D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz – Goody Bag ’92

Andrew Barber

The Chi-Town duo D. & Mikey drop their mixtape, Goody Bag ’92.

The project features Really Doe, Arlo, Derty Harry, Voyce G.I. Go and others.  Hit the jump for the tracklist, DL link and press release.

D. Meeks & Mikey Streetz – Goody Bag ’92

D. Meeks and Mikey Streetz are back with their sophomore mixtape Goody Bag ‘92. This ode to the golden era of hip-hop delivers with smooth hooks, throwback samples and ridiculous flows. These two have earned their stripes in the clubs, on the college campuses, and in the South Suburbs where they’re from, and their growth and progression shines through on this mixtape.

The first track, the Introduction, starts the journey into Goody Bag’92 with a mellow ’90s type beat. The crowd favorite, SBs, is an ode to the sneakers of the same name and an instant classic. They soften it up for the ladies on Fantasize, produced by known Chicago beat maker Tony Baines. And the pair switch it all the way up on “Feel Good” with a dusty beat that sounds like a stepper’s cut, but they make it work riding the flow like veterans. Meeks and Streetz have put in a lot work and it shows.

“We wanted to just incorporate our lifestyle and put it to music, and to also let people know a little bit more about D.Meeks and Mikey Streetz,” according to Streetz. “We added the’92 cuz that was one of the years we felt hip-hop was at its strongest point.”

Mikey Streetz lets loose on the “Intermission” and “Feel Good”, slaying the beat and flowing with punchlines that will quickly make you forget he’s only 18. The metaphors are flowing like a river, and they have confidence and presence far beyond their years.

Meeks shows off his lyrical skills on “What Can I Do” and “We Ain’t Feeling” Metaphorically rhyming on the Luther Ingram sampled track about business, women, and his management company.

“Goody Bag ’92 as a whole is the best work from me and Mikey right now,” according to Meeks. “We put together a solid strong mixtape for the world and hopefully they love it cuz we put in a lot of time and hard work in the studio to get it done.”

They studied the greats, and they know what hip-hop was like in the 1990s. They’ve worked day and night to polish their skills, and they’ve logged more time on stage at local venues than some veteran Chicago acts. This young hip-hop duo has held there on in shows with GLC, Big Sean, Rhymefest, Mikey Halsted ,Chip the Ripper and Really Doe.

“I love everything about it from the artwork to the songs,” said Meeks. “This mixtape is about progression and development and that is what we’re doing. “

-LEAH BANKS
Free Lance Hip-Hop Reporter

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