Mixtape: Mikey Dollaz – Good Music Gone Bad (Prod. by Saint The Good Boy)
The Prolific Chicago Emcee Drops His Second Hard-Hitting Tape of 2016
“There’s something in the water in Chicago. The energy that a lot of their artists come with can be infectious (Chance the Rapper), grimy (L.E.P. Bogus Boys-R.I.P.), or in your face raw. Mikey Dollaz can be seen as the new ambassador for the last variety.” – Mass Appeal
“[Picture Me Rollin’] does display Dollaz’ astonishing versatility, with everything from trappy ballads to trunk-rattling EDM-influenced bangers to straight up party anthems” – HotNewHipHop
“Picture Me Rollin’ documents Mikey Dollaz as a major player in the street rap scene” – Dummy Mag
“The waviest shit I’ve heard all year.” – MTV
Straight out of Chicago’s West Side, Mikey Dollaz has an aggressive and percussive, yet nimble flow that allows him to attack a huge variety of production styles from drill to grime to electronic. On his Good Music Gone Bad mixtape, released today, Mikey Dollaz meets a perfect match in Chicago producer Saint the Good Boy, who produced the entire mixtape, whose operatic drill beats allow Mikey Dollaz to rhyme with a fierce energy. Together, Saint and Mikey Dollaz make hard-hitting, menacing street music for the block and the club. Prior to today’s release of Good Music Gone Bad, Mikey Dollaz released a video for the sinister “Street Symphony,“ featuring GuGu, I.L. Will and JB Bin Laden, which has garnered over 133K views on YouTube. Last night, he dropped a visual for the shimmering synth slow-burner “Any Given Sunday“, a short clip directed by DaDaCreative which artfully details a day in the life on the West Side of Chicago for Mikey Dollaz.
“I named the mixtape Good Music Gone Bad as a play on my producer, Saint the Good Boy’s name. He produces good music and I rap about bad stuff like gang banging, sex, drugs,” explains Mikey Dollaz. “He’s one of the bigger producers and engineers in Chicago and one of the ones I’ve like working with the most so we decided to do a whole project together.” Saint has worked with Lil Mouse, Matty Baby, King Louie, Katy Got Bands, and more.”
Earlier in 2016, Mikey Dollaz fused his hometown drill raps with innovative electronic production Picture Me Rollin, which MTV named one of 2016’s most underappreciated albums so far. The mixtape included contributions from top street rap producers like Sonny Digital, Dun Deal, Honorable C-N.O.T.E. as well as electronic beats from SALVA, Silk Road Assassins, Anti-G and Obey City of Lucky Me. “My sound really isn’t inspired by any place or person,” Mikey Dollaz reveals. “But drugs play a big role in how my music sounds. You can tell how high I am off the energy of my music. When I first started rapping I always recorded on drugs, so that’s what I was kind of used to and stuck on.”
Good Music Gone Bad on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/sets/good-music-gone-bad-1
Good Music Gone Bad on LiveMixtapes: http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/40066/mikey-dollaz-good-music-gone-bad.html
Watch “Any Given Sunday”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0gpQQiSYs
Mikey Dollaz Background:
To watch Chicago’s Mikey Dollaz is to see an artist’s vision coming into focus in real time. In less than three short years, he’s grown from a competent drill rapper to a versatile lyricist. He sometimes picks themes for entire projects to keep himself on mission: the titles of Sex Music, Music on Drugz and the three Street Life tapes speak for themselves. He literally has more talent than he knows what to do with. In 2016, Mikey Dollaz finds himself established and ready to make a statement as an artist. Done workshopping his flows and test-driving various styles, he’s ready to break out of the midwest and reach for national acclaim with a proper album. Only a couple of years into his career, it’s clear Mikey is yet to reach the limit of his potential.
Good Music Gone Bad: https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/sets/good-music-gone-bad-1
“Any Given Sunday”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH0gpQQiSYs
“Biggie N Diddy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJhRUIy5-os
“Waddup/Who Betta” (prod. by SALVA): https://soundcloud.com/peacemakerworld/mikey-dollaz-waddup-who-betta-prod-by-salva/
“Forever Be Dat Guy” (ft. King Louie; Prod. by SALVA): https://soundcloud.com/salva/mikey-dollaz-feat-king-louie-forever-be-dat-guy-prod-by-salva // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip61Htpww5g
“Hot Boy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdgI_iKzreM
Picture Me Rollin’: https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/sets/picture-me-rollin
“Fuck Me Right”: https://www.youtube.
“Good As It Gets” (ft. I.L Will; Prod. by Sonny Digital): https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/good-as-it-gets-ft-il-will-prod-by-sonny-digital
“Hot Boy” (Prod. by Obey City): https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/hot-boy-prod-by-obey-city