Maikal X was born Michael Parkinson, hence Maikal and the X reflects all that he is known for. Even though Maikal X lived in the Netherlands all his life, having a Curacaolenian mother and Guyanese father made it almost impossible for him to lose the Caribbean feel for music and rhythm.
Maikal X started out as a break-dancer at the age of 6 and later on discovered his singing abilities. At the age of 17 Maikal X started touring in The Netherlands and Belgium with the well-known Dutch formation Gotcha!
From 1998, Maikal X (then known as Rollarocker/Shyrock) enjoyed critical and commercial success with the group Postmen. They had a string of hit singles such as “Cocktail” and “You Wait”, released on their hit debut album “Documents”. After winning several prizes (Silver Harp, Heineken Crossover award) and releasing 3 albums, Maikal X left the group in 2004.
In 2008, Maikal X was signed by the independent label Rock ’N Vibes. The same label responsible for the success of Ziggi, one of Holland's best Reggae artists. Maikal X hit the studio with producer Mr. Rude to record new solo material to pursue his solo career. In June 2010 his long-awaited solo debut album "Genesis" was released.