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Mike Wallz: A Fusion of Sporting Grit and Musical Soul

by Black Vine

Hailing from the vibrant enclave of Silver Spring, Maryland, Mike Wallz embodies a unique blend of athletic prowess and musical finesse that has carried him through an inspiring journey of self-discovery. His upbringing, shaped by a father deeply entrenched in sports and a mother immersed in the world of performance art, laid the foundation for a life that would straddle the realms of sports and music.

A Childhood of Duality

Mike’s early years were a testament to the harmonious coexistence of two worlds. His father’s athletic achievements were a beacon of inspiration, imparting values of discipline and teamwork that would stay with him throughout his life. Simultaneously, his mother’s artistic pursuits in dance exposed him to the enchanting realm of melodies and rhythms.

The Pendulum Swings

Intriguingly, Mike’s journey swung like a pendulum between sports and music. His innate musical talents were nurtured during his school days, while his athletic prowess led him to clinch a Division One football scholarship at Penn State. It was during this pivotal phase that his focus shifted towards sports, temporarily leaving behind his musical aspirations.

The Rise of a Musical Phenom

Despite dedicating himself to football, Mike’s passion for music continued to smolder. Leveraging his growing popularity as a student-athlete, he embarked on a music career that saw him rise to prominence between 2009 and 2012. Sharing stages with luminaries like Mac Miller and Big Sean, Mike Wallz became a sensation among college crowds.

A Kanye West-Esque Turning Point

One unforgettable moment that etched the love for music deep within Mike was his inaugural show, which happened to be for Kanye West’s “Glow in the Dark Tour” alongside NERD and Rihanna. This experience remained etched in his memory, constantly reigniting his musical aspirations.

Navigating the Industry Maze

Post-college life presented Mike with the stark realities of adulthood and the challenges of navigating the complex music industry. Despite encountering setbacks, his passion for music remained unwavering.

The Transition to Entrepreneurship

During his time in the vibrant cultural hub of Los Angeles, Mike delved into the digital media field and achieved success as an entrepreneur. Collaborating with 1500 or Nothin’, he delved into the music business from a behind-the-scenes perspective, adding a fresh layer to his multifaceted journey.

On the Road with Icons

Another exciting twist in Mike’s journey was joining Jay-Z on the “4:44 Tour,” a milestone that paved the way for touring alongside Nicki Minaj. These experiences further deepened his connection to music.

A New Song and an Executive MBA

Recently, Mike unveiled a new track titled “Kin,” ft. Cardigan. Accompanied by an evocative video, he has plans for a merchandise collection and is eager to promote the song during the holiday season. In addition to his music endeavors, Mike graduated with an executive MBA from Penn State, offering him a holistic executive perspective to manage his music career.

Pioneering Independent Music

Mike’s vision for the future revolves around consistently releasing music anchored in campaigns, championing the idea that independent music business is not only attainable but thriving. In working the music industry both on the artist side and the business side, he has a company called Free Life Entertainment.

Mike Wallz and Cardigan

Acknowledging the Support System

Mike Wallz humbly acknowledges the pivotal role played by his support system. From his manager, Alex Storm, to his life partner and business collaborator, Selena Watkins, and his talented collaborators like Video Director, Cami on the Cam  and Music Producer, Lightfoot, Mike’s journey underscores the power of synergy and community.

Mike Wallz’s odyssey is a testament to the limitless horizons one can reach when they embrace their passions with unwavering determination. From the football field to the music stage and the world of entrepreneurship, Mike continues to redefine boundaries. As he steers towards a future teeming with success in independent music, there’s no doubt that Mike Wallz is a name poised to reshape the musical landscape, infusing it with the spirit of tenacity and creativity.

Follow Mike Wallz:

Instagram    TIKTOK     Youtube     Linktree     Spotify

“KIN” – Mike Wallz ft. Cardigan 

Spotify    Apple Music    Music Video    KIN Merch

Follow Cardigan 

Instagram    Group 3BLACKKIDS    Linktree

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