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Mike D
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Background information
Birth name Michael Diamond
Also known as Mike D, Country Mike, The King of Lunch, Clarence
Born November 20, 1965 (1965-11-20) (age 54)
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore punk, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, musician, songwriter, drummer
Instruments Rapping, vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards
Years active 1979–present
Labels Def Jam Records
Grand Royal Records
Capitol Records
Associated acts Beastie Boys
The Latch Brothers

Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D (born November 20, 1965), is an American rapper. He is a member of the Beastie Boys, a hip hop band.

Diamond co-founded the band "The Young Aborigines" in 1979. They changed the name of the band to the Beastie Boys in 1981. At that time, the band played hardcore punk music. In 1992, he founded his own record label, Grand Royal. He is married to Tamra Davis.

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