Mikey D & The LA Posse
Here’s a record I got a compelling request for a long time ago and only recently got around to ripping. It was from a head who apparently used to rhyme around the way with Mikey and found my playlists on a google search. Enjoy!
Mikey first appeared as the male foil on Symbolic Three’s Doug E. Fresh diss cut “No Show”. Then he dropped a string of singles on Public Records, many of which were produced by the late Paul C (If you don’t know, now you know). This was the first of those. This also is one of the records with Paul’s name on it that doesn’t cost several hundred dollars.
So yeah, Mikey kinda sounds like LL Cool J, huh? Well rumors has it that Mikey traveled in the same Queens circles as LL and actually taught L to rhyme. More random nerdom – that’s none other than sometimes Roots member Rahzel on the beatbox. The godfather of noyze got his start with the LA Posse (and then joined the Vibe Khameleonz, but I guess that’s a post for another day) before gaining fame as THE BEST HUMAN BEATBOX IN THE WORLD.
I wish I had more info on Mikey and didn’t have to distract you by writing about the careers of who he worked with. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot out there. I’m not even sure where this freestyle came from. I do know that in the mid-90s Mikey D replaced Large Professor on the almost never released second album, Fuck What You Think, but that’s about it.