Mic Handz has been putting in serious work in the New York Underground scene in the past couple of years. Collaborations with Rockness Monstah and Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah), Mims, Shabaam Sahdeeq and other New York underground heavy hitters, plus throwing and hosting his own Hip Hop events, his face on your screen, his words in your ear. Mic Handz made enough noise this past year to rank in the “Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2013”, according to AllHipHop.com.
This latest joint venture, “BRIGHT LIGHTS“, will once again make you sit up and take notice as the Brooklyn MC is joined by the legendary Jaz-O, best known as Jay Z’s mentor and rhyme collaborator in the late 80’s (“Hawaiian Sophie”) and 90’s (“The Originators”). Who can forget the smash hit single “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” off Jay Z’s Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life.
Directed by Donald Robinson Cole, the video is about the bright lights of the city and the pride of reppin’ your hometown.
This Shabaam Sahdeeq joint produced by AlterBeats with a hook from General DV (pka DV Alias Khrist) is bangin’. I see a cameo by Mic Handz in the video, directed by Alterprod. Shabaam’s “Keepers of the Lost Art” due out 2014.
Up and coming BK spitter Mic Handz dropped his full project “SAYYOUAINTKNOW: The Software” on Thursday, with an amazing release party at Public Assembly. For anyone who still does not know about this project, which features highly respected artists such as Shabaam Sahdeeq, General Steele (Smiff n Wessun), Rockness Monsta & Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah), MIMS, Big Daddy Kane, Treach, Light & Lee Majors, (Da Bush Babees) and Lady Luck, here is a free sample, for stream and download, featuring heavyweight rhyme-fighter Sean Price.
Shabaam Sahdeeq’s “Off The Leash” ft. Mic Handz, was produced by Alterbeats from “Relentless Pt. 2″ available on iTunes & all digital retailers.Â The video, directed by Soul Mazons, is shot like a movie and says “To Be Continued” at the end, so this is part of a bigger story. Sahdeeq and Handz spit that sweet street science, with a veteran hardcore flow and intensity.