West Virginia native, North Carolina raised. Christian Rapper, Singer/Songwriter, Dancer, Musician, Director, Actor and Visionary; are just a few of the hats that he wears. Mike Teezy has been creating music for 10 years. In that time, he's released 7 albums, 3 EP's, and over 100 singles. August 2nd, 2019, Mike took the leap of faith to pursue music full-time. Since that leap, he’s really been on fire, impacting the Christian Hip-Hop and R&B culture through his music and videos. His latest album 'The Greenhouse Project,' debuted at #12 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel Charts. It currently has over 3 millions streams on Apple Music and Spotify alone. 'The Greenhouse Project' was key to a lot of the success Mike had in 2023. Putting on his own tour independently (The Greenhouse Tour). Then, later hitting the road as a part of the 17th Annual McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. Alongside some Gospel greats, Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, Bri Babineaux, DOE, Tim Bowman Jr., Anthony Brown & group therAPy, The Walls Group, and more. With more songs on the way, and no signs of slowing down; he’s definitely someone to be on the lookout for!
Recently featured in article, 'What is Trap Gospel?' on GRAMMY.com. Mike Teezy shares how his music is reaching the masses. Not just seasoned saints, but also to people outside of, or new to the faith. Gaining a listening audience that ranges from comedians like B. Simone, to actors, artist, influencers, and even NBA players. Mike Teezy loves to share his musical gift and rap artistry with the world. His desire is to compose songs that touch the heart, minister to the soul and causes a person to change. By sharing the love of God and his personal testimony of God’s miraculous working power, many people have found a renewed faith by the impact of his music.
Q: “Who inspires your style of music?“
A: “I would definitely have to say God (first of all), life in general, Kirk Franklin, Michael Jackson, Lecrae, Chris Brown, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Bellinger, Busta Rhymes; the list goes on!”
Influenced by a diverse group of artist, Mike Teezy has developed a sound that is all his own. He would describe hisself as a melting pot. Mike Teezy’s childhood passion was to dance; he would watch legends like Michael Jackson and James Brown for hours, and try to mimic their moves on the kitchen floor. Mike Teezy later found his love for drums and percussion instruments; and acquired the nickname “Drummer Boy” throughout grade school. He then discovered his gift of poetry and crafty way with words. In college, Mike Teezy was well known for his Christian values and dance skills; but one thing that didn’t line up with his values and beliefs, was the music that he listened and danced to. After his fall semester, Mike attended a Watch Night service at Greater Faith Ministries of Winston, pastored by his parents Pastor Michael and Dyan Tyree, where he rededicated his life to the Lord. That night, Mike Teezy made the decision to take a stand for Christ, one hundred percent. When he arrived back to his college he took out a loan to purchase a MacBook Pro and a USB Microphone, and started making his own music in the bathroom closet of his College apartment. Humble beginnings, but that was the start of his new assignment from God. Now, Mike Teezy has created quite a name for himself, acquiring thousands of fans around the world, through the popular multi-media: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Join him as he continues to spread the message of Jesus Christ, to the world, through the gift of music.