MP3: Mikey Dollaz – “Good As It Gets” ft. I.L Will (Prod. by Sonny Digital)
The Chicago Rapper Captivates With High Energy Delivery on Haunting Sonny Digital Production From Forthcoming Picture Me Rollin’ Mixtape
Chicago rapper Mikey Dollaz is an early favorite for the Highest Energy Raps of 2016. Hailing from the city’s West Side, the first single from his Picture Me Rollin’ mixtape finds Mikey Dollaz teaming up with decorated Atlanta producer Sonny Digital. A demanding track, “Good As It Gets” has Mikey Dollaz and I.L Will trading verses packed with sanctimonious bars that assault the haunting production. “Mikey Dollaz continues to impress,” notes HotNewHipHop in their premiere of the track. Frequent collaborators, Mikey Dollaz and I.L Will previously teamed up for their mixtape Ovatyme, in addition to working together on several video singles.
Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin’ mixtape is slated to release February 19th. The project has a range of impressive production, from working with electronic trendsetters Obey City, Zora Jones, and Planet Mu‘s Silk Road Assassins, to major keys from the street rap realm with additional contributions from Sonny Digital, Dun Deal, and Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Mikey Dollaz brings an energy comparable to Danny Brown with a voice nearer to Young Dro and an obvious reflection of his home city’s drill movement. “Good As It Gets” follows last week’s loose single release from Mikey Dollaz, “Forever Be Dat Guy,” which found SALVA flipping Art of Noise‘s “Moments in Love” into a boastful drill anthem assisted by the sub-genre’s architect King Louie. “Mikey [Dollaz] has star quality,” SALVA says. “He’s a beast in the studio… his voice is crazy too, I get flashes of 2pac in there every now and again.”
Mikey Dollaz was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, where street drama derailed a promising basketball career. After a prison stint, he invested himself in the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, working with influential Chicago director DGainz on “All We Know is Drill,” which earned him a co-sign from King Louie, who he’s since collaborated with several times. It’s through DGainz that Mikey Dollaz also linked up with Tink and Dreezy, the latter of which he teamed up with for 2013’s Business and Pleasure project.
Listen to Mikey Dollaz ft. I.L Will – “Good As It Gets” (Prod. by Sonny Digital): https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/good-as-it-gets-ft-il-will-prod-by-sonny-digital
Check out the HotNewHipHop premiere: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/mikey-dollaz-as-good-as-it-gets-feat-il-will-prod-by-sonny-digital-new-song.1968243.html
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 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
“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