‘The Violet Hotel’ EP is 17 year old Poet/MC Micah Peay from Charlotte, NC first project to be released, and was preceded by two singles “The Sky’s Star” and “The View”. It follows an unconventional route; opening up the project with a poem and closing it out with a poem: while adding a few poems throughout the duration of the tape. Each track tells a story of another person, their feelings, and circumstances wether directly or hidden. It is composed of 9 tracks.
Micah Peay began writing music during the 6th grade and started recording music in the 9th grade. As time went on, he began to dive deeper into the poetic essence of hip-hop, and now writes poetry on a daily basis and intricate hip-hop verses for the benefit of the listener and himself. He fell deeply in love with music in the 7th grade after hearing J.Cole’s Friday Night Lights Mixtape and at at this point began to write more frequently then he had in previous years. Other major influences such as Nas, Tupac, Outkast, Common, Big L, and Kendrick Lamar have helped shape his writing styles. Poets such as Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman have also helped him to become the storyteller and poet he his today.