Bay Area based Mikey Mo The MC is readying his new album, Rule By Decree, a collaboration with producer Sanabria from Caracas, Venezuela. On Rule By Decree, Mikey Mo gets real and speaks out about the present conditions of society, the struggling economy, and the misappropriation of wealth. Nowhere is this more evident than on lead single “Freedom Ain’t Free”.
“The track is a politically driven song about making it in this world,” explains Mikey. “Everything has a price—even freedom!”
Mikey Mo has been putting it down for years and has made a name for himself by releasing numerous mixtapes, collaborated and appeared on many projects, rocking shows throughout the west coast and releasing underground albums.
In 2006 Mikey Mo got together with Abyss and Dap Daniel and released an album titled West Bound. Inspired by the West Bound Tour 2005, the album was an independent release but it gave Mikey Mo more recognition as an MC. Aside from the West Bound Tour in 2005 Mikey Mo also opened up for the GCM Tour that year, which featured Planet Asia, Casual, Rasco, and Cali Agents.
In 2007 Mikey Mo released his debut album titled Focused. Drawn from the struggles and sacrifices in his life, Focused is full of personal experiences with lyrics and beats that complements each other perfectly. The first single and video, “Mikey Mo’s Theme”, was featured on HipHopGame.com. Also Urb Magazine’s website featured Mikey Mo and nominated him for “Urb’s Next 1000” and Okayplayer.com gave Focused 3 afros out of 5 saying, “Mikey Mo The MC is one of the most balanced rappers I’ve came across in quite a while”.
Venezuelan born beat maker Sanabria is one of Latin America’s hottest producers. Living in Miami now, Sanabria has worked with Guerrilla Seca, Onechot, Gabylonia, 4to Poder, Rekeson, El Prieto, Apache, NK Profeta, 0212, Lil Supa, Rotwaila, Niga Sibilino (From 3 Duenos), Manaure, Dj Kane & Ricky Rick, among others.
Mikey Mo sets himself apart by being himself and not conforming to the water-down hip-hop prevalent today. With 3sixty5 Records behind him, Mikey Mo The MC will continue to bring that raw hip-hop in 2011 and beyond!
Rule By Decree (album) – September 27th, 2011
Hunger Painz 4 (mixtape) – Date TBD
Palm Trees & Desert Eagle (Mikey Mo The MC & Abyss) (EP) – Date TBD