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Myke Charles / Press

“As NBC’s hit show, The Sing-Off continues with its third season, the reality music series decided to make things a little different. Instead of solely featuring distinct groups of singers, The Sing-Off is presenting their first rapper, all the way from Denver, CO. A part of the group Urban Method, as seen on television, Myke Charles reigns as the first MC to hit the stage since the show premiered three years ago. Being promoted as a “rapapella” group, Charles has helped his eight-member group flow from one week to the next. With just two weeks left, including tonight’s performance, to make into the series finale and get a chance at taking home the title, XXL caught up with rising rapper to talk television, music and what it’s like to be compared to Drake. Starting the season off with Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” followed by BBD’s “Poison,” there’s no telling what the producers have in store for the urban octet.”

“Lift Off, the latest effort from Myke Charles, is better than good. In fact, it's probably one of the best projects to come out of the scene this year. DJ Chonz is Charles's collaborator on the cuts, mixing and magically sewing each track together with scary precision. Check for the end of "Don't Be a Stranger," where the horns from French Montana's "Shot Caller" usher in Charles's verses over the beat for "Astronauts." Charles can rap all damn day, as evidenced on "C.L.A.P." and "Scars," in which he implores a fly dark chick to scramble his eggs and boasts that not even Chris Bosh can guard him. The MC can also sing the paint off the walls, as on the Fo Chief-assisted "Crash Course," and he absolutely owns "Flower Bomb," his rendition of the Wale track. With an unstoppable rhyme flow and perfect beat selection (the originals and industry joints), Myke Charles might just steal the game with this mixtape. Swish.”

"" Last year Myke Charles was the first rapper and a star attraction on NBC’s The Sing-Off as part of the acapella group Urban Method. Even though the group didn’t win, they finished in the top three and judges and fans alike fawned over Charles. Along with the current shows and touring with Urban Method, Myke is consistently dropping new music on his own, including his banging mixtape, Lift-Off with Denver’s DJ Chonz, and with his hip-hop group, Fresh Breath Committee. He’s closer than you think.

“Rapper Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare.”

“It should come to no one’s surprise that Denver’s Myke Charles has talent through the sky.”