Video: Mikey Dollaz – “Hot 16”
The Prolific Chicago Emcee Follows His Good Music Gone Bad Mixtape With Turnt Up Visual Debuted by Dirty Glove Bastard
“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
Mikey Dollaz fuses Chicago drill and Bristol’s own twist on grime into one invigorating ride on “Hot 16,”which premiered via Dirty Glove Bastard. Over fiery production from Bristol producers Daffy and KYO, the video has Mikey Dollaz proving his strength with braggadocio rhymes about street cred and success. Earlier this week, Mikey Dollaz released his Good Music Gone Bad mixtape, flexing 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 Good Music Gone Bad, Chicago producer Saint the Good Boy and Mikey Dollaz make hard-hitting, menacing street music for the block and the club.
Prior to the release of Good Music Gone Bad, Mikey Dollaz shared a video for the sinister “Street Symphony“ featuring GuGu, I.L. Will and JB Bin Laden, as well as 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. The Chicago heavy hitter dropped his “Commas“visual last month, which MTV called “the waviest shit I’ve heard all year” while naming his Picture Me Rollin project one of 2016’s most underappreciated albums so far. A versatile lyricist, Mikey Dollaz has worked with an impressive range of genre-bending producers including SALVA, Sonny Digital, and Obey City to create trap ballads and electronic-influenced bangers alike. “My sound really isn’t inspired by any place or person,” Mikey Dollaz explains. “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.”
Watch “Hot 16”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVag66x1j6s
Check out the Dirty Glove Bastard premiere: http://www.dirty-glove.net/dgb-video-premiere-mikey-dollaz-hot-16/
Listen to Good Music Gone Bad: https://soundcloud.com/mikey-dollaz-1/sets/good-music-gone-bad-1
Download Good Music Gone Bad: http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/40066/mikey-dollaz-good-music-gone-bad.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 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