New York, NY – Rapper Mic Geronimo recently celebrated the release of his new single “Smoke” with an event at New York City’s infamous Quad Studios.
The event was a chance for the Masta I.C. to reintroduce himself to fans, as well as a chance to celebrate with his family and longtime industry friends. Guests included childhood friend Large Professor, Royal Flush, Nature, Capone, Tragedy Khadafi, and a host of others. It was Mic’s version of a family reunion. As such, guests were served good food and good music. Beverages were provided by Sasy Wines. A cake bearing Mic’s logo and likeness provided by Melody D. Velez, of MDV Custom Cakes, sat on a wall under a picture of the late Tupac Shakur, who was also a personal friend of Mic’s.
All photos taken by Nicole Puckette
Towards the end of the night, Mic addressed the crowd before performing, “I never thought I’d be back here at this point in my career.” His last project, Alive, was released in 2007. “Smoke” is produced by Self Service and Whoelze and is the first single off Mic’s forthcoming project 3016.
Mic credits his return to hip-hop to his father. A few days before his father’s passing, after reviewing Mic’s body of work, his father acknowledged Mic’s impact as an artist and asked Mic to do another project. Mic promised his dad that when the time was right, he would.
The title of the project, 3016, represents Mic’s dad as well. Mic’s father was a retired NYPD officer, and that was his badge number. Mic says that this will be his last project, and it will be released later this year.
“Smoke” was released on May 28th, 2021, and is available on all digital service providers