Published on April 9th, 2016 | by DiamondKesawn
Mikey Dollaz – “Forever Be Dat Guy” ft. King Louie (Prod. by SALVA)
Mikey Dollaz appears alongside frequent collaborator and drill rap architect King Louie on the SALVA-produced single “Forever Be Dat Guy,” as gunshots punctuated what seemed to be a tranquil love tune flipping it into a boastful drill anthem. Today, HYPETRAK premieres a visual for the track that samples Art Of Noise‘s classic “Moments in Love,” noting that it’s “the type of song that could change the course of your weekend for the better.” The video premiered with an interview, as Mikey Dollaz revealed that “Moments in Love” “was the instrumental I walked in on my 8th grade graduation,” adding, “I actually asked SALVA to remake the beat for me while I was in L.A.”
“Forever Be Dat Guy” follows a cavalcade of quality Mikey Dollaz videos released in 2016. Last week, The FADER premiered a video for “Hot Boy,” a beat-shifting party anthem produced by Obey City of Lucky Me. “Hot Boy” quickly followed the releases of videos for the Sonny Digital-produced “Good As It Gets,” premiered by HipHopDX, and “Flat Or Molly,” premiered by ACCLAIM Mag, as well as the video for the Strict Face-produced “Fuck Me Right,” which Dummy Mag called a “visual concoction that entwines itself to the aquatic and crystalline sounds of Strict Face’s production.”
Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin mixtape, which debuted last month via FACT Mag, finds Mikey Dollaz teaming up with Planet Mu’s Silk Road Assassins, Dun Deal, and Honorable C.N.O.T.E., in addition to the aforementioned contributions from Sonny Digital, Obey City, and Strict Face, to create a fusion of Electronic and Drill. Born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, street drama derailed a promising basketball career for Mikey Dollaz. After a prison stint, he invested himself in the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, linking with Tink and Dreezy. Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin is available now.
To watch Chicago’s Mikey Dollaz is to see an artist’s vision coming into focus in real time. In less than three short years, he’s grown from a competent drill rapper to a versatile lyricist. He sometimes picks themes for entire projects to keep himself on mission: the titles of Sex Music, Music on Drugz and the three Street Life tapes speak for themselves. He literally has more talent than he knows what to do with. In 2016, Mikey Dollaz finds himself established and ready to make a statement as an artist. Done workshopping his flows and test-driving various styles, he’s ready to break out of the midwest and reach for national acclaim with a proper album. Only a couple of years into his career, it’s clear Mikey is yet to reach the limit of his potential.Tweet