Myka 9
Myka 9

Birth name

Michael Troy

Also known as

Microphone Mike, Mikah 9


Los Angeles, California, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, record producer

Years active



Pure Hip Hop, Mean Street, M9, Citrus, Fake Four, SoundVise

Associated acts

Abstract Rude, Factor, Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku D'Etat, Magic Heart Genies

Michael Troy, better known by his stage name Myka 9, is an American rapper and record producer from Los Angeles, California. First rising to prominence as a member of Freestyle Fellowship, Myka 9 was instrumental in the Good Life Cafe scene in the early 1990s, and had a profound influence on Los Angeles underground hip hop and freestyle rap in general. Myka 9 is known for his rapid-fire, jazz-influenced, melodic rapping style, and often incorporates singing and occassionally rapping into his songs.

After releasing two albums as a member of Freestyle Fellowship, Myka 9 made his solo debut in 1999 with It's All Love. He has since released six additional solo albums, in addition to albums as a member of Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku D'Etat and Magic Heart Genies, and collaboration albums with Factor and Abstract Rude


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