Video: Mikey Dollaz – “Hot Boy”
The Chicago Emcee Puts The “Recreation” In Recreational Vehicle in New Video For Picture Me Rollin’ Track.
“[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
Another week, another dope Mikey Dollaz video. This week, The FADER brings us the latest visual from the Chicago Drill emcee for the Obey City-produced “Hot Boy,” a highlight from Mikey’s new mixtape Picture Me Rollin’. In their premiere of the original single release, Pigeons and Planes praised the track, saying, “The beat is wild, but Mikey’s voice remains front and center as the commanding force, even through that crazy change-up halfway through.” “Hot Boy” follows the releases of videos for the Sonny Digital-produced “Good As It Gets,” premiered by HipHopDX, and “Flat Or Molly,” premiered byACCLAIM Mag. “Hot Boy” also follows the recent video for the Strict Face-produced “Fuck Me Right,” which Dummy Mag called a “visual concoction that entwines itself to the aquatic and crystalline sounds of Strict Face’s production.” “Hot Boy” depicts a debaucherous, drug-filled gathering in Mikey Dollaz’ RV. As the beat slows down, from pinging party music to a deeper bass-heavy sound, Mikey Dollaz and his crew move in slow motion through a field and through the streets of Chicago, the beat expertly mimicking the party’s comedown phase.
“Me and my manager had been talking about doing a two-part song and when Obey sent that first beat we thought we could throw another Obey beat on the back of it cuz it was so short,” Mikey explains to The FADER. “We rented an RV for the video and smoked dat bitch out wit the guys and then picked up some girls and took ’em to this abandoned farm house to try to get some dope outdoor shots.”
Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin’ mixtape, which debuted last month via FACT Mag, finds Mikey Dollaz teaming up with Planet Mu’s Silk Road Assassins, Dun Deal, and Honorable C.N.O.T.E., in addition to the aforementioned contributions from Sonny Digital, Obey City, and Strict Face, to create a fusion of Electronic and Drill. Prior to Picture Me Rollin’, Mikey Dollaz appeared alongside frequent collaborator and drill rap architect King Louie on a loose single from producer SALVA, “Forever Be Dat Guy,” as gunshots punctuated what seemed to be a tranquil love tune flipping it into a boastful drill anthem. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, street drama derailed a promising basketball career for Mikey Dollaz. After a prison stint, he invested himself in the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, linking with Tinkand Dreezy. Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin’ is available now.
Watch Mikey Dollaz – “Hot Boy”: https://youtu.be/wROQbCMlxcc
Check out The FADER’s premiere: http://www.thefader.com/2016/03/24/mikey-dollaz-obey-city-hotboy
Listen to Picture Me Rollin’: https://soundcloud.
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.
“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
“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