Rollies aren’t always your best friend. For Mike Darole, it damn near cost him his life. Unfortunately for the Bay Area native, he was shot once already years ago back home in San Jose, resulting in open heart surgery to keep him alive. Fast forward to a few months back, he was shot AGAIN, this time in the comfort of his own home.
2 guys jumped him in the elevators of his apartment complex in Los Angeles, and Mike went into straight survival mode to protect himself. The physical altercation resulted in the rapper getting shot in the elbow, landing him right back in the hospital — a dark place full of pain that he already had to overcome.
King Ice caught up with Mike Darole to discuss his $50K Rolex, and why that led the two guys to try to rob him in the elevator. Thankfully, Mike survived and is here to tell his truth.
Can you touch on the Rolex and the bad energy that it brought?
Jewelry itself, those are trophies to me. I work really hard for that. I work really hard in general. I I want to purchase jewelry because in this music industry, that’s one of the things that other artists see. Fans and other people see jewelry, they’re like “okay.” The thing is with jewelry and materialistic things, it brings negative energy. That’s the people who don’t have what you have. I had to learn the hard way. I didn’t know that having all the jewelry was going to bring this type of energy, and that I’d be getting shot. It’s unfortunate. Sometimes I don’t even want to buy this shit anymore, because I have to look over my shoulder? Or I have to hire security to be with me? It’s ridiculous.
Talk about your cross pieces?
This right here means life forever. I really do believe in God, so I have crosses on me. I have a cross right here [points to tattoo]. I feel safe with this.