Welcome to Lipset music. I was born Michael Braun Lipset in Minneapolis on July 31st, 1987. I have been writing since I was 13. Over the last ten years I’ve worked and recorded with artists all over the country.
It wasn't until I graduated from college in December of 2009, however, that I began to place music above everything else in my life and shift all of the energy I had been putting into school, teaching, and my student groups, toward my music and the pursuit of creative self-expression.
Between December 2009 and February 2010 I finished putting together a mixtape, "In From the Cold"—the first collection of my work that I released to the public. The mixtape was tied together by the overall theme of transitioning from having music as more of a hobby, into making music the focus of my energy: the one thing that kept me warm on those cold December nights.
Since the release of that first mixtape, it has been a whirlwind ride. I invite you now to come get down with me as I journey into the next phase of my career. Peace and Respect… - Lipset
Level Heads LP: The first full-length album from Lipset. Executive produced by Logan "Lokes" U'u for Sol.Play.Productions (www.solplayproductions.com) and co-executive produced by Lipset himself. While making the album Lokes and Lipset focused on the natural balance of life, paying special attention to the obvious role that trying to maintain a steady balance plays in both of their day-to-days. The first single, "Distortion," is a playful tell-all of the struggles that come from falling victim to vice while trying to remain righteous and walk a respectable path. Following the same theme, the album starts with a song titled "Outro (Credits Roll)," a song whose beat was made to be the first song on the album but whose lyrics were written like it was the last. Conversely, the last song on the album, titled "Intro (Title Track)" was written to a third party, unusable beat. When Lokes heard the lyrics and brought up his idea of what beat of his would be perfect for the lyrics, it was a beat he had designed to be the last track on the album. It was by fate that the album ended up running backward so well, that's the balance of the Level Heads LP.