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Mickey Avalon

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Mickey Avalon (real name Yeshe Perl) is a rap artist from Hollywood, California. His debut self-titled solo album was released Nov. 7, 2006 on Interscope/Shoot to Kill Records in association with MySpace Records. Avalon blends dark, lewd, and crizzled lyrical hooks with hip-hop beats.

Frequent topics of Avalon’s songs are his experiences with substance abuse and prostitution. His family upbringing was tumultuous and both he and his parents were involved with drugs. Avalon’s paternal grandparents are Holocaust survivors; both endured lasting injuries from their imprisonment at Auschwitz.

Avalon is friends with Antonio, who encouraged Avalon to write lyrics and perform when Mickey was broke and living on Anton’s sofa. Avalon soon gained a following in the Los Angeles nightclub scene. He has since enjoyed a surge in popularity partly due to promotion of his music on the MySpace website.

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Avalon appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Friday the February 23, 2007.

He appeared in an episode of The Simple Life where he auditioned to perform the song “Friends and Lovers” at a lesbian wedding.

Avalon’s sexually-themed song “Jane Fonda” was featured in HBO’s Entourage.

Avalon appeared on Steven’s Untitled Rock Show on Wednesday the April 3, 2007

Avalon replaced Gnarls Barkley as the opening act for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on March 12, 2007 in Oklahoma City. At that show John Frusciante joined Avalon onstage and criticized the audience for their poor reception and “booing” of Avalon.

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