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Interview with Chicago Based Artist Mike Notez

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Michael A. Mooyin, known as an emotive R&B singer and songwriter Mike Notez, was born in Virginia and raised in Chicago, IL. Originally used as a ploy to charm women, Notez began to have fun with his singing voice eventually seeing his potential as an R&B luminary. Characterized by his moving vocal performance and unconventional song structure, Notez established his career as a singer and songwriter.

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In 2015, Notez sent forth his first effort–a collaboration with Chicago native, Dotarachi entitled “SVA (Spending Valentine’s Day Alone)”. Two years later, the singer secures his spot on a romantic single “Lights, Camera, Action” with veteran Chicago hip hop artist, Twista, and rapper, Vo.

Well-received by locals, the single positioned Notez for the 2018 release of this debut project ​Black Heart. The amorous body of work featured sultry tracks like “Alright” and “Secret” solidifying Notez as an artist of fervor and soul.

As he prepares to take his career to the next level, the Virginia-born vocalist inks his first record deal with Ballaholik Entertainment, an independent label based in Chicago with a studio in Las Vegas.

How did you come by your stage name?

I was in the studio with a couple of friends singing very well n they called me (Mike Notez) that as a joke but I end up liking the name so I ran with it.

When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?

I discovered my love for my craft watching Usher and Chris Brown videos when they first came out I’d sing along n try to do some of the dance moves. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in it when I was in high school An girls would stop me at lunch or in the halls asking me to sing for them then I’d go home to my family trying to pay me to dance and sing for them.

To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?

I’d say I’m a blend of Chris Brown, August Alsina, and the weekend.

On your upcoming project, how did you come up with the concept?

My producer, named Munnie773, actually came up with the concept and presented it to me. We had worked together on an earlier project so he knew my style.

I am proud of the single “Leave Wit U” it was great to make and I think that unlike a lot of R&B today, both girls and guys can relate to it.

What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?

My greatest challenge is myself because I doubt myself at times My greatest attribute is my son and thought of living comfortably for the rest of my life.

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?

I know I have exceptional talent and range as a performer and we are only seeing the beginning of what I can do. Every day I learn and grow my craft and try things outside of my comfort level. Soon the world will know how good I am.

What are your plans for the near future?

In the near future, I wanna give back to some of my fans. With my first royalty check from “Leave Wit U” I plan on donating most to kids for this holiday season.

Traveling lots of traveling in the near future. I am headed to Las Vegas for some studio time and then LA for the radio interviews.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?

First off I wanna thank god, my family, for my label Ballaholik Entertainment, and all my fans who helped me get this far

How can fans find you?

I am only Instagram a lot @darealmikenotez or my bio at http://ballaholikmusic.com/mike-notez/. I can also be found easily on most streaming platforms.

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?

My suggestion is if you believe that you got what it takes, find your hustle and invest in yourself a consistently drop music regardless of what anyone says because you never know who could see you Or already be watching.


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