A Look at MIC:LEE
FULL DISCLOSURE: I’ve never been a fan of rap, MIC:LEE could change this.
Mike Lee Louisseize hails from Barrie, Ontario and damn he’s good! He hit me up on Twitter this morning and asked me to take a look at one of his newest tracks PATIENCE(??) ft. KEN-GEE (prod. Maze)
— Mike Lee Louisseize (@MikeLouisseize) April 12, 2014
(If you have something you want me to look at, it’s really that simple, just hit me up @The_IanM)
I figured I’d do him a solid and look at everything! His upcoming Albumn, The MIC:LEE Project is coming up soon!
Self-described as “The only rapper that personifies Will Graham rather than Hannibal.” MIC:LEE runs Jus Another Label on top of his own musical career.
Smooth, bass heavy, funk and jazz inspired beats underline his crisp and distinctive raps, words are distinct, clearly enunciation is a thing he’s heard of! Speaking of lyrics, MIC:LEE has edgy, subversive lyrics covering everything from broken hearts and the end of capitalism to finding hope and rebirth. Some of his tracks however, feel a little overproduced but nobody’s perfect.
I expect to hear much more from MIC:LEE in the future and you should too, he’s a little rough around the edges but that’s the best kind of edge.
If that sort of thing sounds like something you want to support, check out MIC:LEE’s Bandcamp, where you can pay what you want to download his sounds.