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Without a single soft track in his catalog, Banger has remained true to his name. Determination, patience, and sheer music production ingenuity is what put Michael "Banger" Cadahia on the map. After over a decade of sitting behind the boards for countless sessions, he now stands as a legend in the world of hip-hop with a Grammy and various multi-platinum plaques to his name. Banger has excelled to be one of the industry’s most innovative producers, recording engineers, and mixers of his era.
Banger started behind a drum set playing for several local punk rock, hardcore, and hip hop bands. He also rhymed with crews in cyphers and gained quite a reputation. Before graduating high school, Mike landed his first recording studio internship. At a certain point early in his career, he held down positions in 3 recording studios at once. No one can't stop his savage-like workaholic ethic and he has yet to look back at what he's accomplished.
He met Lil Wayne while doing studio runs during Tha Carter sessions; eventually becoming Wayne’s exclusive recording engineer/producer. Banger was immediately introduced into the freshly emerging Young Money. He’s enjoyed recording sessions with Kanye West, Will.I.Am., and even recorded with Dr. Dre for the unreleased Detox album.
His first major song mix topped the charts without any listening approval. Mike Banger arranged and mixed Lil Wayne’s album “I Am Not A Human Being” by himself in its entirety. The song “YM Banger”, named after Mike, was produced, recorded, and mixed all by Banger himself. He’s been so immersed in the studio, that Nicki Minaj referenced his sideburns on the song “Bed Rock” when he desperately needed a haircut.
Iconic to say the least, Banger is undoubtably a major force in South Florida’s recording community. Influencing more than just an obvious sound, career path, or workflow; his lifestyle has left behind bread crumbs in almost every studio he’s ever stepped foot in. Especially those with skate ramps built on premises. He downplays the skateboarding influence he brought to the modern hip hop community but it was Banger who introduced Lil Wayne into skateboarding.
Nowadays, when he’s not booked elsewhere; he’s remained somewhat secluded while consistently creating out of his own private studio in South Florida. After servicing so many superstar clients from behind the scenes, one might ask, “What’s next?”.
Credits: LIL WAYNE, TECH N9NE, CORY GUNZ, RICK ROSS, JAE MILLZ, 2 CHAINZ, MEEK MILL, KHALED, GUDDA, DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ, TYGA, KEVIN GATES, GUNPLAY, and more!
MIKE BANGER’s tracks