Mike Stud is the latest emcee to challenge the traditional record industry model; the breakout recording artists currently has the #1 Hip Hop album in the country and it’s sitting right above heavy hitters like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Eve, Lil Wayne and more. His LP, Relief, also debuted #2 on the iTunes overall albums chart. Relief has 12 tracks with production by Brian Lee (Carly Rae Jepsen, Lady Gaga) and Luke Walker (Sugar Ray, Korn).

Relief chronicles Stud’s journey from his years as an All American pitcher at Duke, to his side-lining and ultimate career ending injury, his rise as a rapper and the everyday struggles that one faces during the come up.

“I’m really excited to share Relief with everyone. This album is my best piece of work thus far, and I truly believe it will be a huge stepping stone for me,” said Stud in a press statement. “I’m an artist that’s going to be around for a while and I think Relief will prove that point,”

The Relief single “F**k That” premiered at RESPECT and has over 100,000 views on YouTube.

The tracklist and album stream for Relief is below.

1) Thank You

2) Young King

3) Just Let Go

4) Batter Up

5) I’m Not Sorry

6) Bad Habits

7) Kids

8) Feels Good Right Here

9) Oh No

10) F**K That

11) Perfect For Me

12) Past Gone

Tour dates and Venues for The Relief Tour are as follows:

6/18 Greensboro, NC/Greene Street

6/19 Springfield, VA/Empire

6/20 Virginia Beach, VA/Shakas

6/21 Baltimore/Soundstage

6/22 Philadelphia, PA/The Note

6/25 Chicago, IL/Lincoln Hall

6/26 Cleveland, OH/HOB-Cambridge Room

6/27 Pontiac, MI/Pike Room

6/28 Toronto, ON/Mod Club

6/30 Pittsburgh, PA/Altar Bar

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