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Mike Mictlan

Emcee


Mike Mictlan is a native to Southern California and a current proud resident of South Minneapolis. His style has roots in both scenes. In his delivery, he’s a rapper’s rapper and a technician. He can stick fast stuccato runs, flip a pattern, and freestyle long after everyone else has gone to bed. But he’s also a writer who doesn’t shy from big themes and personal narrative.

Mike met the founding members of Doomtree during his junior year in high school. In response to his deliquent streak, Mike’s parents had sent him from their L.A. home to live with his uncle in Minnesota. (No, the Fresh Prince storyline is not lost on us, please save your letters.) Living with his uncle and attending Hopkins High, he met P.O.S, Lazerbeak, MK Larada, and Paper Tiger. Although Mictlan soon returned to L.A., the Doomtree family tree had taken root. As the collective gained momentum in Minneapolis, Mictlan received more and more phone calls urging him to move to the Midwest. Five years later, he got off a plane with 2 duffel bags and a footlocker, ready to go wherever Doomtree was headed. In his debut collaboration with Lazerbeak, Hand Over Fist, Mictlan employed his understated poetry to epic effect. The album goes by in a pageant of imagery: of fire and flight, long odds and close calls.

A lot has changed in the four years since Mike Mictlan released Hand Over Fist, his first full-length album in collaboration with Lazerbeak. He’s played a key role in helping Doomtree, his rap crew for over a decade now, steadily climb into the national spotlight; touring the world over again and again, playing major summer festivals (Lollapalooza, Paid Dues), and winning over critics the likes of Pitchfork, MTV, Spin, and Rolling Stone off of their collaborative 2011 release No Kings.

SNAXXX is the culmination of those four years grinding it out on the road, and it marks a giant leap forward from Mike’s previous solo work. His million-mile-a-minute delivery, tongue twister patterns, and abstract introspection remain completely intact, but there is a much more playful, ambitiously creative side that now creeps heavily into the mix. Musically, SNAXXX takes the traditional everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink Doomtree sound and blows the doors off the hinges. New comer 2% Muck (Tha Clerb, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog) produces 11 of the 15 tracks, and it’s his rapid fire snare patterns, crushing low end, and blown out synth lines that anchor and shape this new sonic direction for Mike. SNAXXX also features a slew of Minnesota’s finest up and coming rappers (Lizzo, Greg Grease, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog, Freez) along with lifelong Doomtree partner-in-crime P.O.S, who shows up on two of the album’s cuts.

Doomtree released SNAXXX for free in the fall of 2012 while Mike wraps up his next official full length, HELLA FRREAL in order to give people a taste of where he’s at now and where he’s headed. With mainstream appeal, surgical precision, and unshakable crew love, Mike Mictlan is an unparalleled force in the underground. His live show is a spectacle of sweat and laughter and fury and communion. You could search every venue in every city, but you will not find an emcee in rap music with more heart than Mike Mictlan. No hype, just a simple guarantee. He believes in the music, the movement, and in his crew of friends. To see him in person, and to hear his voice, makes it hard not to believe it too.

Releases


False Hopes 8: Deity for Re-Hire

Hand Over Fist (with Lazerbeak)



SNAXXX

Mike Mictlan's Blog

Mike Mictlan ‘HELLA FRREAL’ Pre-Order

Posted on September 16, 2014

HUGE NEWS DAY: On October 27th, Doomtree Records will release HELLA FRREAL, the brand new 10-song album from Mike Mictlan!!!! BING BING BING BING. That’s the sweet album cover below, courtesy of artist extraordinaire Emmanuel Mauleón.

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HELLA FRREAL features the best Mike Mictlan songs you’ve ever heard over neck-snapping beats from the likes of Cecil Otter, RedVelvet Beats, 2% Muck, 1990, JuanL, Mike Frey, and Lazerbeak (me). Plus awesome guest features from Greg Grease, Ceschi, and Aby Wolf! Check out lead single “CLAPP’D” below for a glimpse at what we’re really dealing with here. Produced by RedVelvet Beats with co-production from Cecil and myself. THIS SONG RULES SO HARD!!!!

And here’s a stream of “CLAPP’D” on YouTube in case you’ve got some super weird things against Soundcloud.

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Now let’s cut to the chase and get into these ridiculously cool HELLA FRREAL pre-order packages directly from the Doomtree Webstore!

Our standard pre-order comes with an autographed digipak CD, Mike Mictlan sticker, instant MP3 download of “CLAPP’D,” and access to a special private LiveStream chat with the man himself on the night of the album’s release. All of that for just $10.99 (!!!), which I would argue is about the same price as lunch at Arby’s if you’re doing it right (shots fired at Paper Tiger yet again). But even all of that doesn’t hold a candle to the deluxe pre-order. Check this out:

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The deluxe pre-order includes every single item mentioned above, plus a HELLA FRREAL screen-printed patch (perfect for sewing on your favorite jean vest or backpack), and an extremely limited one-of-a-kind t-shirt only available through this pre-order. Each screen-printed shirt will undergo a separate unique bleaching process, making no two shirts completely alike (just like snowflakes dawg). SO COOL. Pick up your standard or deluxe pre-order from the webstore right HERE.

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And for those of you repping that straight digital lifestyle, you can pre-order HELLA FRREAL from either iTunes (HERE) or Bandcamp (HERE) and still get “CLAPP’D” as an instant MP3 download. Everybody wins!

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I’ll leave you with a couple of brief tour reminders. Dessa and her band hit the road THIS WEEK on their big tour with WHY?. Check out all the cities and dates below, and grab your tickets HERE.

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And don’t forget about the excellent “Fighting Fish (Hood Internet Remix)” video that we dropped last week, courtesy of insane directors Isaac Gale and David Jensen. Check it out below if you missed it. One of my all time favorites for sure.

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For those of you up in Canada, Sims is in the middle of a week plus trek throughout your fine country with Hilltop Hoods, before hitting a few East Coast dates toward the end of the month. Check out the cities/dates below and grab your tickets HERE.

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And watch the hilarious video for “SIMS JONG IL” below, just because. Field Notes is out now!

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And now to bring everything back full circle, check out this “CLAPP’D” heater one more time and get yourself seriously AMPED for HELLA FRREAL. This album is sooooooo good.

Alright, I think that’s about all the excitement this one post can take. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Please help us spread the HELLA FRREAL news far and wide if you can, and grab your pre-order right HERE. I’ll see you back here next week for another round of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak!

– Beak

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Mike Mictlan “WZRD Science” video premiere!

Posted on July 29, 2013

YESSSSSSS!!!!!!! The homie Shake over at 2DopeBoyz just premiered the brand new video for “WZRD Science,” track four off of Mike Mictlan’s SNAXXX project. 2% Muck on the beat, Mike and Greg Grease on the raps, and the one-two punch of Isaac Gale and David Jensen on the insane vizualz. Plus some sweet cameos sprinkled in for good measure. This video is the best. CHECK IT OUT AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

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You can now buy SNAXXX digitally on iTunes HERE or physically from the webstore HERE.

NO KINGS TOUR 2012

Posted on December 01, 2011

WE’RE GOING ON TOUR!

And a big one. The entire Doomtree crew will balance on two axles and make our way around the United States (and a few Canadian cities to boot). More tour dates to be announced soon.

Advance presale tickets for the No Kings tour are on sale right now here. Use the login “doomtree” and password “tickets” to gain access to the presale!

Without further ado….

No shows announced at the moment.

No shows announced at the moment.

My Salt Lake Scraperrrrr

Posted on July 18, 2009

My Salt Lake Scraperrrr

“Go Dumb At The Sideshow”

Hand Over Fist Show Tomorrow

Posted on September 27, 2008

YO! A quick remionder…

MIKE MICTLAN+LAZERBEAK – HAND OVER FIST
CD RELEASE PARTY!!!

w/ F.STOKES, MR. WRIGHT, BIG QUARTERS

7TH STREET ENTRY
First Avenue is located at:
701 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403-1327
18+ | 6:00 PM | $7.00

Speaking of Mike Mictlan, the new video for
“Game Over” is up check it out!

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