Lil Dude: A Teaser of Things to Come

Lil Dude

Lil Dude is giving us a teaser of things to come!

Lil Dude is featured in BE Magazine’s 2010 Youth Issue. Lil Dude is hard at work making his dreams come true. On June 25, 2010 he celebrated the his latest music release, entitled Teaser 2.0. “It was a real good turn out [at the release party]. And I’ve been selling my CD since then, doing a lot of shows and traveling.” Lil Dude seems excited to face the challenges of a teenage superstar. “My single ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ is the first track up on [Teaser 2.0].” He then proceeds to break it down, “I had to write a song about the girls. I had to write a song about the haters cause you got haters everywhere you go. Not everyone’s gonna love you.”

Born Micah Brown, in Detroit, Michigan, Lil Dude began his love affair with Hip-Hop, at the mere age of four. By six years old, while many of us are just trying to come to terms with 1st grade,  he was leaving audiences amazed with his high energy performances throughout his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Ever since I was young, I saw people on TV like LL Cool J, Ludacris, and Will Smith and I wanted to be just like them,” he reminisces. Dude soon relocated to Atlanta, GA where he began to develop himself as a Hip-Hop and spoken word artist, incorporating acting, voice over work and modeling into his radar. “I write my own music. Some people use ghost writers. I like for stuff to come from my heart,” he says. Lil Dude is confident in his talents and it shows in the fearlessness of his live performances. “It always feels good when you’re in front of a crowd and they’re showing you love,” he explains.

Lil Dude doesn’t mind acting his age either. In a world of grown-up-too-fast superstars, Dude makes music that all age groups can relate to without the raunch. “Aw naw. Never that,” he explains. “I keep grindin and do the stuff that I’m doin rather than doin what everyone else is [doin].” His dream collaborations would be “Ludacris, LL Cool J, Eminem, Will Smith, people like that.” Speaking of Will, Lil Dude is preparing a career that parallels the success of Smith’s. Not a bad model to follow. So, I asked him could we expect to see him in a movie or two in a few years. Miss Telah, his manager  jumps in to reiterate that Lil Dude’s team is laying the foundation for Lil Dude Enterprise. “We’re attempting to developing him into an all around entertainer,” she explains.

His team surely has built a lot of positive momentum. Lil’ Dude has performed for audiences of over 20,000, including Summer Fest where he performed alongside Grammy winning group Arrested Development and has opened for the renowned R&B diva, Patti LaBelle, and Grammy Award winning soul artist, John Legend. In addition, he performed at The Russell Simmons-sponsored “Pioneers Block Party for The Kids of the South Bronx.” As a poet, Lil’ Dude has performed along with prominent spoken word artists such as Abyss, Jon Goode, Georgia ME, Dasha Kelly and Dan Vaughn to name a few. To top it all off, Lil’ Dude landed a continuous child character role as “Brandon,” in BET’s television series, “Somebodies”.

As if that wasn’t enough, Lil Dude is the co-founder of a non-profit organization, MIKAH, Inc. (Mothers, Infants, and Kids Achieving Heights) where he sees this as his way of assisting those less fortunate than himself. Lil’ Dude was recognized by Georgia’s U.S. Senator Nan Orrock for his community involvement and professional accomplishments with a Georgia State Resolution honor. An actor, voice over talent, model, songwriter, poet, rapper, host, motivational speaker and radio personality — it’s no wonder he has been labeled as Hip-Hop’s next generation.

His advice to young talent? “Follow your heart. Don’t give up. If you give up then you’re never gonna know what’s gonna be the outcome of it. You can’t do it by yourself. You’re always wanna have some people that believe in you. And don’t follow peer pressure. There are always gonna be people who tell you to go the other way.”

Lil Dude hosts an open mic for teens 13-18 at the ART ON 5 Gallery, 2001 MLK Drive on Saturdays at the end of every month from 6-9PM in Atlanta, Georgia.

21 Replies to “Lil Dude: A Teaser of Things to Come”

  1. In a world where there is much negativity in the world, Lil Dude is such a positive reflection of the Light!!! I am excited about him and his bright future. Keep up the good work.

  2. this is a good article, very inspiring to todays youth. We need more young role models like this in the hip-hop game.

  3. I have known my lil brotha lil dude for about 4 or 5 yeas now and I can say he is honestly 1 of the hottest young talents this world has to offer I hope this article has enlightened people and put some on notice on what is in store for the future because my little brother is a good person come from a good family good things happen to good people so everyone reading please remember the name LIL DUDE.

  4. Love the write-up. You keep being you Lil’ Dude and inspiring your generation. Seeing how hard you work to be the success you are influences more than just the youth… you inspire ALL age groups to follow their dreams and God given talent!

    Torri J. Evans
    Founder& Director
    The Fatherless Generation Foundation

  5. Lil’ Dude congradulation! Your work is tremendous… T.R. and T.J. love your music…. Sky is the limit and you will reach your highest hieghts!!!

  6. Lil Dude is the real thing. I’ve met him a couple of times and think you are going to be seeing a lot of him in the future.

  7. Can I just say what a relief to discover somebody who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You truly know how to bring an problem to light and make it important. Far more men and women need to read this and understand this side with the story. I cant feel youre not far more popular simply because you genuinely have the gift.

  8. Lil’Dude is a really great person point blank.When i see him perform and do his thing I’m extremely amazed and proud. Because of what he does is always well done, it influences me to get up and make something of myself. He is also a fantastic person behind scenes. He has a great personality that is always welcoming or a personality that people should want to be around more. To all the teens out there i consider you all to do something to make teens of our generation look better. Let the world know that we are not just teens that have no common since. We can make something of ourselves if we do positve things. Keep up the work LIL’ Dude. Proud of you =)

  9. hey lildude, ur career is goin to b a huge me..keep up the good nd that MIKAH thing is genius trust me .. lets just hope u come up with gud lyrics nd stuff cos all teenage stars r using swear words in their songs nd stuff .. i hope ur different. BIG UPS.. we love u… my airtime is running out so toodles… Bea. 🙂

  10. Yo homie seems as u r doing bigg lil homie Ive never heard your music but you seem cool from this article lil homie ain’t too many niggas doin at a young age lil homie like you lil homie bra so just stay up lil homie! Oh and I want a cd lil homie lemme know lil homie

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