Mike Ladd is an American hip hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Hampshire College.He is based in Paris, France.
The Guardian described him as "the king of the hip-hop concept." He has released several collaborative albums with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer.
Mike Ladd's first studio album, Easy Listening 4 Armageddon, was released in 1997. He released Welcome to the Afterfuture in 2000. Nostalgialator was released in 2004. In 2005, he released Negrophilia: The Album, which was inspired by Petrine Archer-Straw's book of the same name.