The great Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Hip-hop artist The Real Mikey D possesses a one-of-a-kind and incredible life journey, which he will share in an upcoming documentary. 


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Born and raised in Laurelton, Queens, Michael Deering, more popularly known as Mikey D, is one of the pillars of New York’s hip-hop scene. 

When he was only starting his music career, he was the youngest member of The Clientele Brothers. With the help and guidance of Eddie Ojay and Will Seville, two of the greatest emcees in the area, the young rapper developed his unique style and flow, which combines the techniques of both mentors. On top of that, Mikey D also took inspiration from pioneer rappers Grandmaster Caz and Kool Moe Dee. 

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Not long after, the talented artist rose to the top of the industry. First, he went from participating in park battles to making records with Johnnie Quest and Paul C. Then, in 1988, the skillful lyricist bagged the championship for the New Music Seminar Battle For World Supremacy. 

He also became a member of the east coast hip-hop group Main Source. All of these accomplishments helped him gain the distinctions of Park Jam legend and one of the unsung heroes of New York hip-hop.

Aside from having a noteworthy career in music, Mikey D is also the founder and CEO of the awe-inspiring venture Pass The Torch Distribution. Despite achieving a great deal of success throughout his career, the outstanding individual knows he has more to offer, which is his inspiring story. 

Currently, he is working on the documentary series The Real Mikey D History (His-story). The show chronicles the celebrated musician’s incredible journey through hip-hop, from his humble beginnings to achieving legendary status. It also features an impressive lineup of special guests from the world of hip-hop. 

What makes the fascinating show stand out is its commitment to the community. Not only does it focus on Mikey D’s story as an individual, but it also highlights how fellow hip-hop stars have influenced him and his career path. 

The self-produced documentary is guaranteed to show a raw and realistic look at Mikey D’s life and career. The rapper feels that his fantastic story has remained unknown for a very long time, and it is time for the public to get to know the real him and recognize his talent and musical prowess. 

By sharing his experiences, he hopes to shed some light on the struggles and hardships hip-hop artists have to go through to achieve success. He also wishes that his story will help inspire people, especially the youth, to pursue their passion and to never give up on their dreams. 

Fans and hip-hop enthusiasts should be on the lookout for the release of this eye-opening and inspiring series. It is set to appear on various platforms, including YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, and the Who?Mag Multimedia App.

To learn more about The Real Mikey D, visit his official website and Instagram account.

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