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Greenport Hip Hop Artist Mike Check’s Pluggin’ Away

Greenport’s up and coming hip-hop sensation Mike Check released a new video for his track “Pluggin’ Away” on Tuesday.

The song will be featured on Check’s upcoming mixtape entitled Stars, Dreams and Elbow Grease, the follow-up to his aptly titled 2010 debut Check Me Out. The new mixtape is scheduled to drop on February 5.

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Parts of the video were shot in Greenport and the North Fork, as well as New York City locations, including Times Square and areas of Brooklyn. The Graphyte of The Kinetic Music Group directed the video, while regular Mike Check collaborator Charles Gates of Gator 8 Films served as Director of Photography. Marylin Corwin produced.

Check released a video for “Beastly,” another track from Stars, Dreams and Elbow Grease just a few months ago. See it here.

Mike Check is the artist’s real name. He began playing drums at a young age and eventually took up songwriting. He proved to have a knack with wordplay and creating melodic and catchy hooks, which is clearly demonstrated in “Pluggin’ Away.”

Click here for a free Mp3 of “Pluggin’ Away.”

He won Season 2 of New York City showcase Hip Hop Unplugged and went on to win other competitions, including his most recent victory on DJ Absolut of HOT97’s Roc the Mic Showcase.

Check started The Kinetic Music Group (TKMG) to help other independent artists navigate the music industry. He is currently playing shows, recording and making videos as his star continues to rise.

To learn more and to download Check Me Out and his latest songs for free, visit Mike Check’s website,, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter. To watch all his videos, visit Mike Check’s YouTube channel here.

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