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With playlists as exclusive as A-list parties, its no wonder Big Mike hit the streets running and has quickly elevated to the pinnacle of the mixtape game. Describing his mixtapes as top to bottom the highest quality mixtapes money can buy, Big Mike has emerged as the top-selling mixtape DJ in the world.
The 24-year-old Connecticut native began DJing in 1994 and quickly became a national sensation, DJing at clubs, special events, and colleges from coast to coast. By 2001, however, Big Mike recognized that, with the mixtape scene exploding, his ability to recognize what the hip-hop community would embrace was an invaluable asset.
Big Mike was soon churning out more than fifty mixtapes annually and almost immediately began working on exclusive projects with hip-hops biggest stars including 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Damon Dash, and Mobb Deep. With mixtapes like G Units The Future is Now and Jadakiss highly-acclaimed The Champ is Here, established his industry dominance, sweeping the biggest prizes at the 2005 Justo Mixtape Awards as he captured Best Hip-Hop Mixtape DJ, Best Mixtape, and Best Duo. He has been lauded in the nations leading publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Source, and XXL and appeared as a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live.