Polow Dude, the Gulf Coast’s premier reggae/ rapper,is an American rapper was born Mikhail Ocketto Dalling on April 20, 1985, in Clark’s Town, Jamaica.
Growing up in the part of Jamaica they don’t show the tourists, Mikhail felt the pressure to succeed from an early age. His grandmother struggled to raise him and his siblings in a crowded home with a leaking roof and no indoor plumbing. As the oldest, Mikhail knew he must help provide for his family. As soon as he was able, he went to work and spent his teen years working at the local market, in a bakery, even as a picker for a nearby marijuana plantation, before training to work as a professional welder.
Despite the obstacles facing a poor Jamaican kid, Mikhail fell in love with the power of music. Inspired by such legends as Bob Marl