War in my Pen

MIKE - War in my Pen
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2018 Ratings: #105
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December 21, 2018 / Release Date
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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.

On "Some Rap Songs", Earl Sweatshirt is really inspired by MIKE (no, it's not MIKE that was inspired by Earl). MIKE shares at least one thing in common with Earl Sweatshirt: they both faced depression. Deprived of a maternal figure and prone to aggression as a teenager, he starts playing music in 2015 for clean is mind, a poster of King Krule and another of MF Doom on the walls of his room. By putting words on his ills, Michael Bonema has become more relaxed. He has buried his demons ... read more
I REALLY don't know how to talk about MIKE's projects and MIKE himself, like the only thing i can think of while listening to his projects is Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs.

The production is very similar with the sample-heavy and messy beats, even down to the delivery, MIKE raps in a monotone, uninterested voice, just like Earl.

So to me, MIKE is a very uninspired artist that has one good album at the moment (tears of joy). I wish he'll change his sound, or be more unique, because if he ... read more
Some Rap Songs 2?
MIKE discord: https://discord.gg/66QP985
^^^^ mike discord
Flowchart: https://twitter.com/ViozeX/status/1236555754493997056?s=20

MIKE EDITION: new yorks underground: part #8

I feel like within the jazz-tract hip-hop scene, there really is two sides of coin. On one side there's the extremely choppy samples and the avant-garde production, and on the other side there's the lo-fi, minimalist and very low-key jazzy production. And I believe these two different styles will eventually grow on and ... read more
Hjelp i cant stop playing Grabba
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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