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Meet Mike Chun

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Chun.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a musician (played the guitar and contra bass), so I was always around music while growing up. I was part of the school choir in both Jr. High and high school and I was also involved in school musicals. In college, I fell in love with the art of battle rapping which is how I got my hip-hop roots started. I started gaining recognition on campus for competing at a high level and eventually linked up with some local music producers which led me to my first studio session. Since then, I put out five studio albums and countless other random projects. I moved out to LA back in 2007 to pursue music, and have been doing it ever since. My sound is a blend of hip-hop, soul, and R&B. My greatest musical influences are Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, and Nas. I’m also a HUGE fan of 80’s Euro-pop.

Please tell us about your art.
I usually work hand in hand with a producer who provides me with the instrumental track. I craft up the words and melodies. For the most part, I wait on the music first before writing anything because I want the music to invoke the emotions that will lead to the words. My content stems from personal experiences, mostly regarding relationships. Or I should say broken relationships. But it’s also testimonial. I try not to leave my listeners in the dark. I know that people go through broken relationships all the time, but I want to provide a guiding light towards hope. A greater Love.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
The definition of success has changed for me over the years. In the beginning, it was about receiving recognition and glory through wealth and prosperity. However, success is now something that I gauge through the individuals I connect with after every performance. When someone approaches me after listening to my set and lets me know that the music moved them and spoke to them in a real way… those moments remind me why I do what I do.

I think self-awareness is the most important quality to have so that you can determine what brings you joy through the craft you are doing.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
They can see my work below:

My music is available on all platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, etc.)

Contact Info:

Image Credit:

Elizabeth Hernandez
John Yap

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