Hip-hop, world music and poetry collide seamlessly on recording artist Mike-E's second release, AFROFLOW II. The album is a blend of powerful lyrics projected over infectious beats and contagious intercultural rhythms. The gripping 13-track creation provokes thought, invokes passion and generates excitement from start to finish. The first single and video, 'Stamina,' firmly sets the tone for the project's intensity. In this energetic banger that challenges highly popularized materialdriven life, Mike-E forcefully asserts that stamina supersedes all swagger. A hybrid of '70s soul and pulsating drums, 'Let Me Fly' is distinctly catchy with the content to match it's dance-inducing horns and heavy bass lines. 'Hard Enuff 2 Smile' is yet another influential cut driven with hypnotic drums and impassioned vocals, and as Mike-E recites, "...anyone who's ever loved" will appreciate the honesty and insight of 'Love is Work.' Mike-E strikes a noteworthy balance between style and substance, hard-hitting social commentary and light-hearted fun. Backed by talented musicians and a crowd-rocking DJ, the charismatic performer unleashes his innovative stage show for widely diverse audiences. Born in Ethiopia, the Detroit-based rapper is recognized for repeat appearances on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and for teaming with the American Cancer Society to orchestrate and headline the nationwide AfroFlow Tour. This groundbreaking cancer awareness initiative includes live music concerts and extensive community outreach. Unmistakably unique, AfroFlow -flowing from Africa- recognizes Hip-hop's indigenous roots. Both the recorded and live presentations of AfroFlow are devoid of the violence and language often associated with today's popular music. Lyrically captivating, musically compelling and aesthetically appealing, Mike-E's "AFROFLOW II" is one of the most socially relevant and necessary albums of the upcoming year.