Mike D

American musician, founding member of the Beastie Boys hip-hop group

Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D (born November 20, 1965), is an American rapper. He is a member of the Beastie Boys, a hip hop band.

Mike D
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Background information
Birth nameMichael Diamond
Also known asMike D, Country Mike, The King of Lunch, Clarence
Born (1965-11-20) November 20, 1965 (age 56)
OriginNew York, New York, U.S.
GenresHip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, musician, songwriter, drummer
InstrumentsRapping, vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards
Years active1979–present
LabelsDef Jam Records
Grand Royal Records
Capitol Records

Diamond co-founded the band "The Young Aborigines" in 1979. They changed the name of the band to the Beastie Boys in 1981. At that time, the band played hardcore punk music. In 1992, he founded his own record label, Grand Royal. He is married to Tamra Davis.