budd, hip-hop and yoga
Self proclaimed “Fittest Rapper in the Game”, Mikey Budd is better known for blending a healthy lifestyle into tasteful yet edgy raps. Born and raised in New Jersey, he began writing lyrics and performing at an early age but claims it wasn’t until he started teaching yoga that he really found his voice as an artist. His lyrical influences come from a variety of mindful rappers including Common, Nas and Lauryn Hill while including philosophies of Yoga and Buddhism. Expanding on mindfulness is something mikeY wants to spread to his audience while promoting kindness, love, and awareness. He began teaching Yoga, playing popular rap songs and instrumental beats in his classes, in order to bring a different approach to the practice. On the other side, Budd raps about health and fitness in order to bring a different approach to Hip-Hop.
"I was an angrY kid growing up and still have a long waY to go. But if I could spit some rhYmes to help people to chill, live healthier lives, become more conscious and love a little more, that'd be enough for me."