Michael E. J. Tyree, better known as Mike Teezy, is an upcoming, gospel artist on the scene who is making a tremendous impact upon the body of Christ. Both young and old alike, all around the world, admire and appreciate his unique flow, compassion for the people, and his lyrics that push the envelope of Gospel music, as we know it.
Rapper, singer/songwriter, musician, dancer, director, and visionary; Mike Teezy was born a Charleston, West Virginia native. Birthed into a musically inclined family, Mike Teezy was destined to discover his gifts and talents. Although his gifts weren’t revealed right away, he knew that God had a plan and a purpose for his life. In search of his destiny, Mike Teezy wrote his very first song entitled “Show Me Your Way,” which is featured on his debut album, Child of God.
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, Busta Rhymes; the list goes on!”
Influenced by a diverse group of artist, Mike Teezy has developed a style that is all his own. 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 Teezy attended a Watch Night service at Faith Christian Outreach Center, 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.