Tag: Mikkey Halsted
In a rather revealing interview with The Source, storied Chicago emcee, Mikkey Halsted, discussed a plethora of topics, and among other things, announced that he’s dropping the Mikkey from his name and will now be known as simply Halsted. That’s a bold move for an established artist such as Mikk, but if anyone can pull it off it’s him. It’s worked for the likes of Diddy and 2 Chainz, but Killer Mike and Ghostface Killah didn’t quite fare as well. Either way it’s the same man, with the same talent and character so it shouldn’t matter too much.
Later in the interview, Halsted spoke on his long-awaited album Bulletproof Dreams, and assures us it’ll be out in October. He also gives us some details as far as production and features. We definitely need this one sooner than later:
With each project you’ve put out, you’ve said that they’re a result of having to get something off your chest. And with Bulletproof Dreams on the horizon what else is on your chest?
Really, right now, it’s time to go for history and compete with the greats. A lot of people called Castro a classic. Right now, it’s about raising the bar. Bulletproof Dreams is about letting people know, “Don’t let anybody ever kill your dreams. Keep on doing what you’re doing. Regardless of what’s going on in your life, let your dreams live on.” Just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream didn’t die with him. Castro wrote this speech called “History Will Absolve Me.” I’m not doing it to make a club record. I’m doing it for the record books, bar for bar, song for song.
What can we expect as far as features and production?
I want to get Pusha-T on this project. Me and J.Cole just talked about doing some work together. Producer wise I’m really rocking with No I.D. and he has a producer signed to him called Trackmatic who I have a crazy vibe with. I’m working with Don Cannon really heavily. And I’ve been doing a lot of work with Million $ Mano. It’s gonna be really Chicago produced.
Read the full piece here.
We warned you about this one yesterday, and now it’s go time. A posse cut of epic proportions. Blanco, Mikk, Chop, Giftz and B-Way. That’s a lot of power on one track. It goes all the way down on this one.
For now, you can only stream this joint. If you want to download it, you’re gonna have to wait until Blanco’s White America project drops on July 30th. Go grab that next week.
Blanco. Mikkey. Giftz. Broadway. Chop. Premiering tomorrow on Fake Shore Drive at 12 noon. Set your timers. Set your clocks. Charge your batteries. It’s going down.
Produced by Novacane.
Deeder’s back and he brought Mikkey Halsted and I with him for his latest offering, “Alley Ball”. Can’t go wrong with Deeder, Mikk and Illi on the mic.
Check out “Alley Ball” below.
Directed by TDF Media Group. Produced by Mano.
This remix obviously hit your radar back in March when it first impacted, now we finally get the official video. Blanco, Mikkey, Tree G and Mano? That’s a move you just can’t front. It’s not budging.
Blanco Caine’s White America, hosted by Bigga Rankin, Vic Lloyd and Superstar J is due out later this summer.
Artwork by Black Ant
Clark Airlines made some noise in 2012, but has been relatively quiet thus far in 2013. Well, hi haters, he’s back off hiatus, with Halsted and Misfit in tow for his first single “Felt Like.” This one deals with betrayal and unloyal homies, so it comes as a highly recommended spin.
Clark’s break is over, and he’s prepping the release of his Skyfall project, which will be hosted by the Mixtape Mechaniks, and is set to drop this summer. I guess he felt like it was time. Ha!
Produced by Thelonious Martin
A great record finally gets a video treatment. Life got you down? Well, drown your sorrows with a cold Corona. Find Your Beach in the clip above. It’s an all-star outing from Naledge, Mikk and Thelo.
Download it here.
Shot and chopped by Verluxe.
If you been wondering what Mikk has been up to, then you wonder no longer. Mikkey’s been working on his new project entitled Bulletproof Dreams and gives us a preview of one of the records included on it while giving everyone a look at his recent sold-out show with Don Cannon with this new vlog.
Mikkey’s Bulletproof Dreams project drops next month via No I.D.’s Artium Records.
Mikkey Halsted assists Westside P with a verse on this new record from DJ Logikal and DJ Cortez’ Cognac Muzik 3 mixtape. Remember — Mikk’s Bulletproof Dreams project is due out later this year.
Originally included on the recently released Lyrical Eyes Management mixtape, Tink liberates a tagless version of her collaboration with Money Makin’ Mikkey via Billboard. In addition to the track, Tink also talked to Billboard about the Chi’s rap scene, female artists and more in an interview you can check out up top.
Word has it that Tink’s currently working on a R&B project, so expect to hear more on and from that soon.