Mic Crenshaw

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Mic Crenshaw

Performing his hit “Superheroes” on February 7 and a brand new tune called “Earth Bound” on March 6

Born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national and international stage.

As a teen in the late 80’s, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities. Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR.

In Portland, he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest. Beginning in ’94, Crenshaw was the front man for the beloved Portland live Hip Hop band, Hungry Mob.

In 2001, Crenshaw won The Portland Poetry Slam Championship and went on to finish as a national finalist.

In 2009, Mic released his debut solo CD, “Thinking Out Loud”, which spent 10 weeks in the top 10 on College Music Journal’s (CMJ) National Radio Hip Hop Charts, peaking at number 4. Crenshaw’s 2nd solo release, “Under The Sun,” was released in the winter of 2010. Single Yeah peaked at #2 on CMJs Hip Hop Charts. Crenshaw is currently recording music for his 3rd solo album.

For Sunday Soul on February 7, Mic will be performing a solo version of his hit tune, “Superheroes,” which peaked at #2 on Rapattacklives.com singles chart. On March 6, he will debut live a brand new tune called “Earth Bound.”