There are three artists under "Big Mike": 1. Michael Barnett (born 1971, better known by his stage name Big Mike, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was originally a member of Convicts with Houston rapper Mr. 3-2. Their album would be the first of many releases Mike would put out on Houston based Rap-A-Lot Records. He made his next major appearances with the Geto Boys on the 1993 album Till Death Do Us Part. He was brought on to replace Willie D, who had left the group.