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The MICK Show

The MICK Show

By The MICK Show

Music connoisseur, DJ, and serial investor, Mick Batyske has his feet planted at the intersection of culture and entrepreneurship. On The MICK Show, listeners are given a laid back look at the lives and businesses of today’s most prominent creatives. With interviews from a variety of musicians, actors, athletes, and CEOs, Mick brings listeners behind the curtain as they learn key life lessons from some of the world’s top culture creators, movers & shakers, and risk takers.

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Season One Recap: Part 2
Season One is The MICK Show is complete! We are thankful for both our loyal listeners and our amazing guests! Our interviews have featured incredible, diverse multi-hyphenates. People who have shown resilience and creativity. Legends of the culture. For the next two weeks, we are excited to present some of our fave highlights from Season One.. Part Two features: @arab_lincoln @iamjojo @davidmeltzer @brandonalmengo @clintonsparks @rotimi New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) will be back January 2021! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
20:13
December 16, 2020
Season One Recap: Part 1
Season One is The MICK Show is complete! We are thankful for both our loyal listeners and our amazing guests! Our interviews have featured incredible, diverse multi-hyphenates. People who have shown resilience and creativity. Legends of the culture. For the next two weeks, we are excited to present some of our fave highlights from Season One.. Part One features: @dnice @deshaunwatson @katcunning @rosgo21 @kingdmc + #axelalonso New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) will be back January 2021! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
23:20
December 9, 2020
The Power Of Love: Rotimi
Rotimi’s rise has been both inspirational and aspirational. Perhaps you know him from his role on the classic show “Power.” Or maybe you know him from his incredible music career, racking up 100’s of millions of Spotify streams. Songs like “Love Riddim” and “In My Bed” quickly became anthems, and his amazing new song/video “Love Somebody” is out right now. The actor / singer joined Mick for Episode 012 of "The MICK Show" to discuss his Jersey + Nigerian roots, his career duality, and his fave rappers. His journey is inspiring, and his dedication to multiple careers is incredible. “You have to love whatever it is that you do,” says Rotimi.  "And put your 10,000 hours in.” “Rotimi is the doing for this generation what Jamie Foxx did for the last one," says Mick.  “A true multi-hyphenate in every sense of the word." Follow Rotimi on Instagram: @rotimi Btw, we are partnering with the VersusGame.com + Maxim to create a weekly game around our guest.  Play Rotimi's game via the following links via your phone: https://play.versusgame.com/rotimi New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
23:49
December 2, 2020
All I Do Is Win: Clinton Sparks
Clinton Sparks has sold over 75 million records in his two decade-long career in music, but he is just getting started. The Grammy-nominated producer and entrepreneur can now add author to his list of accomplishments. His new book “How To Win Big In The Music Business” aims to help artists truly accomplish their music industry dreams. “I’ve never set a goal I’ve never achieved ever in my life,” says Clinton. "When I plan on doing something, it’s going to happen.” The LA-based entrepreneur joined Mick for Episode 011 of "The MICK Show" to discuss his ambitious path, working with artists like Diddy and The Clipse, and of course “winning big in the music business." “You must focus on the big goal while also acknowledging and celebrating little victories,” says Clinton. Mick and Clinton also discuss XSET, his new esports gaming organization. “Clinton’s journey from mixtapes to millions has been inspiring to me since the beginning," says Mick.  “I’m excited to share this story of a fellow DJ turned entrepreneur." Follow Clinton on Instagram: @clintonsparks New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
39:26
November 25, 2020
Respect The Shooter: Brandon Almengo
Brandon Almengo has worked with a who’s who of hip-hop royalty (Saweetie, Gunna, Migos, YG), but it almost didn’t happen. A leap of faith voyage across the country led to a failed connection.  A denied opportunity led to a near breakdown. But a moment of clarity led to a revelation, and a star was born. As Brandon explained: “That situation was a breaking point, but my faith told me to never give up.” The LA-based photographer and director joined Mick for Episode 010 of "The MICK Show" to discuss keeping the faith, overcoming your obstacles, and how perseverance can help create your dream career. “Nobody is perfect,” says Brandon.  "Your flaws make you who you are." Mick and Brandon also discuss being first-time fathers, our fave music, and pandemic living. “When I saw Brandon’s work in Maxim, I was blown away” says Mick. “But after hearing his story, I know his best work is yet to come." Follow Brandon on Instagram: @brandonalmengo New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
43:33
November 18, 2020
More Money, Less Problems: David Meltzer
David Meltzer has three very simple rules: “Make a lot money. Help a lot of people. Have a lot of fun.” The CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, an award-winning humanitarian, and two-time best-selling author joined Mick for Episode 009 of "The MICK Show" to discuss how kindness and empathy can win in any situation. David believes in a different type of “cancel culture.” Cancel the negative thoughts. Cancel the negative emotions. Cancel the drama. And watch how quickly your life changes. Mick and David also discuss their shared Ohio roots, the power of manifestation, and his "top-secret" breakdance talents. “I was given David’s first book as a gift, and it truly changed my life” says Mick. “It’s an honor to have him on our show." Follow David on Instagram: @davidmeltzer Oh, and play this week's Ep. 009 themed game here: https://play.versusgame.com/saintsvschiefs New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
25:03
November 11, 2020
The High Road: Jojo
Consistency in any career can be a true feat. Consistency is showbiz is almost a biblical miracle. For Episode 008, we talk to singer / actress Jojo about how she has stayed relevant for almost 20 years (and she’s only 29!). Talent is obviously a necessity, but as Jojo says: “Confidence and passion are what will sustain you." Mick and Jojo also discuss their fave Versuz battles, her East Coast upbringing and their random love of jazz guitarist George Benson. “Jojo is a story of grit and resilience and perseverance. That's what defines her.” says Mick. If you missed it, Jojo created “The Change,” which is the official campaign theme song for Joe Biden + Kamala Harris. Follow Jojo on Instagram: @iamjojo Btw, we are partnering with the VersusGame.com + Maxim to create a weekly game around our guest. Play Jojo's game via the following links via your phone: http://play.versusgame.com/wizvsremyma http://play.versusgame.com/lakersvsceltics2021 New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday!  Follow https://www.instagram.com/MICK let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
30:15
November 4, 2020
Sole Intention: Tyler Mansour
Turning your hobby into a career is #lifegoals for most of us.  For Episode 007 of The MICK Show, we talk to one of the most creative people in the sneaker industry on how he achieved that. Meet Tyler Mansour: The design visionary behind most of the amazing sneaker photography you see online. And it all started with a courageous moment of intent: The perfect shoe, the perfect shot and the audacity to boldly proclaim his future to KITH founder, Ronnie Fieg, which resulted in the perfect outcome. Says Tyler: "I’m big on self-initiative, no matter what. There is a right fit for any and every creative person. You just have to find it.” Mick and Tyler also discuss their favorite sneakers of all time, why creativity will always win and the importance of consistency. “They say luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity, says Mick.  "Tyler is living proof of that theory." Follow Tyler on Instagram: @arab_lincoln New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
37:18
October 28, 2020
Down With The King: DMC
We've all had to slow down a little bit in 2020. Mental, physical and emotional health are valued as much in hip-hop as cars, watches and lyricism. A legend like Darryl “DMC” McDaniels can effortlessly speak to both sides of that equation. Having conquered his demons, DMC says "I am a living, breathing example that anyone can defeat whatever it is that they’re battling.” Mick and DMC discuss his Queens roots, the pressure of fame and the creative ingenuity of hip hop - delving into DMC's love for superheroes, sneakers, and even Sarah McLachlan. “DMC is a king, a creator and now an entrepreneur. From battling emcees to battling mental health - he's a true inspiration. It's been an honor to have him on The MICK Show" says Mick. Follow DMC on Instagram: @kingDMC New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) are released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
01:16:37
October 21, 2020
The Hero Of Your Own Story: Axel Alonso
This year has shown us that - even in a pandemic - imagination reigns supreme.   Comic books have inspired billions of dollars in pop culture currency, but they're also a force for change and diversity. Mick sat down with Axel Alonso, the CCO of AWA Studios (and former Marvel Editor-In-Chief!), to discuss why diversity works wonders on the paneled page, and how hip-hop and comics have always been tied together.  "It’s very important to me that readers of all types can see their reflection in the characters. We want to speak to the human condition.”- Axel. In addition, they discuss the various bold risks that Axel took to create his dream career. --- Follow Axel on Twitter: @axelalonsomarv --- New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) to be released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next
36:10
October 14, 2020
Bursting the NBA Bubble: Ros Gold-Onwude
As we approach the last week of the NBA finals, Mick sat down with Stanford Basketball hooper turned Emmy award-winning TV broadcaster, Ros Gold-Onwude (IG: @rosgo21), to learn more about her life in front of and off camera. Ros shared some valuable life lessons she learned from her many years of experience working within the sports industry and gave her unique perspective with some of the NBAs most elite players. New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) to be released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
33:25
October 7, 2020
The Creative Corner: Kat Cunning
In this episode, Mick invited multi-talented music maven, Kat Cunning, onto the show to share the creative philosophy behind art, music, and dance.  Cunning eloquently stated, “when you make art that isn’t just about being good at everything you’re trying to do, then it can transform into everything.” The two creatives touched on their individualistic contributions to culture through the use of music, melodies, lyrics, and storytelling.  Kat is currently working on a highly anticipated EP, set to launch in January 2021.  Be sure to follow Kat on Instagram, @katcunning, for all the latest updates!   New episodes of ‘The MICK Show’ (presented in partnership with @maximmag) to be released every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want him to cover next!
28:21
September 30, 2020
Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk: Deshaun Watson
In this episode, Mick sat down with Deshaun Watson (IG: @deshaunwatson), breakout NFL star and quarterback for the Houston Texans. They discuss the monumental moments in Deshaun’s life that have molded him into the impactful inspiration he is today.  Watson just released his first book, ‘Pass It On’, which interweaves stories from his personal life, paired with practical advice that every reader can apply. Check it out here  New episodes of The MICK Show drop every Wednesday! Follow @MICK on Instagram and let him know what topic you want Mick to cover next!
23:11
September 23, 2020
Live Your Life With No Regrets: D-Nice
We present to you: The MICK Show, launched in partnership with MAXIM. Hosted by Mick Batyske, music connoisseur, DJ, and serial investor, Mick brings listeners behind the curtain as they receive behind-the-scenes stories and learn key life lessons from some of culture’s most prominent creators, movers & shakers, and risk-takers. To kick off Season 1, Mick conversed with his long time friend and one of the most preeminent DJs in pop culture, D-Nice (IG: @dnice). They discussed the surprising origin of the largest virtual parties on Instagram Live, commonly known as “Club Quarantine.” The two musical visionaries also shared how their mission as DJs has evolved and how each of their personal lives have been repaved post-pandemic. New episodes will drop every Wednesday. Follow @MICK on Instagram to get the latest updates on the show!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53:41
September 16, 2020