Aged only 24, MIKE's demeanor, voice, rhyme technique and release schedule are that of a veteran. Following his latest solo album Beware of the Monkey and several guest verses - most recently on Sentry by Earl Sweatshirt and Alchemist - the New York City rapper now joins forces with Wiki and legendary producer the Alchemist once again for the collaborative album Faith Is A Rock.
The trio, last heard on their 3-track EP One More (2022) offered a glimpse into the album shortly before its release with the track Mayors A Cop. Here, MIKE and Wiki reflect on the intricacies of urban life and their personal struggles, set to the backdrop of the Alchemist's signature production. Listen to Faith Is A Rock in full below.
MIKE performs at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Friday, 10 November as part of the curated program by Slauson Malone 1. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Armand Hammer, B. Cool-Aid, Contour, Ahya Simone, Nala Sinephro, Crystallmess, and many more.