Michael Donovan Williams, also known as Mikemetic, has spent over two decades actively building and positively contributing to the creative arts community in Richmond, Virginia, Philly, and other cities up and down the East Coast. He is a multi-instrumentalist that has played in award-winning bands, and continues to lead the way in RVA’s curated music culture. His original compositions have accompanied productions at the Modlin Center, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and satellite events for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History. He is also a published author who was described by Style Weekly as “part Public Enemy and part Zora Neale Hurston” for the expressive and authentic content in his 2017 book Hood Haiku, Volume One: Sidewalk Science.

Coffeeshop Sketch by  Aaron Pavelis

Coffeeshop Sketch by Aaron Pavelis

Sticker Portrait by  Noah Scalin

Sticker Portrait by Noah Scalin


• Special Event Consultation

• Voice-Over Narration

• Original Musical Composition • Sound Design

• Theatrical Accompaniment - Sound

• Youth Engagement

• Targeted Cultural Conceptualization

• Live Audio Curation

Recognitions of Distinction

Style Weekly “Top 40 Under 40” (2012)

• Alpha Psi Omega Theater and Dance Honor Society – University of Richmond (2012)

• Elected as the first African-American male Chairperson on the Board of Directors for a Virginia charter school (Patrick Henry School of Science and Art - 2015)


VIBERATE - Music Scientist (2017 – Present)

Work with blockchain start-up VIBERATE to build a global decentralized live music marketplace that directly serves the needs of artists, venues, and music lovers

Sonic Curator - Afrikana Film Festival (2018 - present)

Coordinate local DJs and producers to provide soundscapes for AFF short screenings at galleries across RVA; compiled a comprehensive Afrikana-inspired thematic playlist for promotion of the 2018 AFF

WRIR 97.3 LPFM – Production/Programming (2008 – Present)

Live audio production and program design as part of the nation’s largest (by listenership) low-power FM radio station

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Day DJ/Audio Curator (2016 – Present)

Curate audio that complements the theme of each African and African-American Art Family Day at the VMFA; Lead youth cultural sessions around arts of the Diaspora

Afro Beta Soundsystem– Executive Creative (2009 - Present)

Creator/Cultural Coordinator for the Afro Beta hybrid performance collective which blends future afro tech sounds via DJ with live interactive, restorative drumming

Selfie and Post Effects by Mikemetic

Selfie and Post Effects by Mikemetic