Originally known as Microphone Mike, Myka 9 is recognized as one of the most stylistically advanced rappers in the 90's. His first real break was in the 1980's when he received the opportunity to be a lyrical ghost writer on NWA's first compilation, titled NWA and The Posse. He then had the opportunity to collaborate with major acts such as The Wailers, Carmen Carter, The Last Poets, and co-founded the legendary hip-hop group, Freestyle Fellowship. Today, Myka champions his often-imitated, never-duplicated lyrical style around the world. He is known for his rapid-fire, jazz-influenced, melodic rapping, and often incorporates singing and occasional scatting into his songs. Myka has said of his style, "My rhymes take the direction of a jazz trumpet or sax solo, like Miles or Trane, if I was to rhyme in the same meter as those notes...that's my concept."
Myka 9 has a powerful & charismatic stage presence, and has performed with under-current and mainstream artists & venues around the world. Myka amazes audiences from headlining shows at El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles), Marytime Hall (San Francisco), Wiltern Theatre (Los Angeles - Jurassic Five with Talib Kweli), Cypress Hill Smoke Out Festival, Rock The Bells Festival with Gorilla Union and the list goes on. He also has appeared live with Macy Gray, Wyclef Jean & Eryka Badu, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Goodie Mob, D'angelo, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and more.
In 2019, he teamed up with Adriatic for the album called In Motion, via Automatic Records. The album, which features Abstract Rude and Julian Finch is available now on all streaming sites and major online music stores.