Hip-Hop Artist Mic Phelps Previews New Album, Upcoming Show

Mic Phelps, a.k.a, Miles Stewart, was born and raised in Pontiac, Mich., and has been releasing albums for almost 10 years. His lyricism is distinguished by contemplative takes on society and everyday life, delivered in a frenetic and emotional flow.

Local music fans might also remember him as part of the four emcee rap supergroup Cold Men Young. He’s been keeping busy lately with his work with the Motown Mic spoken word art programming and leading the soul-jazz fusion band, The Plug, providing piano and vocals to lead a full ensemble. He’ll be releasing even more new music in July, with an album called “Chief,” a collaboration three years in the making with emcee Ilajide of Clear Soul Forces. Phelps’ piano track “Dreaming About Arrows I Can’t Smell” plays under WDET’s interview, but you can find a brand new single from his new album streaming here.

Mic Phelps will be performing with his band, The Plug, this Sunday at the Motown Museum.

WDET’s Jeff Milo spoke with the local poet and musician about his lifelong inspirations, as well as his new album “The Great Adventures of Money Mic.”

Click the audio player above to hear Jeff Milo interview Mic Phelps.

Image credit: Doug Coombe

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Longtime music journalist Jeff Milo has been documenting the Detroit and Michigan scene for more than a decade. Each week, he shares a new music discovery from the Detroit-area music scene. 

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Longtime music journalist Jeff Milo has been documenting the Detroit and Michigan scene for 15 years, and began contributing to WDET’s Culture Shift in 2016, running down can’t-miss live shows featuring regional artists.

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