Friday, November 19, 2010

Mickey Avalon - Emo's - November 19, 2010

From the "servicing" department... Mickey Avalon @ Emo's tonight, Nov 19th.

More info:

Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl on December 3, 1975) is an American rapper 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. Frequent topics of Avalon's songs are his experiences with substance abuse and prostitution.

Avalon's family upbringing was tumultuous; his mother sold marijuana for a living, which Avalon began doing as well, and his father was a heroin addict.[1] In his late teens, he converted to Orthodox Judaism.[2] By his early 20s, Avalon had married, had a daughter, and moved to Portland, Oregon.[3]

Upon moving to Los Angeles, he was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon Rex who encouraged Avalon to rap and collaborated with him. The two began passing out demos to Hollywood clubs and soon developed a following among fans of the Santa Cruz nightclub scene. Mickey also attended college at Webster University in St. Louis, MO for a brief time before he signed with Interscope Records. Avalon is a member of the legendary Los Angeles-based graffiti crew CBS (Can't Be Stopped / City Bomb Squad)

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