You know like Lupe said, but I ain't from Harvard.
Shout to the people that go there or flow there, just push the hat around, I'ma GOWHERE!"
- Mickey Factz
Last night in Boston, Mickey Factz joined the remainder of the Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour alongside The Boy Illinois, Stalley, and Dee-1 as Lupe's openers. Lupe brought the lineup back on stage for an impromptu cypher (hey, even the hometown didn't get that!) and Mickey shared his freestyle on instagram today.
This was especially special for us because Mickey, who's rockin' the #GowhereHat, got Gowhere in the first four bars!
Watch the rest of the freestyle below and pick up even more clever lines from Mickey. We'll have more exclusives on Mick and the Tetsuo And Youth Preview Tour later this week.
Mickey Factz with Lupe Fiasco & #TeamGowhere's Rip
Savin' the best for last today... a new, 25+ minute rap battle featuring Mickey Factz as he goes up against Danja Zone right here in Chicago last month. Straight bars ensue. Who do you think got who?!
As you'll see too, Mickey Factz is proudly reppin' the #GowhereHat on stage. And on that note, we'll be presenting Mickey's return to Chicago... TOMORROW!
Hope to see you at The Achievers Show after a day of football over at the Abbey Pub. We got a stacked lineup of talented Chicago emcees as well, so get in tune and close your weekend with some dope live hip hop.
We're happy to officially announce the next GWHH-Sponsored Event: Mickey Factz headlining at the Abbey Pub on November 17th! The lyrical NYC emcee dropped through the HQ last month for this promo video above. All the details for the show are there and on the flyer below.
It warrants mentioning the nice lineup of openers: King Samson, Afro & The Beard, Ready To Live, Nick Astro, Scheme, Chi-City, Murph Watkins with music by DJ Mile High & DJ Toure. Some of these Chicago artists you've undoubtedly seen in the Featured Entries... now see 'em live!
Mickey Factz hits the booth for a new teaser single to The Achievement by rhyming over a beat that's brilliantly chopped up with some of Kanye's most memorable quotables in this week's ongoing Zane Lowe interview. The snippets are spliced in perfectly before, after, and in between Mickey's masterful two verses that builds on 'Ye's assertion that rappers are the new rockstars and that artists are trying to add to the culture. Slick references abound will also reel in the casual listener and make you think for a moment about what Mickey's talking about (that's right, Patrick Ewing did get traded to Seattle.) I'm already running this one back. Do so yourself above!
Factz was first with the most direct, shot firing flip of "Control" at Kendrick and TDE. This one was the best "Control" remix yet IMO, and it'll be hard to top.
Soon after, Lupe Fiasco released "SLR 2" — an original production/sequel to "SLR" that addresses the hype Kendrick's verse got and a few direct lines like this:
"Now we all heard what he said, but what he said means we dead
And that shit is insane
He's so crazy, look at the little baby
N**** you ain't Nas, n**** you ain't Jay Z
You will respect me, you will reject me
But I've done so much, no matter how far you go, you will reflect me."
- Lupe Fiasco
Whoo! So for the AM crowd today, catch these two above and my lengthy write up on "SLR 2" to be in the know on the latest Kendrick Lamar responses. I'm sure there will be more fallout to come later today... (and hopefully Kendrick addressing these two worthy responses..!)
Whoo. The "Control" freestyles aren't stopping and Mickey Factz has the gloves dropping (uh oh, maybe I'll put out my own "Control" freestyle... or not.)
Mickey has the best one so far and that's because he goes directly AT Kendrick Lamar and TDE on this one. He does so intelligently too and knowing Mickey (he's one of my favorite lyricists and storytellers), he's definitely got more ammunition in store.
This Kendrick response is the only one worth a Kendrick response so far. What do you all think? Lupe co-signs...
Caught this while perusing Instagram just now: Mickey Factz revealing a collab with John Legend; plus, it being a single for the upcoming project, The Achievement. I'm always lookin' forward to new Mick - he's got the notoriety, yet also still one of the most slept on lyricists and storytellers in the grand scheme of things. I sense we'll have new music sooner rather than later, and hopefully it's this record. Legend is one of my favorite singers period and he'd make for a natural fit with Mickey Factz.