Mike Check was given the opportunity to pursue a major deal with Hip Hop veteran Peter Gunz but chose to go the independent route. A year after there meeting Mike Check released his independent debut EP, Stars, Dreams, & Elbow Grease to a wall to wall crowd at New York City’s Sullivan Hall.
Peter Gunz introduced Mike Check to a full house saying, “I’ve been his biggest fan since I’ve seen him perform in a showcase of twenty rappers.” Mike Check took to the stage dressed in a gold sleeved letterman jacket and pantent leather construction boots, with a full live band behind him. Mike Check said “Long island is in the building. This is a celebration of anyone that believes in what I’m doing. Sometimes you have to be a beast at what your doing.”
Mike Check’s s a rocker on stage. He displays a variety of wordplay across the tracks. Mike took the time to introduce producers and collaborators on his album bringing them on stage to tell the story behind getting the song done.
“Bandwagon Bitches” has a catchy call and response. “Before I let go” sounds like a John Legend assisted track. Mick Check closed the show with a party record! He remixed Biggies ‘Juicy’ with a verse of his own as an encore performance .