A Hype - "Mike Hype" Review
A project in the works since 2019, A Hype teams up with Mike Turtle to bring us one of the most unique projects to grab our attention in 2023. In this exclusive Music Mondays article we break down "Mike Hype" to it's core and everything you'd want to know in between.
A true staple within the community, A Hype remains one of the most consistent and prolific artists I’ve ever heard. In December of 2022, he released ‘Mike Hype’, a collaborative album with Mike Turtle on the production of every track. He expertly showcases his narrative skills, and just generally a deep love for music on ‘Mike Hype’.
The third leg of the record is just as solid as the rest, beginning with ‘Olive Loaf (Feat. ben & Brody)’ right after the ‘Dry Blue Interlude’. ‘Olive Loaf’ is laced with pure 90s nostalgia in the best way, and then the next song ‘Dirty Nails (Feat. odshawty)’ does the same, but in a much slower, laid back way. As the album starts to fade out, it’s last two tracks act as almost a full circle moment with the same rawness, and atmosphere as ‘Room For Us All’ and ‘Gotti’. The track preceding the closer is ‘Reflection’, one of my favorites on the album, between lyrics like “I feel done. I feel one with the bullet from the gun.” and “..From this curse, when I end this verse, I hope my spirit rise high.”, I just really connect with this song. ‘Believe In Yourself’ is the closing track, and it feels like when you’ve been on a long sunny walk, and you are finally nearing home as the sun starts to set. I genuinely think this is my favorite A Hype album, he truly achieved something great here.
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Written By Em Bishoff: twitter.com/emofc_