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Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 15 produced by 2% Muck ( http://soundcloud.com/twopercentmuck )
Tracks 1 & 14 produced by DJ Rich-Dog ( http://soundcloud.com/dj-rich-rok )
Track 8 produced by Paper Tiger ( http://soundcloud.com/paper-4 )
Track 9 produced by Mike Frey ( http://soundcloud.com/mikefreymusic )
Track 3 features Lizzo ( soundcloud.com/lizzomusic )
Track 4 features Greg Grease ( soundcloud.com/greg-grease )
Track 9 features Freez ( soundcloud.com/freezaburna )
Track 11 features Spyder Baybie Raw Dog ( soundcloud.com/spyderandmuck ) & P.O.S ( soundcloud.com/yeahrightpos )
Track 12 features La Manchita (http://lamanch1ta.bandcamp.com/), Spyder Baybie Raw Dog ( soundcloud.com/spyderandmuck ) & P.O.S ( soundcloud.com/yeahrightpos )
Tracks 13 & 14 feature Spyder Baybie Raw Dog ( soundcloud.com/spyderandmuck )
A lot has changed in the four years since Mike Mictlan released <i>Hand Over Fist</i>, his first full-length album in collaboration with Lazerbeak. He’s played a key role in helping Doomtree, his rap crew for over a decade now, steadily climb into the national spotlight; touring the world over again and again, playing major summer festivals (Lollapalooza, Paid Dues), and winning over critics the likes of Pitchfork, MTV, Spin, and Rolling Stone off of their collaborative 2011 release No Kings.
<i>SNAXXX</i> is the culmination of those four years grinding it out on the road, and it marks a giant leap forward from Mike’s previous solo work. His million-mile-a-minute delivery, tongue twister patterns, and abstract introspection remain completely intact, but there is a much more playful, ambitiously creative side that now creeps heavily into the mix. Musically, <i>SNAXXX</i> takes the traditional everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink Doomtree sound and blows the doors off the hinges. New comer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) produces 11 of the 15 tracks, and it’s his rapid fire snare patterns, crushing low end, and blown out synth lines that anchor and shape this new sonic direction for Mike. <i>SNAXXX</i> also features a slew of Minnesota’s finest up and coming rappers (Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog, Freez) along with lifelong Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S, who shows up on two of the album’s cuts.
Doomtree is releasing <i>SNAXXX</i> out into the world for absolutely free while Mike wraps up his next official full length, in order to give people a taste of where he’s at now and where he’s headed. Just think of it as the stepping stone between Hand Over Fist and the future world of <i>HELLA FRREAL</i>. And make sure to catch Mike out on P.O.S’ We Don’t Even Live Here Tour throughout the rest of the year and into 2013.