MIKE is an 18-year-old rapper from the Bronx, New York. Emerging from a new wave of underground hip-hop in the city, MIKE couples hazy, sample-heavy beats with raw and guttural bars full of personal vignettes, slice-of-life observation and frank home-truths about depression, being broke and growing up as a young black man in NY. After a string of low-key releases including the acclaimed ‘May God Bless Your Hustle’, which brought much praise from the likes of Pitchfork, FADER and the New Yorker, MIKE’s latest offering – and debut for House Anxiety / Marathon Artists – ‘BY THE WATER’ simultaneously distinguishes him as a talented beatsmith whist aligning him with some of the genres’ crate-digging greats – MF DOOM, Madlib and J Dilla.