known by his stage name Big Mike, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana/Houston,Texas. He was originally a member of Convicts with Houston rapper Mr. 3-2. Its album would be the first of many releases Mike would put out on Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records. Following the release of the eponymous Convicts, Big Mike impressed the heads of Death Row Records and almost signed with that label before he was called by James Prince and asked to replace Willie D when he left the Geto Boys. He accepted and became a part of the group on its 1993 album Till Death Do Us Part.[2][3] When Willie D rejoined the group on its next album, he left the group. Big Mike has released five solo albums thus far, Somethin' Serious in 1994, Still Serious in 1997, Hard to Hit in 1999, Keep it Playa in 2006, and Serious as Can Be in 2009. Still Serious was his highest-charting album, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 200.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Somethin' Serious (1994)
  • Still Serious (1997)
  • Hard to Hit (1999)
  • Nawlins Phats (2005)
  • Keep It Playa (2006)
  • Serious as Can Be (2009)
  • Ridah Music Vol.1 (The Invitation) (2009)
  • The Reintroduction (2010)
  • Bayou Classic - Love.Faith.Honor.Loyalty (2011)
  • Fast Boy Music (2013)
  • O.G. Big Mike (2017)

Collaborative albums

Mixtapes

  • Full Circle (2011)

References

  1. ^ "Big Mike - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links - AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Biography: Big Mike". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010. 
  3. ^ "Big Mike interview". dubcnn. Archived from the original on 5 August 2010. Retrieved 2010. 

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