Michael (born January 25), known professionally as Michael Maverick, is a Mexican-American rapper, songwriter, investor, entrepreneur, fitness athlete, record producer, beat maker and actor, born and raised in a heavily Chicano populated neighborhood named National City (greater area San Diego), California. He first garnered recognition for his extended play, "The Dark Beer EP" (2015). He later rose to prominence as a rapper, appearing on several Coast2Coast mixtapes before setting up his own label, Maverick Music Records. Michael has an upcoming album that is due to be released in summer 2016.
Michael Maverick's success really spawned after the single, "I'm His Panic" (2015), which had strong appreciation from the Chicano community in the west coast. His first studio album, "Alter Ego" (2012), debuted as a one of the highest rated albums from an independent Latin lyricist. It was critically acclaimed since Michael Maverick paid out of pocket to make the album happen. His most fan-loved single, "Fa Real" (2015) is one of the most downloaded songs as Michael Maverick delivered an alternative underground flow with a conscious message. His most successful single to date is, "All I Do Is Work" (2012) which is one of his earliest songs that he first recorded. All his music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Michael broke into the film industry in his role as a cholo in the film, "Victory" (2015). He continued his acting ambitions with another key role as a drug dealer in the short film, "WHAT?! The Movie" (2016). Michael is set up to appear in more films and in fitness athletic related endeavours. Michael also served two years as a host and DJ on KCR radio where he debuted his "Thirsty Thursday" show consisting of Top 40, Latin, and EDM music.
He is the founder and CEO of an environmentally conscious business called, MG Lignum, LLC where he offers people an alternative to sunglasses and phone cases that use plastic by providing fashionable accessories made primarily out of bamboo. Michael believes too much plastic gets into our oceans, pollutes our ecosystems and environment. More information can be found on MGLignum.com.
As a beat maker, he releases beat albums on iTunes as well as EDM records. He makes his own beats and mixes his own projects. This is a feat that only a few have been able to do. As such, he is an instrumental and producing power house that is only rivaled by the big players in the industry.
Michael grew up from humble beginnings in a city that is nick named, "Nasty City" (National City). This name was given to this city because of its high crime rate, gang activity, and drug related arrests. Even though Michael was faced with a tough environment, he found an outlet with music by teaching himself how to play the drums, guitar, bass and piano. He learned how to play many songs with these instruments which later he transferred into beat making and then, ultimately, harnessing the talent of being a recording artist.