While some emcees are only in it for themselves, M.I has a more altruistic reason for entering into the high-risk, high-reward business of hip-hop: he wants to put on for his crew and supporters. In order to do that, however, he must first Write It Down. The backbone of this effort is producer Tyler Keyes’ exceptional boardwork. Keyes shows why M.I picked him to produce the entirety of his forthcoming project, blending an irresistible, chopped vocal sample with poignant, yet bubbly instrumentation. If Keyes’ boardwork is the backbone, M.I and guest OnCue are the rest of the vital organs. Together, the emcees showcase a determined, charismatic, and relatable style as they rattle off genuine bars. Their verses are separated by a catchy, understated sung hook. Fans of Write It Down will be happy to hear that M.I’s new Pushing Keyes album is set to drop next week, on May 16.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
Member Reviews and Ratings
- Asher Roth - Retrohash
- Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
- Joyner Lucas - Don’t Ask for Nothin
- Top Hip Hop / R&B Music Songs Chart (April 21, 2014)
- Behind The Boards Interview Series: Statik Selektah
- Smoke Weed Everyday: A 30 Song 4/20 Playlist
- Future - Honest LP
- Win an Exclusive Vinyl Version of De La Soul’s “Smell The Da.I.S.Y.” [CONTEST]
- 25 Most Popular Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of March 2014
- The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.