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Here it is - the brand new Mike Bars merch, inspired by Mike's brand new music video, Up To No Good! Mike designed the merch himself - be sure to check it out while it's on sale for a limited time. If you want to get yours in time for Christmas, be sure to order before December 14th!
It's been 3 years since Mike Bars released his successful YouTube video, "There Will Be Blood" with SwizZz, (which has since accumulated a cult following of “Barheads”, and over 2.5 million views) - but after much anticipation, the mostly reclusive Portland rapper/producer is back on the scene. In his brand new single, "Up To No Good”, off of his upcoming EP, Desperate Measures, Mike brings former Funk Volume artist Jarren Benton along for the ride. Mike not only produced the song, but also directed and edited the video, alongside Portland filmmaker, Cypress Jones, on a budget of 40 dollars.
After being postponed numerous times - it's finally here! Mike Bars brand new music video with Jarren Benton drops at 9AM tomorrow!
It's been 3 years since Mike Bars released his YouTube smash, "There Will Be Blood", which has since accumulated over 2.5 million views, but this November, Mike is back with a vengeance. In his brand new self-produced single, "Up To No Good" off of his upcoming EP, Desperate Measures, Mike brings ex-Funk Volume artist Jarren Benton along for the ride.
On October 28th, Mike Bars will be performing for the first time in nearly two years - this time with a live band to back him up. The talented PDX duo Ellis Pink will be taking the stage alongside Mike with live drums and keys. Headlining the night is Tupac's group The Outlawz, who performed with Pac on classic Hip Hop songs such as "Hit Em Up" and many of the late rapper's albums.
The fun takes place at Club 360 in Longview, WA. Doors open at 9pm, tickets are $20.
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After a string of impressive shows sharing the stage with the likes of T-Pain, Hopsin, Twista, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Bas, Dizzy Wright, Ab Soul and Academy Award winning hip hop group, Three 6 Mafia, Mike Bars is gearing up to start booking live performances for the first time in 2 years to celebrate the release of his upcoming EP, Desperate Measures. This time, Mike decided to up the ante by calling on the impressive Portland drummer/keyboardist duo, Ellis Pink, to back him on stage with live instrumentation. Stay tuned for tour dates and performances near you!
Promoters can book Mike Bars with Ellis Pink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Bars has announced via social media that not only will Jarren Benton have a guest verse on Desperate Measures, but he will also be making an appearance in the official music video as well! The video is expected to be released before the EP is released.
In the 3 years since the release of Mike Bars' debut mixtape, "16 Bars", Mike has been hard at work.
Delving deeper into production and honing his sound, Mike has since announced an array of new projects in the works, including his debut album, "Trapped In The 90s", and even a Treehouse Gang EP. A known perfectionist, Mike has not yet allowed one of these projects to see the light of day.
But just recently, that all changed. Yesterday, Mike announced on social media that within the next two months, he will be break his 3 years hiatus from the rap game by releasing a 5 song EP entitled, "Desperate Measures".
As Mike gears up to release his brand new EP, Desperate Measures, we thought we would give our Barheads a brand new website to go along with it. Welcome to the new and improved MikeBars.Com! Check back in for the latest updates, merch, videos and music. And don't forget to tell your friends!