Born and raised in South Austin, with a rough up bringing IKE began rhyming at the age of 11 years old. He first started his rap career with his friends, in a rap trio called "O.B.T"(Outtaline But Thrwed), releasing "Gram Cracker" in 2008 while recording together. IKE continued to believe in his unique style. His cousin, who was owner of Latin Action Records , decided that it was time for IKE's style to be heard. He dropped "Live, Rep, Die" under iTunes digital distribution in 2009. His level of creativity has continued to rise over the past years.
After being placed on probation in 2012, now out of jail, Learning from that experience, he took his craft more serious. IKE began writing "Times Up“ which was the first single off of "Time Is MonEy" which was originally set to released mid 2011. However everything was becoming unsettling with Latin Action Records.
In October 2011, Latin Action Records as a label was put on hiatus due to CEO/Owner Joe Contreras who was serving a prison sentence for drug possession. Causing Mr. I K E's release to be postponed and the recording of "Time Is MonEy" pushed back. With nowhere to record and no label support, IKE went to Jon Keyz of J.K.M.G. out of pocket to finish recording "Time Is MonEy“.
With a late 2012 release, IKE caught the attention of Aich Jones of Educated Minds also Owner of Against the Odds Records, who signed IKE to the label. Introduced to the road in March of 2013, as of September 2013 he and Against the Odds wrapped up "City Limits Tour"
"Mister I Know Everything" was released after a short time off, hitting the road again for a CD Release TX Tour down IH 35. His stage presence is filled with energy and unlike most artists IKE focuses on original music rather than recording 'mixtape material'. IKE is well on his way to Revitalizing the music scene in the Great State of Texas and has become a fixture in the Texas underground rap scene with the release of his third studio EP "Mister I Know Everything"
also with more COMING SOON!!!
#GETWITHIT - 02/18/15
Mr. I K E has released a new T-shirt. Sizes(s-3xl) BLACK on WHITE. Order yours today and #GETWITHIT. CLICK HERE to place order.
Self-Titled - 01/15/15
"Mister I Know Everything" is OUT NOW. Available now at www.mrike.bandcamp.com #GETWITHIT
Fall 2014 - 07/18/14
Coming Fall 2014, Mr. I K E will be releasing his Self titled album "Mister I Know Everything". This is his third album to add to his catalog. Featuring Educated minds, Sleepy Head, Jay R and a suprise feature from an Austin ledgend.