"Life's Work" was 3 years in the making before ST/MIC decided it should just be a snapshot of what was really going on in his life at the time. It's a combination of all the moods and feelings associated with that time period. There are a lot of retrospective moments as well. Some mellow vibes and also some darker, more powerful and driven tracks. Although ST/MIC did a good deal of the production on the record, it would have never manifested into what it's become without all of the great artists involved. "Life's Work" features production by The Unknown, DJ Ragz and Mudd. Featured guests include The Unknown, Jazz Addixx (DJ Ragz and Mudd), Dutchmassive, TAMU, Distruck, Primo The Cinematic and Flaco.
1. Life's Intro
3. Dedicate to Elevate MP3 feat. DJ Ragz
4. Love Was Complicated Yesterday feat. Dutchmassive & Jazz Addixx
5. BeatBoxBoogie One (MUDD & ST/MiC on the beatbox)
6. Fresh 2 Def
7. Life feat. Jazz Addixx, Primo The Cinematic & Flaco
8. Never Faded
9. BeatBoxBoogie 2 (MUDD & ST/MiC on the beatbox)
10. War Of Art
11. Verbal Mastery feat. The Unknown
12. Gallery Interlude
13. Truth Lies feat. Distruck & TAMU
14. Love Is Complicated Tomorrow MP3 feat. Dutchmassive, The Unknown & DJ Ragz
15. Closing Scene
Born in New York in the 1970's, ST/MiC grew up in a small suburb about 30 miles from Washington DC. At the tender age of 6 he made his first mix tape, which consisted of beating random objects around the room whilst his brother blew obscene notes on a saxophone. At 9 he taught himself to play the bass, followed by guitar at 11 and drums at 14.
Playing in a few moderately successful bands through high school his attention soon shifted to turntables, frequently sitting in on studio sessions with acclaimed house/techno producer Holmes Ives. It was here ST/MiC learned the essence of sampling, sequencing and production. His mid to late 90's were spent traveling up and down the east coast of the US, under the name St. Michael, playing a mixture of turntablism style hip hop and jungle/drum and bass, gaining a solid following in cities, such as Baltimore, York Pa., Washington DC and Fredericksburg Va.Over the years, realizing how much studio time costs, he taught himself the fundamentals of engineering, mixing and mastering audio. Now with 12+ years of experience in the studio he focuses on helping other artists make quality music
Words From the HERO: I met Mike thru my Good Friends, Label mates and ultimately Brothers the JAZZ ADDIXX (Dj RAGS and MUDD) and found out we had alot in common, St Mic is a Really Humble peaceful cat whose feet are planted in the west and his heart n soul are on a higher level with a more eastern philosophy. Mike is more than a great Recording artist, or Producer/ engineer. Dude is a great father and great husband. I know thats a little off topic. but strait up I feel more than compelled to congradulate such positive energy. You will definatly fall in love after you get a dose of his Life's WORK...my fav album cut is FLY! dont forget that you will Find The Hobbyshophero DUTCHMASSIVE! on this album not 1nce, but TWICE! =)
but before I bounce on out, I want to thank DJ FISHER for releasing all this good music!