“I am from the gutter where the cupboard was bare, cause my Mother took on more than she could bare, I swear. From where n’z don’t care, and I don’t love money but you need it like air. That’s on everything, ready, aim, fire; The Midwest King, your Sire, none higher; First Class.”
Here we finally have the street/warm up single off Mikkey’s indie album, Dark Room, which is scheduled to drop this Fall. Rumor has it Mikkey just inked a deal for Dark Room, and that’s been the hold up on the project. Details on rumored deal should be coming any day now, so congrats to Mikk if that’s the case.
This leak comes courtesy of Sean Mac, who cuffed “First Class” for his upcoming mixtape The Mac Chronicles: Volume 1. There are just a couple tags on here, but I could care less as this joint is an absolute monster. The beat is crazy and Mikk snapped his ass off lyric-wise. Look for more Mikkey and Pro collaborations to appear on Dark Room.
Mikkey Halsted – First Class (Prod. by Prolyfic) [Tags]
Gangsta Gibbs threw a nice little soiree last night at Beauty Bar. Looking forward to checking him out tomorrow at Pitchfork.
Here’s the last leak off Gotham’s Gotham Green & Quickie Mart drops on Tuesday.
Gotham Green feat. Freddie Gibbs & Jes Hudak – Tell Me Something
An interesting collabo to the say the least – but hey – it actually works. Off Paul’s upcoming album Heart Of A Champion, where ever track is produced by Travis Barker. They’ve got the internets going nuts.
Paul Wall feat. Kid Sister & Bun B – Imma Get It
Bonus: Here’s another dope ass track from the Paul Wall (baby) album, I just had to include it.
Paul Wall feat. Yelawolf, Raekwon and Jay Electronica – Live It
Produced by Onis
I thought Def Sounds did a pretty good job summing this up:
Truthfully the name says it all! Onis(Honest) hails from the Southside of Chicago. The “Wild 100′s” is where Onis stumbled upon Hip Hop, and every since then it has been one of his favored outlets. “I can express whatever I’m feeling at any given time with music. It’s the element that puts me where I’ve never been” says Onis. He started off honing his craft with the group, Skwod Deep. However, after a few years he decided to do his own thing and go solo. A writer, a producer, and most of all an emcee, Onis provides a fresh breath to the Chicago music scene. “I would describe my style as having an old school foundation with new school notation. I wanna bring that HIP HOP feel back! None of that corny hip hop tho!” says Onis. Pairing with Stay Humble Ent, Onis has positioned himself for his first ‘Ish’tape release “On The Contrary” which was hosted and mixed by DJ Jay Illa! With a vast love for Architecture/design and his “Old Soul” ways, he’s sure to bring us something fresh, something new! And now without further due I’d like to present, as Onis would say, “Its O 2da!!”
Onis – Doing What I Can
Produced by the Blended Babies
Possibly my favorite (at least top three) track from Skooda Chose’s latest mixtape TFM2 (download here), which dropped a few weeks back. Finally, I’ve gotten my hands on a No DJ version of this collabo from Skooda and the GMG boss, Twista. The Blended Babies laced the beat for this one.
Skooda Chose & Twista – Heavy [No DJ]
Previously: Skooda Chose – Top Five Material Pt. 2 [Mixtape]