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DJ Magic Mike

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Michael Hampton, aka DJ Magic Mike, is a Miami Bass/Hip-Hop producer and scratch DJ often credited with being one of the first major turntablists. (He should not be confused with the Los Angeles area D.J. who went by Magic Mike and hosted his own show on KJLH.)

The native of Orlando Florida first made his mark during a brief stay in Miami, becoming greatly inspired by 2 Live Crew’s DJ/producer Mr. Mixx. There at a rap music seminar, he met up with Suntown Records producer/rapper Rod Whitehead, an active producer who’s home studio was ground zero for many aspiring Hip-Hop/Bass acts. Rod and Mike teamed up long enough to produce the song “Get Up On This” in 1987 for Suntown, but Mike refused to sign a deal with the label’s owner, Edward Meriwether. Leaving the label and Rod behind meant the song would be left on the shelf indefinitly.

Mike was then heard scratching on the radio by Beatmaster Clay D, a Miami Bass producer working closely with rappers MC Cool Rock and MC Chaszey Chess and Rock Force Records. Clay D hired Mike to be the scratch DJ for the act, and as a result, stepped up to the plate as co-producer for many of the group’s songs, including the 1987 hit “Creep Dog”. Rock Force Records was acquired by Vision Records shortly after, moving Mike and Clay to a new label.

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