Video: Mikey Dollaz – “Problem”

Premiered by ThisIs50, the Chicago Emcee Shows Off His “Problematic” Lifestyle with New Visual



Critical Praise:

The waviest shit I’ve heard all year.” – MTV

“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

Mikey Dollaz has emerged as one of Chicago’s most promising new talents, especially for his genre-spanning ability.” – HotNewHipHop

Picture Me Rollin’ documents Mikey Dollaz as a major player in the street rap scene”Dummy Mag

“Mikey Dollaz is making some major moves to push the drill sound beyond the confines of the Windy City.”Complex

The Video:

Over blistering bass and ghostly bells, Mikey DollazProblem visual has the emcee confronting his longstanding saga with drugs and mobbing out a house with his crew. Mikey conquers his rhymes, delivering dark, menacing verses atop a slowed half-time beat. Premiered by ThisIs50, “Problem” is a standout track of his recently released Good Music Gone Bad mixtape, and exhibits the fierce grime-influenced and Chicago drill sound that has helped Mikey Dollaz gain attention as one Chicago’s most noteworthy upcoming rappers. “I’ma Problem” follows the visual for Hot 16,” which premiered by Dirty Glove Bastard and was praised by HipHopDX as “an invigorating ride.” Last month, 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 GuGuI.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 Commasvisual 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.”

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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.


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“Hot 16”:

Good Music Gone Bad


“Biggie N Diddy”:

“Waddup/Who Betta” (prod. by SALVA):

“Forever Be Dat Guy” (ft. King Louie; Prod. by SALVA): //

Picture Me Rollin’

“Good As It Gets” (ft. I.L Will; Prod. by Sonny Digital):

“Hot Boy” (Prod. by Obey City):