Hip Hop sensation Mickey Avalon has experienced enough life drama to fill a dozen albums and a string of Law & Order episodes. Born Yeshe Perl in Hollywood, Avalon was raised by his drug-addicted father and sold pot as a child under the tutelage of his mother, but sought the straight and narrow when he converted to Orthodox Judaism as a teenager. Avalon’s conversion was short-lived; at 19, his father was killed by a drunk driver and within a few years, after moving to Portland, Ore., and becoming a husband and father, Avalon also fell victim to heroin addiction.
Determined to reclaim his life, Avalon returned to Hollywood and met Dirt Nasty (former MTV VJ Simon Rex), who spurred him to explore his Hip Hop interests. Avalon and Nasty collaborated on tracks and recorded demos, which Nasty passed around at Hollywood clubs.
Avalon eventually exploded on the Hollywood club scene and quickly became known for his unique musical style and brutal lyrical honesty. Avalon inked an Interscope contract in 2005, which led to his self-titled debut the following year, featuring web-busting tracks like “My Dick,” “Jane Fonda” and “Mr. Right.”
Five years ago, Avalon obtained his release from Interscope and dropped his sophomore album, Loaded, which featured some of his most lascivious and debauched songs to date. He’s had tracks placed in television shows and films, including Hung, American Dad and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay; in We’re the Millers, Jennifer Aniston did a sultry strip tease to Avalon’s “Stroke Me.” Most recently, Avalon wrote the song “Hollywood” about his hometown, with production by EDM legend Paul Oakenfold, and is working on his third album. And in case you missed it, his dick needs no introduction, your dick don’t even function.
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