Yeah! Emcee MIZ releases (his first solo album in 15 years) #41YO - - -
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, currently based in Olympia, WA, MIZ got mad skillz on the hip hop tip of the ball, is a member of the dreaded Real Life Click krewe, and contributed to the NW compilation All Your Friend's Friends [KLP255] (released by K). It's been a busy 15 years!
#41YO is a collection of songs created during the MC’s 41st trip around the sun. The project originally started out as an EP, but as the recording process was taking the tracklist just kept growing and growing until we have the final 10 songs that made the cut.
#41YO is a nod to golden/era hip-hop without sounding outdated. The production duties were handled entirely by legendary NW producer Smoke M2D6 and The DGTL, an amazingly gifted saxophone player and beatsmith. The lone features come from MIZ’ brother AngP, Sadat X of Brand Nubian and producer The DGTL.
During the nearly 35-minute run time of #41YO, MIZ finds himself in storytelling mode throughout most of the album, which is where the artist shines brightest. The imagery and vivid detail will make you feel as if you’ve been transported into the world of the songwriter as he takes you into his childhood neighborhood, on a trip with a drug dealer to go re-up, and into the mind of MIZ himself.
#41YO…MIZ is jus getting started.