From the urban south of Atlanta, alternative hip-hop artist and songwriter MYK-O (@mykothagoverner) is emerging as a storyteller and lyricist as he debut of his first solo album “The Life Before”. The album will serve as the first of a trilogy project, and documents his adolescence, which was met with challenges and resistance before change, growth, and success came. Not only does the album document MYK-O's life during the struggle, it highlights recurring emotions in the constant battle for equality. Mastered by platinum producer Rodney Mills, the album has a classic feel but not without the edge of down south. “The Life Before” has released today, October 21, and is available for order Here: Also out today, MYK-O's breakout music video "Black Diamond" which pulls at the heart strings with moving images and powerful lyrics that speak to the harsh realities of Black America.
MYK-O also has a nonprofit organization 501c3, proceeds from album sales and merchandise sales will benefit the lives of young children and youth in impoverished and at risk neighborhoods by providing them art and music therapy. If you would like to make a custom donation just click the donate button in the links provided, all donations are tax deductible. To listen to MYK-O’s music, make a donation or to follow him on social media, please visit the following links: