Real Name: Michael McDermon
D.O.B.: September 14th, 1973 Flushing, Queens NY
While still an A&R executive for TVT Records, Murder Inc.'s Irv Gotti and his brother Chris discovered Mic Geronimo at a talent show at local high school in Queens, but he disappeared before a deal could be offered. Irv eventually found him working at a Stern's in Long Island, and Mic agreed to record the single, "Shit's Real," which later became a classic underground hit. With Irv's help Mic Geronimo landed a deal with Blunt/TVT Records and débuted with the 1995 LP, The Natural.
Geronimo's work with the Cash Money Click led Irv to form a relationship with rapper Ja Rule. The 1997 album Vendetta saw him with a higher profile, working with Ja Rule, DMX Puff Daddy-related acts the LOX and Puffy himself on the single "Nothin' Move but the Money" featuring pornstar Heather Hunter. The video was supposed to be shot by super director Hype Williams but he was busy filming an Usher video and instead this became the first video directed by future video/film director, Chris Robinson. In 2003, he released his album, Long Road Back. After releasing three albums to some critical acclaim and moderate commercial sales, Mic began to fade into rap's background. However, he had an album called Alive 9/14/73 which was scheduled for release on September 14th, 2006. But the album ALIVE 9/14/73 dropped finally on April 24th, 2007.
- 1995 The Natural
- 1997 Vendetta
- 2003 Long Road Back
- 2007 Alive