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Michael Anthony Deering stage name Playboy Mikey D is an American Rapper. Born November 25, 1967,
Playboy Mikey D is best known for being a lead member of the groups: LA Posse and Main Source. He is
also known as the one of the Best Battle Rappers to this day.
Mikey D is from Laurelton Queens, New York, He started rapping at a young age after hearing music by
the Cold Crush Brothers in 1979. Mikey D was also youngest member to join the Clientele Brothers in
the early 80’s While in high school Playboy Mikey D met future Emcee/Actor Cool J, when he suggested to Cool J to use the stage name Ladies Love. Cool J shortened the stage name to just “LL” then added it to Cool J.
In 1985 Mikey D and the LA Posse were signed to Public Records and released a song called “My
Telephone in 1987 and followed up with a few more singles the same year.
Mikey D was the winner of the New Music Seminar Battle for World Supremacy in 1988, where he
battled the Legendary Grandmaster Melle Mel. In 1993 Playboy Mikey D would become an official
member of the group “Main Source” where they released a single called: “What you Need” which did
well on the Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles, peaking at #48 on the charts.
Mikey D a solo album: “Day of D’Struction (2016, Elements of Hip Hop) In 2020, Playboy Mikey D
released his distribution Company “Pass the Torch” where he is the founder and is currently doing the
day-to-day operations. He is also the host of his own show on YouTube called Mikey D History (his story).
Currently, Playboy Mikey D has partnered with Grandmaster Vic “Creator of the Blends” to form the
movement “Kingz from Queenz. You can catch Vic and Mikey on their RISIN2THETOP SHOW every
Thursday at 9pm est. on Chuck D’s rapstation.com.