3TM Year In Review: Independent 3threat of 2009 – Mike Streezy

Mike Streezy is not a rapper. Mike Streezy is a true Hip Hop scholar and an inspiration to all aspiring artists within the urban music industry. Whilst he did not achieve platinum record sales or superstar collaborations in 2009, the unconventional Arkansas MC gained nothing but respect and admiration from his peers on both a local and international level for his indestructable work ethic and unwillingness to conform to industry norms.

Following the release of his latest studio album Pleasure & Pain in Summer 2009, which really could be considered more an anthology of universal truths than a mere release, Streezy cemented his reputation as a storyteller and a diverse lyricist. The album provided a valuable lesson in resourcefulness and self-reliance for any independent artist.

Streezy’s remarkable progression as an artist throughout this year is a tribute to his incredibly hard-working nature and also his willingness to expand and perfect his skills. His latest mixtape also provided a number of talented Arkansas artists a platform to showcase their work and sent a much-needed signal of unity, which sadly the game seems to largely be lacking today.

Mike Streezy has had a phenomenal year and shown more improvement and artistic development than any other artist I have worked with this year. His ambition, creativity and drive know no boundaries and I for one am incredibly proud of his progression throughout 2009. Expect nothing short of great things for this man in 2010, as he will surely deliver.



  1. The mixtape, United We Stand, is a certified speaker tearer upper. YA’ll will figure that out at some point. Besides the author, Mike has to be one of the hardest most consistent hustlers in the game right now. His passion for lyricism pours out through his vocals and his verses flow my like scripture for the hip hop purist who miss intelligent dialogue from our rappers. Mike is coming on strong. Period. Now i’m going for better speakers. 5000

  2. lmao @ D! Thank you both! Ive got so much more coming in the very near future starting with my new social networking site http://www.mikestreezy.ning.com ! Watch out for new mixtapes and blogs on a regular basis! thanks for the recognition! It means a lot to someone out here hustlin and not makin ends yet!

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