Wednesday 18 January 2023

Mondays are Terrorble

"See me with a white chick, know she a heiress
And not one of them bitches from them trailers
That's my milk of magnesia
She 'bout to pay for this Roc Marci feature"

Mic Terror - Juiceman Freestyle
(From YouTube; 2023)

Last Monday Gzus Piece dropped a new single, this past Monday Mic Terror popped up with a new single. Juiceman Freestyle is a Lyrical Exercise track but with a whopper of a chorus. As with the Gzus Piece joint, it feels more like an intro than a single, but both songs are good (re)entrées to whatever music Mic and Gzus intend to drop in 2023.

"N*ggas say they ryders, but n*ggas couldn't ride a bike
With ya punchlines about ya China white
In high school you was Napoleon Dynamite
Your Napoleon complex will make you die tonight"

Mic Terror - Cold As Hell
(From YouTube; 2007/The Terror Dome Vol 2 mixtape; 2008)

In hindsight, I regret not including Cold As Hell in my best of Mic Terror playlist. Back in 2007 it was the first Mic T song to catch my ear/eye, and alongside The Cool Kids' Black Mags it announced there was a new wave of suburban Chicago irregular regular-kids creating Rap music from a Back To The Future angle. Discovered Cold As Hell and Juke Them Hoes via MySpace and searching for the MP3s led me to Drew Barber's Fake Shore Drive blog. An exciting time as new avenues for discovering/obtaining Rap music opened up just as the 12" single and mixtape CD era was drawing to a close.

Mic Terror might be one of the few rappers to wear Iron Maiden merchandise who actually listens to Iron Maiden. Not sayin' that's necessarily a good thing, mind, because I've never liked Maiden, meself. Operatic vocals over widdly-widdly guitars are the antithesis of Positive K's Good Combination™. Gimme summat more primal like Motörhead instead.

(PS: it wasn't until years later that I found out Cold As Hell was a Timbaland production beatjacked from a 2003 Skillz single. I don't even care though - in my world it'll always be a Mic Terror song.)


L.A said...

80s Iron Maiden is good.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

It's no fa me.

Their artwork was a billion times better than their music.

Spartan said...

Did you know Bruce Dickinson was in a John Cassavetes movie before he joined Maiden?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I didn't. That's something I NEVER would have expected.

Spartan said...

Should have been a bit more specific; a film starring Cassavetes and not helmed by him.

The Incubus (1981)

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That makes it slightly less WTF, but still a very unexpected "world's are colliding!" moment.

Anonymous said...

Man i could do with a new Mic Terror album right about now, i really fucked with #NOLIVESMATTER

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

OJ Simpson on blast 4 life.