Michael Alexander "Banger" Cadahia is an Amercian RIAA certified multi-platinum Grammy award winning recording engineer, mixing engineer, record producer, beat maker, writer, musician, artist, and designer. He is of Cuban descent born and raised in Miami FL.
— Keegan Williams (@KeegansWay) April 13, 2017
He began on a drumset which evolved into an MPC. Micing drums led to engineering experience and making beats eventually landed him on protools software with a midi keyboard. It wasn't long before he was producing, recording, and mixing the whole block.
— kirby. (@KirbyJayy) April 12, 2017
Early in his career, Mike interned at 3 recording studios simultaneously. He was cleaning toilets during Tha Carter while recording Rick Ross's Triple-C mixtapes as well as producing for Jacki-O at Poe Boy Records. He overworked himself to the top of the charts
It’s Weezy fault he like his shit like that shit what they suppose to do go against what he said lol... @MikeBanger come back for Weezy
— A$AP Retro (@Retro_CodChamp) October 1, 2017
He's most known for moving up to being Lil Wayne's right hand man at the height of Weezy's career, helping pioneer a sound for generations. Together, they never left the studio for half a decade and traveled in a studio equipped tour bus. During Wayne's incarceration, Banger remained in the studio and finished Lil Wayne's album, arranging whatever last bits were incomplete and mixing it on his own. He recorded Wayne's verse on Drake's "Light Up" song, over the phone. His first mix "Right Above It" featuring a young upcoming Drake, topped the charts. "YM BANGER" was produced, recorded (on the bus), and mixed all by Mike Banger.
— KEV (@KevJJW) March 10, 2017
Mike recorded some of Nicki Minaj and Drake's first verses on Young Money before their debut albums. Lil Wayne historically went on to dock years of Mike Banger's payment causing great financial distress for no humane reason. Despite Banger challenging the delinquent payment system in the midst of being disrespected in the workplace, things have not changed. As a result, Banger has gone AWOL.
— august° (@obaugust_) April 12, 2017
We hope future recording engineers, producers, studio personnel, and all behind the scenes service people in general start getting paid fairly thanks to Mike Banger's protest. If not, email us your situation.
— A$AP Retro (@Retro_CodChamp) November 28, 2017
— Davison (@Davsion115) October 3, 2017