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Stream Mike G Award Tour II EP

Today, the quietly brilliant Odd Future rapper Mike G released Award Tour II, his new EP, and we already posted “Highlights,” in which Mike went in over a vintage beat from the Tyler, The Creator archives. The five-track EP also features production from fellow Odd Future member Left Brain and crew ally Mac Miller, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Mike G – “Highlights”

I’ve referred to Mike G as “Odd Future’s secret weapon” so many times that it’s basically a personal cliche. Where the other member of that crew get over on growling theatrics or head-spinning lyrical density, Mike is the one who lays back in the cut, oozing style and technical proficiency all over his tracks, never… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Mike G – “DAM” (Feat. Left Brain) Video

Mike G is Odd Future’s secret weapon, the crew’s most quietly capable non-Earl Sweatshirt rapper. In his video for “DAM,” an early track from his forthcoming Mike Check Vol. II mixtape, he and MellowHype’s Left Brain, who guests on the chorus, smoke hookahs, flash gold fronts, and twirl lightsabres. It’s an elegantly stoned affair, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2013 - 2:58 pm

The Internet – “Lincoln” (Feat. Left Brain & Mike G) Video

Way back in 2011, the Internet, the Odd Future duo of Syd The Kid and Matt Martians, released their Purple Naked Ladies, and they’re just now getting around to releasing a video for the breezy album track “Lincoln.” The song features contributions from two other Odd Future members, rapper Mike G and producer Left Brain,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Charli XCX – “You’re The One (The Internet Remix Feat. Mike G) Video

As one of the B-sides of British goth-pop singer Charli XCX’s great single “You’re The One,” Odd Future duo the Internet remixed the track, turning it into an itchy, bubbly, urgent thing and adding a verse from O.F. secret weapon Mike G. Now that Internet remix has a new video from directors Claire Boyd and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2012 - 9:27 am

Download Mike G Award Tour Mixtape

Mike G has long been the secret weapon of the Odd Future crew. As long as Earl Sweatshirt remains imprisoned in an offshore oil derrick or whatever the hell, he’s the group’s best pure rapper. His calm, understated elegance works as a nice corrective to the rest of the bunch’s anarchic tendencies. And his 2010… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2011 - 4:38 pm