Mike Melinoe

If you were to ask anyone in Austin’s flourishing hip-hop scene which local artist has the most versatility, range and unique style, chances are, Mike Melinoe has been brought up in those conversations. Drawing artistic influences from icons such as Basquiat and Andre 3000, Melinoe’s multidisciplinary work connects listeners to explore his personal struggle, emotions, and brilliance. “Shades of Hospitality” is an art style created by Mike Melinoe in May if 2017. Inspired by the growth and baggage we carry day to day to become who we are today.

His star is rising fast, as this past November, he was Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and this year, both The Austin Chronicle and Spectrum News featured his music/art.