Michael Barber

Michael Barber is a musician, rapper, hip hop producer, A&R, and entrepreneur. Michael is the number #1 selling hip hop artist from the state of Indiana. Michael was signed to the infamous, Death Row Records via WIDEawake Eone Entertainment, but his album failed to release when Death Row Records entered into bankruptcy. In 2018, Michael’s song “Quiet War” about the opiate epidemic was endorsed in a letter by then President Donald Trump.

Michael is the front man for two different musical groups, Illuminati Sky and Audio Stepchild.

Early Life

Barber grew up on the east side of Evansville, Indiana and attending the Catholic school Christ the King. He graduated from Harrison High School. Barber moved to Florida and earned a Bachelor degree in Entertainment Business from the entertainment industries prestiges college, Full Sail University.

Death Row

XXL Magazine contributor, Chad Kiser, spoke about Barber, stating that “every team needs their own Jeffrey Goines so to speak, and we have one with Barber.” Barber was signed to Hoopla Media Group and Death Row Records. He was signed after the success of his song, Sofa Bed, which he co-wrote with Nappy Roots MC, Buffalo Stille.

Barber’s debut on Death Row Records and Hoopla Media Group has been moved several times due to Death Row Records dealing with bankruptcy.

Illuminati Sky

Barber formed the group, Illuminati Sky with rock metal musician, Josh Tifer, and the band toured with Naughty by Nature, DefTones, and Afroman. The song Run Thru the Streets, was an anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement and was heard in two documentary films on the occupation. The song, Take Your Time, reached the top 20 on Itunes in 2012 and was released by Interscope Records.

Sofa Bed

The song Sofa Bed produced by and featuring Barber was featured on the album of Grammy nominated and multi-platinum rap group, Nappy Roots. Sofa Bed went on to chart on the Billboard top 100 at #47.

Donald Trump Endorsement

In 2018 Michael received a letter from President Donald J. Trump endorsing his song “Quiet War.” In the letter, President Trump called the song, “a battlecry,” and went on to invite Michael to perform at the White House.

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