Mix Master Mike (born Michael Schwartz in 1970) first attracted attention as a member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, one of the most acclaimed DJ collectives of their era -- three-time winners of the annual world scratching competition, they were eventually barred from entering as a result of a lack of any solid competition. Debuting in 1996 with Michristmasterpiece Muziks Worst Nightmare, Mike's skills eventually brought him to the attention of the Beastie Boys, who recruited him to serve as the DJ on their 1998 LP, Hello Nasty, and on tour; his second solo record, Anti-Theft Device, appeared that same summer. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi