Mickey Factz Inks Deal With Battery Records

By Ronnie Gamble  |  05/14/2010

Mickey FactzRising New York rapper Mickey Factz announced this week that he's signed a deal with Battery Records, an imprint via RCA and Jive.

The 24-year-old rapper has developed a respectable following since he began releasing his mixtapes online in 2006, starting with In Search of the N.E.R.D., on which he rhymed over beats made by Pharrell Williams' group. Since then, he's gone on to release six mixtapes, and has received critical-acclaim for his lyrical creativity and eclectic musical choices.

"My career as an artist has been a grand journey up to this point for my team GFCnewyork, and myself," said Factz. "Battery is the greatest compromise as they understand my vision and where we will be taking it. I'm glad to welcome them as a part of my team and The Black Apple experience. Truthfully, let the games begin."

"Mickey is the complete package as an amazing lyricist, songwriter and performer," adds Neil Levine, GM and Senior Vice President of Battery Records. "He's really put the work in to be a real star and Battery is very pleased to welcome him as our newest signing."

Since leaving NYU Law School to pursue music, Mickey Factz has recorded several mixtapes and has been featured on the cover of XXL as part of "The Freshmen 10" with some of today's most promising rap acts.

Additionally, he's been featured in Billboard, SPIN, and Fader, among others. In 2009, he became the new face for Honda Accord's "Rhymes and Reasons" national campaign and co-founded GFCnewyork, an artist/brand management and marketing company.

With the new deal in place, Mickey Factz is currently preparing the release of his debut album.

He just dropped a new single and video clip called "Alpha," an up-tempo nightclub-inspired track. Watch it right here.