Michael McDonald, Made In Philly, Wants His Legacy To Be The Change in Miami Music Scene

Hip-Hop artist, Founder, Creator, and CEO of Miami Pop Up, Michael McDonald, is revolutionizing the
Miami Music Scene through his legacy. As a local Miami Hip-Hop artist, better known as Made in Philly
to his fans, McDonald released his first album “South Street to South Beach” in September 4th, 2020. The
layered album presents a mixture of endlessly-playable array of tracks with deftly-produced beats
accompanied by raw, skillful lyrics. Reaching 100k streams on music platforms, Michael’s hit showed no
sign of slowing down.
Stemming from his own passion for music, McDonald wanted to design an environment of exposure for
artists and entrepreneurs alike by creating the Miami Pop Up. On February 4th, 2019, McDonald’s first
Miami Pop Up event became a platform for local independent artists and entrepreneurs to showcase their
talent, budding businesses, and individual brands. Making his dream a legacy, McDonald’s monthly
Miami Pop Up showcases the epitome of the diverse Miami culture at various venues selling out the event
weeks in advance. The event has hosted artists including New York rapper & artist Dave East, NFL star
Jerome Baker, Jim Jones, Trina, DJ Stevie J, Foreign Teck, Tory Lanez, and DJ Bodega. Made In Philly was also apart of Miami Donda with Kanye West.
Having experienced multiple hardships in life himself, McDonald is aware of the impact small gestures
can make in people’s lives. Driven to further give back abundantly to the community, McDonald founded
The Give Back Foundation. Through the foundation, McDonald makes it a point to ensure that those
gestures are done in the most impactful way possible for those in need. The foundation hosts numerous
events that provide water, food, clothing, and health and wellness vendors to the homeless and those in
need. The foundation also holds annual holiday events such as the Give Back Toy Drive where they also
accept donations through Christmas Eve. Like the Miami Pop Up, the events for the Give Back
Foundation continuously grow with each event showing the significance of value and dedication for the
Through his music and promotional efforts, McDonald knows that growth means nothing if you are not
also honorably giving back to the community that contributed to your growth. As McDonald continues to
impact the local community through events, he also is prepping to inspire the Miami Music Scene further
with his sophomore Made in Philly release, “Pandemic Pack”, accompanied by numerous album tracks.

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