Of all the rappers in Odd Future, I get the feeling that Houston rap-aficionado Mike G will be the one who flies the most under the radar. He doesn’t quite have the tenacity of Tyler, the Creator and Hodgy Beats, the mystery/raw talent of Earl Sweatshirt, or the connection with potheads of Domo Genesis. And I’m not going to mention Jasper or Taco because their skills haven’t really developed yet.
But with all that going against him, Mike does have that aforementioned love for sizzurp-coated Houston hip-hop, which could garner him some attention from fans of UGK, Trae tha Truth, and other like-minded acts. Until then, I’m going to enjoy these random tracks Mike puts out, such as the Hodgy Beats-produced burner “Chevron,” and hope that everyone else can catch up.
You can stream the track below and download it here. It stems from Mike’s forthcoming Award Tour EP.