Mike REAL is from Ferguson, Missouri. Influenced by hip-hop culture and a lover of rap music, he began writing raps in 2006. In 2013, Mike REAL featured on the performance hit “Sanctuary” with artist Flame. The following year, he was a feature artist on the compilation album titled, Jesus or Nothing. In 2015, Mike REAL released his first solo album with Clear Sight Music titled, Mind of Hollis, which included hits “Catch Fire,” and “100 Bandz.” In 2016, he collaborated with Flame on an EP titled, REVIVAL. Throughout the years he has performed in various cities in addition to being a part of SXSW and the Black Out Circuit and For the People tours.