Slay the Mic University is a prestigious Ivy League that highlights the brightest Hip-hop and RnB artists and Producers from the NC area. The Dean’s list recognizes those for their achievements in the studio or behind the mic during a semester. 

 Congratulations to the 2020 Slay the Mic University

Dean’s List recipients: 

Z
Born August 30th 1999, Zaria has always marched to the beat of her own drum. She was an avid basketball player from a young age, but always had an interest in music. Her passion for music firmly solidified as a teenager when she taught herself to play the electric guitar. Inspired by the likes of […]
Shame
As a creative lyricist, talented in the art of storytelling, Shame is bringing Hip-Hop back to its roots, while still keeping up with the evolution the genre has experienced. His inspirations come from artist such as Q-tip, Biggie Smalls, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, Big L, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, and Rakim. Like many these […]
NFL Nique
Dominique Dunlap, stage name, N.F.L. NIQUE, talented, new artist and songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. After being released from prison in 2017, NIQUE realized he had to evaluate his life and alter his lifestyle. Instead of reverting back to the streets, NIQUE turned to music to assist him in maintaining a positive lifestyle and rebuilding […]
King Jo
Growing up in southeast Asheville, rapper King Jo rose to fame on sheer talent alone, gaining attention through his self made videos and tracks. King Jo was born James Rodgers in 2001 in Asheville, North Carolina . Growing up with no real role models to follow in the city in music he was forced to […]
Migueleazy
  Migueleazy is a music producer based out of Asheville NC. Born in Mexico, raised in the land of the sky, Migueleazy grew up with strong multiple cultural backgrounds that influenced his creative passion for music. Migueleazy has worked with some of the hottest upcoming artists in Asheville (THG Bandz, Hunter, Dominos Slime) as well […]
F.A.Z.E
Faze is an artist from Fayetteville,NC born on August 23, 1997. From the age of 5-7 his family lived in a neighborhood close to Fort Polk, LA. Faze’s father is military so they moved around a lot before finally making it back to Fayetteville,NC.Faze first started making music around the age of 12. Faze got […]
Iconic Bond
“How can they stop a man when truth is his passion” -Iconic Bond   The bond between the old and new: The Missing Link. From a young age, Iconic was always writing poetry, breaking down his favorite hip-hop bars, and in love with wordplay. His style is one to be reckoned with as he can […]
M E
Born and raised in North Carolina, M E has continued to impress the ears of anyone who has been exposed to his music of late. The 27 y/o, who now resides in Brooklyn, released his debut EP titled “Pride Kills” to critical acclaim in February of 2018. The project featured the popular single, and accompanying […]
22 Mirage
 22 Mirage is a Midwest musician inspired by NIPSEY HUSSLE, Mozzy, and Roddy Rich. A love for music would be an understatement for Mirage. He’s been lyrically perfecting his craft since middle school, and has not lost the ambition for it since. Currently, residing in the Carolinas looking to make his break through by using […]
Loverboy VO
  Originally from Durham, NC, Jeremy Ross better known to the R&B world as “LoverBoy Vo” who is a R&B singer , songwriter and producer with endless talent for the world to see.  With inspiration growing up listening to David Ruffin and Teddy Pendergrass being his favorites, Vo has adopted that soulful sound through out […]

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