It's been two years in the making and Mpulse finally unleashes Sofa Gun: The Sequel. A 12 track Don Cannon hosted collection featuring Mikkey Halsted, Mic Terror, Lungz, & Clark Airlines. Entirely produced by Keef Boyd. Be sure to hit the player for the full length stream. Download above. Enjoy!
01. "The Sequel"
02. "Who I Am (BulletProof)"
03. "Taking Notes"
04. "Scratch The Surface"
05. "Living Life"
06. "Believe You"
07. "Had A Dollar"
08. "Elroy (Skit)"
10. "Blaow" f/ Clark Airlines, Mic Terror, & Lungz
Some music business news by way of Def Jam today as Don Cannon has been named the new V.P. of A&R for the label. According to VIBE, "he will remain in Atlanta and report to directly to Karen Kwak, Head of A&R at Island Def Jam Music Group."
"A music person can only dream about being at Def Jam, the most important hip-hop destination in the world. I feel I have a cutting edge vision for where the culture and hip-hop are heading and I’m excited to be joining the team. I’m already working 24/7 to drive the innovation of music forward and I’m confident we’ll land some big successes in the very near future."
After the Success of "Bird Day" on Livemixtapes.com and several hit street records Mayalino is back with the new mixtape "K.I.L.O.S" Hosted by Don Cannon featuring the singles "Street Religon & Mobster Dinner Featuring Pusha T" This is a Guarantee Street Classic!!! Below is the Download Link to this amazing project from the MC from Texas.
Moments after Mikkey Halsted left the stage at The Shrine, I was able to tell him personally, "It's refreshing to hear such a lyrical live show." I wasn't the only one who got a chance to show love; Mikkey ended his set, and the night altogether at The Shrine, by jumping down to the crowd and personally greeting his loyal fans, fellow artists, and family in attendance. So I'm sure I was one of many who thanked Mikkey for putting on such a great show... one that stressed the lyrics — the straight up core of rap.
Mikkey performed a mix of throwback jams with new joints off the upcoming project,Bulletproof Dreams, in a seamless, flowing succession with transitions courtesy of DJ Don Cannon. But at the drop of a dime, Mikkey would rewind — stop the track altogether, and emphasize the words and verses he just spit, often receiting them again in a passionate a capella. This engaged fans even more as everyone was at the south loop club to hear Mr. Halsted's words jump to life. And again, it wasn't merely fans, but also his family (which fueled more emotion and heartfelt appreciation from Mikkey) and Chicago artists watching from YP, Tree, the Save Money Crew (who set Halsted up nicely as openers) to Treated Crew members like Mano and Mic Terror, to Don C who was also in attendance. Amazing to see yet another example of strong, Chicago unity!
Where this show stood out compared to the many hip hop shows I've attended for Gowhere is where I started this review — Mikkey delivered a "live, lyrical show". It truly is refreshing to see such emphasis on the words in a concert experience that's often drowned out by a booming bass or entourage on stage. Last Friday, it was just Mikkey and a mic... and that's all that was needed for a great show.
Tonight's a busy night in the Chi and we'll be out and about — first at UIC for the 2nd annual Primo Dance Troupe Showcase. All proceeds go to Saturday Place so bring your dancing shoes and enjoy what's sure to be amazing, choreographed performances, and also say hi to us at our table and get some FREE giveaways!
We're also sponsoring Mikkey Halsted's headlining show at The Shrine with Don Cannon and a series of dope Chicago openers including Tree, the Save Money Crew, and newly added: YP. You'll see #TeamGowhere up there tonight as well!
Follow us on Instagram where we'll be posting pictures of our fun night out — we'll also be at Chance The Rapper's private Acid Raps listening party in between so lots going on today!