Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rappers You Need to Know | Mickey Factz - 740 Park Ave (Free Download)

As a XXL Freshman Class alum, you would have expected to hear Mickey Factz in every club rapping over some sort of trapped out electronic dance track. However, as a true descendent of New York hip hop, Factz released a collection of underground tracks and mixtapes. The price of creating authentic art is to be relegated to the margins of the music industry, only to be kept alive by blogs and hip hop fans not amused by the culture industry's one dimensionalization of the culture.

In 2012, Mickey Factz released the most creative mixtape and possibly on of the best albums of the year: Mickey Mause. 
"Mickey Mause is a pseudo character created by RCA artist Mickey Factz who is thrown into the 1980’s as a graffiti writer who was among the stars of that decade: Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, Fab Five Freddy, then mentor Andy Warhol, etc." 

In 2008, Factz dropped the track "I'm Sean (50 Shots More)." Written from the perspective of Sean Bell, who was shot and killed in Queens by undercover officers the morning before his wedding, Factz demonstrates the creative power of hip hop artists to offer political and cultural resistance and critique.

Never satisfied with cliche'd and simplistic lyrics, Factz pushes himself to create, inspire, and critique and in doing so, makes himself one of the truest voices of his generation.

"I'm just another black man shot dead
Cuz the pig that was holdin the gun was a hot head
And tell Rodney King, I think we'll never get along
There's Bulls eyes on minorities this shit is wrong
Now I'm just another punchline in niggas songs
And ever black leader now wanna get involved
I just wanna be with Nicole 
Plus my soul is yearnin for my two daughters hearts cold
Next day I was supposed to get married, damn
Right now I'm supposed to be a married man
Racial profilin is so violent, 
The way things going, I Don't think they'll ever stop it
I just wanted my story to get across
I'm rested in peace for now
Truly yours"

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