Monday, June 12, 2017

"Watermelon, Baseball, Apple Pie, Disney Land"


I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's getting really hard to tell the difference between Drake and Mike Stud. The sing-songy rap flow with extra swag on deck they both possess is damn near identical. Plus Mike has his right hand man production wise in Louis Bell similar to how Drake has 40. Then there's the whole six degrees of Marcus Stroman separation. Mike played baseball with Marcus at Duke. Marcus now pitches for the Blue Jays, from Toronto...aka the 6, which is where Drake is from. Other than Mike covering a couple Drake tracks in concert, it sounds like the two are co-existing peacefully despite the similar sounds.

As far as Things I Like, the slow tempo and heavy bass is what will get your attention. Sure, the initial sample is corny af, but the lyrical gymnastics Mike is able to do on the beat is stellar. There's more singing than rapping, but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of gravitas from Mike on the mic. Let's just say the song below did what was needed to keep the momentum rolling after two dope singles, Gym and Frio...#ThingsILike


Mike Stud - Things I Like (prod by Louis Bell)

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