In a day and age where autotune reigns supreme, “real” hip-hop still reigns supreme. From the top of the top artists in the game like Cole and Kendrick, down to those spitting in your local cypher, there shall never be a lack of the real. D. Mikey isn’t scared to branch to different sounds, but he’s an emcee. His latest album Lunch Break continues to cement the latter statement.

From soulful boom-bap to in your face bars, Lunch Break clearly comes from a hungry rapper. D. Mikey put the project together as an ode to something you could listen to on a quick lunch break while working in hospitality. As a bartender himself, those precious 30 minutes are a moment to escape and relax the mind. Lunch Break brings a chill vibe with just enough energy to get you through your own break or comute.

A member of the Seattle collective B.O.C., some of the records stand out feature fellow members. “Want None” featuring Micstro and “Cookin” with WebbWavvy are some of my personal favorites. Look out for new singles from the crew coming out as well as an upcoming project from D. Mikey produced by Teek Punch.

D. Mikey Lunch Break

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