War in my Pen

MIKE - War in my Pen
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Based on 53 ratings
2018 Ratings: #118
December 21, 2018 / Release Date
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76
Pitchfork

Of MIKE’s four projects last year, War in My Pen is the cleanest-sounding, but the New York rapper still prizes a faraway vibe that rewards close listening.

Henny
75
Some Rap Songs 2?
papadave
65
I know you all want to reach out and grasp onto SRS, because it's an easy comparison, but there are other artists one could compare here. Such as one of 2018's most impressive rising artists, JPEGMAFIA. Some tracks here feel like the production, if beat up more, could have ended up on his "Black Ben Carson" album, and for some reason "Grabba" on this record reminded me of the distraught production found on JPEG's 2018 release, "Veteran". Unlike JPEG however, MIKE ... read more
Cyd
71
This is SRS only its lacking any charm/connection Earl has and is replaced by some random dude called mike.

If this came out before SRS it would be interesting to see how people’s opinions on the two albums differ.
NR
Definitely doesn't live up to the beauty of last mixtape MAY GOD BLESS OUR HUSTLE but he definitely brings the quality MIKE back after weird route with the albums. Yes, there tends to be a huge Earl influence, but honestly he's had quite a big influence on Earl if you look at the timeline of things.
Knxckebeatz
73
Some Rap Songs 2.0
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Track List

  1. Choco
  2. Grabba
  3. October Baby
  4. NeverKnocked
  5. Rottweiler
  6. Like My Mama (feat. Navy Blue)
  7. Prayers (feat. Medhane)
  8. Ucr
  9. Red Sox/Babylon (feat. Jadasea & Taphari)
  10. AFC (feat. King Carter)
  11. Nothin' to Me
  12. Smoke
  13. For You
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Added on: December 21, 2018