MIKE Releases ‘Weight Of The World’

MIKE has released Weight of the World. His new full-length is available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud now, and will be on digital streaming platforms this week
MIKE 'Weight of the World'

MIKE has released Weight of the World. His new full-length is available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud now, and will be on digital streaming platforms this week. The project is released independently via MIKE’s own label 10k and is preceded by lead single and video “Nothin2Say (Never Forget).” Weight of the World features Jadasea and Earl Sweatshirt, and includes production from DJ Blackpower (MIKE’s producer alias), Rob Chambers, Darryl Johnson, Red-Lee, and KeiyaA.

At the end of 2018 MIKE independently released his album War In My Pen, starting a run of momentum that would carry him into 2020. He started 2019 by opening on North American tours with Earl Sweatshirt and Blood Orange, after which he released his next album Tears of Joy. The artist also shared “Numbered Dayz” as a part of Adult Swim’s 2019 Singles Program and more recently videos for “REGRETS” with Jadasea and “fortune teller.”

MIKE
Weight of the World
10k

1. love supremacy (prod. by dj blackpower)
2. alert* (prod. by dj blackpower)
3. coat of many colors (prod. by darryl johnson & dj blackpower)
4. never thought (tribute) (prod. by dj blackpower)
5. 222 (prod. by keiyaa)
6. More Gifts (prod. by dj blackpower)
7. what’s home 1/2 (prod. by rbchmbrs)
8. delicate (prod. by dj blackpower)
9. no, no (prod. by dj blackpower)
10. plans (prod. by dj blackpower)
11. get rich quick scheme (prod. by keiyaa)
12. trail of tears (prod. by keiyaa)
13. weight of the word* (prod. by dj blackpower)
14. Iz u Stupid (prod. by red-lee & dj blackpower)
15. da screets ft. jadasea (prod. by dj blackpower)
16. allstar ft. earl sweatshirt (prod. by dj blackpower)

At just 21 years old, MIKE’s music carries age beyond his years. Born in New Jersey, MIKE moved to London with his mother before settling in The Bronx for the remainder of his later teenage years. Both regions have had an audible influence on the young rapper’s music – in England he was immersed in grime and the music of King Krule, and in the United States he was turned on to Earl Sweatshirt and MF Doom. In New York, he discovered several artists with a similar ear and style, and formed his collective [sLUms]. Consisting of sixpress, dj ???, King Carter, Jazz Jodi, and DJ Mason, the group is a diverse range of producers and rappers who each make music about the tribulations of coming of age and being black in New York City.