LIP DRUM ENTERTAINMENTABOUT US
LIP DRUM ENTERTAINMENT
Lip Drum Entertainment is an Orange County Based full entertainment company including Record Label, Booking Agency and Recording Studio. Lip Drum provides feel good music with no compromises to deliver contentment. No fads here. If it knocks in the woofer we will pump it in the speakers.
CO-OWNER / CEO
The luminary known as Mike Gaines from the ripe old age of 15 was the Lip Drum. The kid in the cypher providing the boom bap rhythm section for those to flow over. It is subjective but the Beat Boxer is one of the most difficult and entertaining elements of Hip Hop. So it is only fitting that a kid with a dream grew up to present the world with Lip Drum Entertainment.
Manager Mike as those close to him in his organization reference him. Is an official member of West Coast Rockers as a Businessman and Beat Boxer. Some may remember Mike as ImprovEyes who back in the day used to throw the Hip Hop show at the Shack with performances, open mic and battles or as part of the group Malfunctions. Life is a puzzle and we are all trying to fit the pieces into the correct spots to make the picture. Mike saw the bigger picture. He put his dream of music on hold for 10 years. He knew he “was not going to do it until he had means too.”
Mike Gaines is living the dream but the dream does not mean dues were not paid. Every master has a mentor. Mike was blessed with some of the best. They saw in Mike what you would see in Mike if you met him. Upbeat attitude, a man who carries himself with purpose and most importantly how he treats people.
The Business, Sales and Marketing background Mike has given him tenacity. On sales calls he would be the recipient of racism and be hung up on when stating his last name. He was given the nickname Michael Gaines Dollars (MGD) and used Gaines which just helped to jumpstart his adapt or die mentality.
Lip Drum Entertainment is a complete package. The Artists are chosen because that is what we bump in the ride. Lip Drum will provide you with music that makes you happy and music that feels good, no compromises. The vision is real entertainment not because it’s a a fad. If it don’t bump we are not behind it.