July 11, 2015

"Philly's Finest" W/ @MichaelJTrampe


Philly's Finest Mike Trampe

[Photo by Rene Cervantes]

Philadelphia native Mike Trampe got the crown "social media guru" from his time working at HipHopDX. Trampe steered the company to new heights with the #3 ranking in The Source Magazine’s Digital Power 30, a VH1 Award for “Best Hip-Hop Website” and a BET Award nomination.

According to Rhyme Junkie, Trampe has contributed promotional work to Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Top Dawg Entertainment. As a notable journalist, Trampe has interviewed such heavyweights as 50 Cent, Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse and Lil Dicky.

“There aren’t many writers who can call me and I will drop what I am doing to be included in a piece they are working on at a moments notice. Mike’s integrity as a journalist combined with his grasp and respect for the music is fresh air in an otherwise post talent apocalyptic barren wasteland of an industry. ” – Chino XL

Trampe founded, MAAD Management, a firm focusing on “Music, Artists, and Distribution” through promo services, social media, and artist advice videos. Trampe has been described as a trailblazer for social media and online marketing. Currently Trampe is working with Shady Records Kxng Crooked.

“From what I have seen, Mike actually creates content that is both interesting and beneficial to the hip-hop community.” – Stic of Dead Prez