Catching up on some Chicago hip hop news this week, we have an update on Mikkey Halsted, or should I say Halsted, as Mikk reveals the name change in a new interview with The Source. He also says the upcoming project, Bulletproof Dreams will come soon enough in October, and talks about the city's social issues and even the upcoming season for the Bulls. Plus, you might even learn a thing or two about Mikkey's come-up working with Kanye West while in college and Halsted's academic pursuits outside of hip hop. Here's a couple snippets and the must-read feature here.
I know Kanye’s been in the media eye a lot these days. But now that I know how tight you guys used to be, have you spoken to him recently?
I haven’t talked to him in the last couple weeks or months but we talked a little while back. But we’re gonna work. When we finally work together again, I think that’s gonna shake the industry up. We both kinda know it. We want it to get the right amount of time. I understand what he’s going through, not that I’m on a Kanye level or anything. I understand what kind of person he is and how he needs space to be creative. It might be the next project. When we do something together it will be newsworthy.
What can we expect as far as features and production [on 'Bulletproof Dreams']?
I want to get Pusha-T on this project. Me and J.Cole just talked about doing some work together. Producer wise I’m really rocking with No I.D. and he has a producer signed to him called Trackmatic who I have a crazy vibe with. I’m working with Don Cannon really heavily. And I’ve been doing a lot of work with Million $ Mano. It’s gonna be really Chicago produced.