New Project: Mike Schpitz – Topeka, High

Andrew Barber

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Topeka-born, Chicago-living emcee Mike Schpitz returns with a brand new 14-track project (18 if you count the bonus joints) titled Topeka, High. It’s a look back in time, with a 2015 twist on it. Slot-A, Maja 7th, Ill Brown and many others show up to assist in making this high school reunion a success. Get High below.

The album is inspired by and is loosely structured around a high school day at my alma mater(are high school’s alma maters?) Topeka High School. This album has a couple meanings, since I no longer live in Topeka, it is a nod to my hometown. The album is a mix of soulful, reflective hip hop, strictly rhyming and upbeat tracks and some more futuristic sounds mixed with boom bap breaks. The sound is a combination of all of my previous projects and I got to work with almost everyone producer and emcee that I wanted to. I even pulled a couple guys out of retirement. The story of the album actually ends with Still High and So High, which is leading to a potential follow up project. The production is from ThatKidMyself, ILL Brown, Maja 7th, Slot-A, LONEgevity and D-Que and features mostly Topeka artists but also guys like Pete Sayke, Panama and DreDai.

Tracklist
1. Riding High Intro produced by ThatKidMyself
2. City Council featuring Pedro Bizz Juanjulio and Stik Figa produced by Slot-A
3. Schpitz!!! produced by Maja 7th
4. Gandalf produced by Maja 7th
5. Respect My Mind produced by Slot-A
6. What You Say? produced by ThatKidMyself
7. Got It Like That featuring adullessence produced by D-Que
8. Keep It On The Low produced by ThatKidMyself
9. Skies Are Low produced by ThatKidMyself
10. Only Ones produced by ILL Brown
11. Town Up featuring Fresh and $av produced by ILL Brown
12. Halo produced by ThatKidMyself
13. Still High featuring Brianna produced by ILL Brown
14. So High Outro produced by LONEgevity
Bonus Tracks
15. Can’t Touch Me featuring Panama produced by ThatKidMyself
16. Animal House produced by !llmind
17. On Top featuring Pete Sayke and Fuelo produced by LONEgevity
18. The Illest featuring DreDai produced by LONEgevity

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