IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
SPECK MIKE: I was born in Buffalo, NY but I spent most of my life in El Paso, TX. Now I live on the island of Oahu.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
SPECK MIKE: In 3rd grade I started taking orchestra classes; playing several instruments such as the piano and cello. I was never able to read the notes, but I could hear the music and was able to play it really well. My mom saw this and encouraged me to pursue music. Around age 10 I started writing my own lyrics and never looked back. It’s really fun! I was so fascinated by the way lyricists would put words together and had to try it for myself. It wasn’t too long before it became my heart.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
SPECK MIKE: I believe music can help heal a lot of problems if treated right. Music is life. I’m able to see colors while listening to a great art piece. I would just like to master painting the right picture.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
SPECK MIKE: My songs are about real life situations i.e. I was dating a girl who I thought might spend the rest of her life with me. I have a great song that describes the whole situation called “No Good”. Some people say it’s their favorite song of mine.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
SPECK MIKE: I believe my sound speaks to anyone who enjoys a great listen. I try my best to relate to every age group.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
SPECK MIKE: Some of my major influences are Michael Jackson, Notorious BIG, Mos Def, Phil Collins, Kanye West, and Linkin Park. These artist really helped shape who I am today.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
SPECK MIKE: My music has a lot of substance and energy. I couldn’t see myself talking about drugs, money and hoes on every track. I mean I understand we gotta have fun sometimes, but it can be redundant. So even if I do make a song like that, I like to add a little balance to it.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
SPECK MIKE: I’m able to write, record, perform, mix tracks, edit photos / videos, and more. I bring a great amount of energy while performing, I love interacting and sharing great vibes with the audience; it’s my release. I also love working with other artist that share the same passion for music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
SPECK MIKE: At the moment I’m working on a new project / mixtape entitled POW MIA. I can’t wait for people to hear it. I’m very excited, and I’ve been working extremely hard on it. I also have plenty new music videos in the works.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
SPECK MIKE: Staying in this industry as long as I possibly can while touring, creating great music, and staying consistence are very huge goals of mine. In 10 years, I see myself and others opening several art institutions globally. My main goal is to take great care of my family and become better in every aspect of life.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
SPECK MIKE: Shout out to everybody supporting! You can contact me at
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