now playing: Beware of the Monkey by MIKE

Beware of the Monkey is a work of intimate brilliance. it’s a gift to hear your story expressed this way.

Beware of the Monkey full album youtube stream

Beware of the Monkey breathes ongoing styles of wordsmithing complementing Mike’s already prolific discography. sitting among the ranks with abstract hip-hop artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Navy Blue, and Maviโ€”Mike holds his own flow during every hypnotic vocal transmission and transition. you can certainly hear the styling in What Do I Do? & Light.

art takes you and makes you think. it melts you and gives back purpose to the humdrum. Mike releases a consciously poetic barโ€“forโ€“bar cypher dissolving intimate family memories while overcoming significant and sometimes relatable moments in his life. this is thirteen tracks of living modern classics as of 2023.

support is significant, and it’s clear it takes surrounding yourself with the right folks to make shit change or to get things on track. the almost tangible backdrops provided by producer dj blackpower creates a perfect audio storybook in harmony with Mike’s raps. shout outs to writers jadasea, klein, sister nancy, king carter; mix & mastering by gabriel schuman; album artwork by bianca fields.

Beware of the Monkey is something you can play through (probably several times running a 33m 33s track time) during a solid art sesh, skate sesh, wholesome commute.. etc.

something to consider.

(also please listen to Swoosh 23 it’s a whole bop)

recommended tracks:

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full album:

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#botm2k22 biggest thanks to my family, to my loved ones and friends for always pushing me to do better and being compassionate enough to help me when i can’t! i wouldn’t of been able to do none of this without naavin! biggest shout out to him, biggest shout out to ashlin for staying there every night n helpin me appreciate these songs again. super big shout out to my sisters vicky and cindy for helping out with the videos and always giving me words of encouragement and reminding to love myself! thank you to niontay for being there through the doubt, and 4 being such a wonderful writer to learn from! big shout to abraham always for giving the vision a heart! biggest thanks 2 sean and ryosuke the champ for making this album a mooovie! thank you to salimata for being the intricate rapper that she is, and inspiring me everyday. big thanks to gabe for mixing this shit n not making it sound like a raw sweet potato! blessing to cruzin, brayan and taka for being the best big brothers anyone can ask for! thank you to sosa for doing the phenomenal intro n outro on WEARY LOVE ๐Ÿ’” thank you to king carter for that fabulous verse on concrete and kleins angelic voice on Ipari Park! that one is for our country forreal! thank you to sideshow for being my soldier and the earnest heart that he is. thank you to aziz for the gas pack especially the #waygu! thank you to sister nancy for being the queen she is and lacing the track with fire! thank you to jadasea for being the best rapper and blessing Light (if u cant see). thank you imani for always being the most supportive friend and always giving the project a listen while its still crusty. ( this also goes for jack, as well as being the real slimester on call of duty.) thank you to bianca for the amazing work in general and for being kind enough to let us use that holy grail! grateful for my brother darryl for always remaining strong and humorous!! thank you to my babies skylah and saniyah for being the smartest and coolest nieces an uncle can have! thank you to anysia for being there and inspiring me as well with her amazing production! biggest thanks to red-lee for encouraging me to love this music, and always pushing me creatively. thank you to cynthia for always pushing my creative brain and also being such a great friend!!!! im so grateful, there’s plenty more i could name. im grateful if you still listen, im grateful to my father and my mother because their prayers are working! but yes thank you to all of you beautiful people ๐Ÿ’œ ;).

MIKE via Youtube

see MIKE & friends in New Orleans 04/07/2023 at Gasa Gasa

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