Mike Ladd
Mike Ladd
Label: Definitive Jux
Genre: Hip Hop / Experimental / Rock
Online: Artist Website


With albums such as Welcome to the Afterfuture, Negrophilia, Nostalgialator, and through his Infesticons/ Majesticons project, Mike Ladd makes unclassifiable music in the best possible sense—rock, soul, spoken-word, blues, punk, psychedelia all housed in a hip-hop shell and hatched through Mike’s peculiar production techniques and vivid lyrics. To many, he’s black music’s Beck.

Mike’s delivery, which runs the gamut from the sweet world-weariness of an old bluesman to the righteous bark of a Last Poet, is one of the most evocative in music.