He's racked up over 140K hits on his site while being featured on major urban blogs, got spins overseas in the U.K. (98.7FM), and is set to debut on EMINEM's satellite radio station Shade 45! Have you caught up with the buzz surrounding Mike Petro, aka meLLo? Indie music fans are beginning to discover a fresh new sound & swagger to rep the Midwest in original fashion! meLLo is building a reputation in cutting a fine blend of underground hip hop, club anthems, and commercial raps. Lyrically, he flips his flow pattern on a dime as he mixes meaningful stories with recklessly unconscious rants. Armed with a pen and a pad, this unpredictable character pushes the boundaries of modern vocabulary as few can deny his versatile wordplay and razor sharp delivery.
His official debut release, dubbed Who The F*** Is Mike Petro?, is an 18-track showcase that takes listeners on a joy ride through what he coined as his "million man mind-state". The emerging tape is a compilation that depicts the reflections of Mike Petro, and how they ultimately form his creative character known as meLLo. He battles good v. evil, order v. chaos, and more in this wild, yet storied release. Download his first single from the upcoming mixtape "Follow Me" feat. Jaron Strom at meLLoMikePetro.com. Lookout for #WTFIMP? in the Fall of '11 and be the first of your crew to follow him on Twitter @meLLoMikePetro!