[Mixtape] Sir Michael Rocks & Pouya: “Gookin”

Sir Michael Rocks recently took his talents to South Beach, and I can’t say I blame him as Winter has begun edging its way into my Midwestern life. While down in sunny Miami, he linked up with his neighbor, Pouya, for some fun and music which culminated in this one-off collaborative mixtape, Gookin’ released today. For his part, Mikey Rocks has been a staple of Chicago hip-hop since coming out with Chuck Inglish as one half of The Cool Kids. Since then, he has come and gone from several situations, seeming to have trouble finding solid footing in the sudden rush of talent that has burst from Chicago lately. Perhaps the move south was a good thing, as we find Sir Michael hitting his groove on this project that is a hark back to the fun old times of The Cool Kids. Production on the six-song EP goes to Kodyak, Trill Spector, Eric Dingus, Raiden and DJ Smokey. In an interview with the Miami New Times last month he described the project’s loose feel: “It’s more on the fun side. As homies, ‘Oh, you want to do a track? Yeah, let’s do it.’ And fucking laugh in the studio, bring some bitches through and just chill.” Check it out for yourself here and pick it up for $2.99 at BandCamp.

 

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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