On Deck: Mickey Factz – Mickey MauSe

Mickey Factz’s latest project is the mixtape titled Mickey MauSe. In it he absorbs the persona of the made-up character Mickey Mause, who is a talented New York-based graffiti artist in the 1980’s struggling to make a name for himself. The concept album is impressive: it features audio of Factz speaking as Mause explaining his story from beginning to end, while in between we get him rapping over several Deadmau5 and Dangermouse instrumentals recalling the highs and lows of his life and career. If some of you remember, Factz was dubbed one of XXL‘s Freshmen in 2009. I’ve been following his career since then, and this is by far my favorite material he’s released from all I’ve heard from him so far. Stream the mixtape below and download it here. It’s worth it.