Michael Barber, Indiana’s #1 selling hip hop artist. I bet you just LOL at the post title & thought Indiana ? – Rapper ?, come on.
Well, let me tell you, I have lived in Indiana, California both North & South and New Jersey both North and South.
Indiana can certainly compete ..
and even surpasses East coast & West coast in music and many other categories. Indiana has a multitude of talented musicians in all genres. For one, Indiana schools have tremendous music programs from elementary level to the Universities. Indiana is also the home to Sweetwater Sound.
But enough of Indiana. Let me give you the dish on Michael Barber.
On January 19, 2020 Michael Barber released a new single – Illuminati Sky (Explicit) which we have featured throughout our network.
But there is so much more to his story ….
According to his biography …
Michael Barber is a musician, rapper, hip hop producer, A&R, and entrepreneur. As mentioned above, Michael is the number #1 selling hip hop artist from the state of Indiana. Barber is best known for being the last artist to sign to the infamous Death Row Records.
Michael started rapping as a member of the rap group, Rhyme Related. He was also the frontman for the Runk Band (Runk = Punk + Rap) Illuminati Sky.
Illuminati Sky released the single, Take Your Time and the B Side, Run Thru the Streets, via Interscope Digital. It was certified gold in 2014.
Barber is best known …
for the song Sofa Bed and it’s two remixes, Another Sofa Bed, and Sofa Bed 502 Remix, all with Nappy Roots. The song, Sofa Bed, was on the Death Row Records released, Audio Stepchild album. Another Sofa Bed was on the Nappy Roots project, Sh*t’s Beautiful, and the the final version, Sofa Bed the 502 remix featuring JR Jackson was the the album with Johnny Depp titled, The Hookah Lounge.
After Barber’s album was locked into the bankruptcy with Death Row Records, Barber took a hiatus from music. He returned in 2016 with a joint album with Indiana rapper, Matty Moe. The lead single, Moon Rocks, charted on Itunes.
Shortly after Barber released an album titled Sand Dollars as a free download, and said it songs recorded while on Death Row that didn’t make the album.
With all that being said … you can probably see, or should I say hear, why Michael Barber is Indiana’s #1 selling hip hop artist.