Tag: Mikkey Halsted

DJ MoonDawg f/ Mikkey Halsted & Kid Marquis – A Friendly Face

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments


Produced by Nascent

MoonDawg cracks open his vaults today to bring us a joint that’s about a year and a half old. It was recorded for a MoonDawg project that never materialized, and it has been sitting away quietly locked in MD’s vault somewhere.

The beat was eventually sold to 50 Cent for his Animal Ambition project, on the track “Flip On You,” which featured ScHoolboy Q. Today MoonDawg has unleashed this Chicago version featuring Halsted and Kid Marquis. Call that friendly fire.

Familiarize yourself with “A Friendly Face” below. And also be sure to check out Moon’s Midwest Kush Episode 2 under the cut as well.

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Mikkey Halsted – Web We Weave

| December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by Da Internz. Scratches by DJ ALO.

Before 2014 comes to a close, Mikkey Halsted returns with the second official release from his forthcoming Bulletproof Dreams project. Mikk speaks from the perspective of the world wide web here and provides some much needed food for thought. Says Mikk:

THE PAST YEAR, I’ve been focusing on Lil Herb and the other new artists on my new label, Machine Entertainment Group. HOWEVER, BUT THE TIMES IN AMERICA HAVE DICTATED THAT I PUT THIS NEW PROJECT OUT. THE 1st track I dropped was Salmon Croquettes produced by NO ID. This one is produced by Da INTERNZ w/ scratches by DJ ALO.

Listen to “Web We Weave” below.

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Dat Boy Hot f/ Mikkey Halsted – Real

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced Jonny Yayo

With Yayo on the beat, and Halsted on the feature, Dat Boy returns with yet another release from his #10For10 series. What’s real? What’s fake? Well, the real is here right now on Fake Shore Drive. Listen up below.

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KD Young Cocky f/ Mikkey Halsted – Missing

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Produced by D. Brooks

Some introspective and thought-provoking street music from Mikkey Halsted and KD Young Cocky. KD’s been super consistent as of late, so we’re most definitely excited for his forthcoming project. D. Brooks on the beat yet again.

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Mikkey Halsted f/ Tia London – What Love Is

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by The Legendary Traxster.

Mikkey and Tia London try to figure out exactly what love is on this new joint that you can give a listen below. The single is also available for purchase on iTunes, so be sure to cop it if you need the mp3.

Mikkey’s new project, Bulletproof Dreams, is due out later this year.

Mikkey Halsted – Salmon Crouquettes

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments


Produced by No I.D. Scratches by Boogz Da Beast.

Mikkey Halsted’s planning to drop not one, but two projects this year — one being the highly anticipated Bulletproof Dreams LP. Today, Halsted gives us the first official offering from Bulletproof Dreams titled “Salmon Crouquettes”, produced by none other than No I.D.

Mikk and Dion never disappoint and this new record is no exception. Get some ‘salmon crouquettes’ in your life below. Bulletproof Dreams drops March 4th — consider yourself warned.

Mikkey Halsted Changes Name To Halsted, Announces Release Date For ‘Bulletproof Dreams’

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments


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.

Blanco Caine f/ Mikkey Halsted, Giftz & Broadway – Go [Prod. by Young Chop]

| July 23, 2013 | 2 Comments


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.

Cover Art: Blanco Caine x Mikkey Halsted x Giftz x Broadway x Young Chop – Go

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments


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.

Bodi Deeder f/ Mikkey Halsted & The Boy Illinois – Alley Ball

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

alley ball

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.