“The common denominator between Chief Keef and Common…”
That quote from “King” on Mikkey Halsted’s latest offering Castro pretty much sums up what you’re going to hear on this project. Through the first few listens, I really didn’t find myself skipping any of the songs on here. If anything, there’s some songs that you will hit repeat on more than others.
I’m curious to see how they’re going to handle the visuals for this project because those will definitely be needed so this can get to the music fans that need to hear this the most.
Unfortunately rappers like Mikkey don’t come a dime a dozen. Not everyone is able to be as cool as they are intelligent as they are dope as they are “real.” One thing I’ve always appreciated about this cat is that you can tell he isn’t one of those “hip hop is a mirror of society” type rappers that just “rap about what’s going on around them” without offering any kind of context. Nor is he one of those dudes that talk about things from a far off distance, so far that it comes off as preachy or holier than thou.
That’s why the Chief Keef/Common makes so much sense. He knows what’s going on, but he’s not a “bomb” seeking to destroy. Nor is he coming off as some angel that’s supposed to swoop in and save only the people who can see or believe him.