Mike Control

Members of Mike Control: Grey Ghost (2), Jonny Bro (2)

Discography of Mike Control:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Naturals / Brooklyn Ill Spitters 6 Audio 2001 Bang The Drum Records
2 Rhyme For Rhyme 2 Audio 2000 Not On Label
3 The Introduction Ep 7 Audio 2001 Bang The Drum Records
4 Mike Control 2 Audio 2000 Bang The Drum Records

Mike Control hails from Brooklyn, New York City, and consists of two rap geniuses, John and Maurice who met at James Madison High School back in 1988. During that time, rap groups like Run DMC and The Beastie Boys had blazed a trail for others to follow. John wanted to walk that trail and under the name John Bro, started a solo rap career that did not go where he wanted it to go. The year 1994 saw the start of a plan B as John got his old buddy, Maurice and another neighborhood friend Jeremy to form a rap group called Firm Grip. Popularity in the neighborhood did not translate to any success as egos got in the way and only one single was made. The band split apart and while John and Maurice remained friends, rap was the furthest thing from their minds.

While, not a rapper, Maurice became Grey Ghost and distributed DJ mix tapes to friends. It was in this capacity that he found Mike "The Oscillator" and they began experimenting with sounds and loops and eventually came up the beats for Mics I Grab. Sensing the need for vocals to add to the track, Grey Ghost brought back Jon Bro, who only agreed to take part in the effort if Grey Ghost rapped with him, and Mike Control was born. Together the group came out with the their first independent single in the summer of 1999 and soon Mike Control was hitting clubs, selling CDs and making a big name for themselves.

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