Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl on December 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Hollywood, California. His debut self-titled solo album was released Nov. 7, 2006 on Interscope/Shoot to Kill Records in association with MySpace Records. Avalon blends dark, lewd, and humorous hooks with heavy beats. Frequent topics of Avalon’s songs are his experiences with substance abuse. Avalon’s family upbringing was tumultuous; both he and his parents used drugs.  Avalon’s paternal grandparents are Holocaust survivors who endured lasting injuries from their imprisonment at Auschwitz. By his early 20s, he had married, had a daughter, and moved to Portland, Oregon, where he turned to prostitution to fund his heroin habit.  Upon moving to Los Angeles, he was befriended by ex-MTV VJ Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty) who encouraged Avalon to rap and collaborated with him. The two began passing out demos to Hollywood clubs and soon developed a following among fans of the Los Angeles nightclub scene. Mickey also attended college at Webster University in St. Louis, MO for a brief time before he signed with Interscope Records. Mickey has a unique rhyming style and raps mostly about his experiences on the streets, with drugs, and prostitution. He is a member of The Dyslexic Speedreaders, a rap group, whom also includes rappers Dirt Nasty, Andre Legacy, and Beardo. Dirt Nasty, Beardo, and Andre Legacy all appear in Avalon’s recent music video, «Fuckin’ ‘Em All». In recent years Avalon toured internationally, appeared on an episode of The Simple Life, and appeared in a Boost Mobile commercial with Young Jeezy and Jermaine Dupri. He is currently working with Travis Barker of +44 on his new album. Avalon’s song «My Dick» (also featuring Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy) was featured in the 2008 movie Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. «My Dick» can be found on Avalon’s self-titled (Mickey Avalon) album as a hidden song on track 69. His song «Jane Fonda» was featured briefly in an episode of Entourage (Episode: Strange Days). He collaborated with the Happy Mondays on their 2007 album Uncle Dysfunktional, providing vocals on the track «Deviants». Avalon co-wrote Unwritten Law’s radio hit, «Shoulda Known Better, » and also provided vocals for a remix version which has been released on Unwritten Law’s «best of» album, The Hit List. Avalon is also a member of the legendary Los Angeles-based graffiti crew CBS (Can’t Be Stopped / City Bomb Squad)..