After releasing his debut Monster on OutKast’s Aquemini label and briefly playing a key role in Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon label, Mike struck out on his own in 2004 by establishing his own label and roster of new artists. With no distribution, Grind Time had several successful underground mixtape releases, including I Pledge Allegience To The Grind and The Killer.
Allegience To The Grind II, which will feature appearances from 8 Ball
& MJG, UGK, Trae and others. The first single from the album is
expected to surface in December, and the album will be released in
early 2008. Other 2008 releases from the Grind Time family are
expected, including the debut from Little Rock, AR rapper SL Jones.
After years of label uncertainty, Mike had this to say about the new
partnership: “If you work hard and grind hard, it will pay off in the
end! I was a worker, now I’m a boss!”