Traditionally, Hip-Hop has been known as the Land of Album Delays. Whether you chalk it up to the bloated egos notoriously bestowed in the genre, or a PC system that allows for artists to move as they please, it’s unchallenged that you’re more likely to get buttered up for a dream-project that’s never going to come — or at the very best takes forever — in Hip-Hop than anywhere else. We saw it as recently as Playboi Carti, who jokingly made an album cover of fans blasting him for delays and it goes back as far as Q-Tip’s notorious abilility to take forever on turning in final cuts. But maybe, just maybe, we’ve evolved past that.
Nope. Enter in 21-year-old Long Beach-to-Las Vegas transplant Mikey PX.
After knocking on clout’s door with buzzing Soundcloud singles like, “Who?” and “6171911,” Mikey has been teasing fans with dates for his new project, It’s Depressing, Being A Shooter for as far back as November. Now, he’s back with another banger with, “What A Day” an emotionally riveting track draped in sauce and an Erykah Badu sample that see’s Mikey again tackle grim subjects like death, depression and more with an unquestioned swagger. “Niggas in my ear like, ‘Damn, Mikey aint no star yet? Been in that motherfuckin’ trap since the carwreck,” is how this chilling track starts off and honestly, need I say more?
In addition to the track, Mikey’s manager announced the release date for the project, which is slated for March 13th. Let’s hope this is the one.
Check out, “What A Day” below and keep a look out for, It’s Depressing, Being A Shooter out 3/13.