In 2007, while interning at a radio station, the now-23-year-old met and began working with MC Big Sean. A couple of years later, Posner had his own deal with J Records and released a pair of mix-tapes — A Matter of Time and One Foot Out the Door. Those titles alone are suggestive of Posner's eagerness to dive full time into music. But he decided to complete his degree at Duke, doing music biz stuff on the side and touring on the weekends before earning his sheepskin in sociology last year.
Mike Posner plays Cintas Center Saturday. Go here to read Mike Breen's full Sound Advice.