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Published on September 13th, 2019 | by Hype Editorial

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Singer/Songwriter, Mike Monroe, enters the R&B game and promises to deliver with new track “Fed Up”

Mike Monroe drops new visuals for latest track “Fed Up”

Singer/Songwriter, Mike Monroe, enters the RnB game and promises to deliver, “The Return of RnB”. Reminiscent of “Ol School RnB” from Luther to Babyface; Teddy P to R. Kelly; with a hint of Jodeci.

Monroe’s first EP “Addicted” fed your addictions, and now with his new single he’s “Fed Up!

“As a child I remember, my father telling me “I was born to be a STAR!! He said, “We named you “Michael”, because every Michael out there was the Baddest MF on the planet!!! Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, and Mike Tyson. He just knew I was going to be athletic or creative; I chose the latter.

Growing up in the South, the church is where Monroe (Real Name “Mike Jones”) began cultivating his musical talents. By the age of 10, he had already belted out his first church solo. By his teen years, Monroe had enlisted in a neighborhood R&B quartet, 4Play, who modeled themselves after Boyz II Men and Jodeci. During this time, he would also lend his voice to The Georgia Mass Youth for Christ’ Grammy Nominated Album and Single, “Higher”. Soon after, upon the insistence of his high school mentor, Brenda Powell, he would go on to perform Luther Vandross’ “Here and Now”, independently of his group, to a roaring audience of his peers. From that moment on, Monroe knew the stage was where he belonged.

During his college years, at Savannah State University, he would continue sharpening his performing skills by entering and winning several talent shows, while also performing for numerous fundraisers,

galas, and events. Later, as a high school English and Theatre teacher, Monroe would go on to perform a tribute to Whitney Houston after her untimely death, which would garner over 5,000 Youtube views within a days’ time. It was then; Monroe reached an epiphany, “No matter, which route he chose to take in life, it always came back to the music.” Soon after, he would make a major decision to forgo his love of teaching to follow his dream and move to Hollywood. Hence the creation of his new stage moniker, Mike Monroe, homage to his high school, Monroe High School, where it all began.

“I want to return RnB, back to a place where the heartfelt lyrics and emotions implored you to experience LOVE, and all its ups and downs. A time when music provided the soundtrack for our lives, and helped you get through the loneliness and heartache. I think it’s important that we remind the world of what music is missing.  Monroe’s New Single “Fed Up” and “Addicted EP” are available on ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS!!!

 
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