[soundcloud id=’111267052′ color=’#00f0ff’]Download The Outside - Mike Champoux
The first thing I noticed about this song was that the intro was too long, and the female vocal sample didn’t seem like it would work for a rap verse. 20 seconds in the beat changes up, and you’re slapped in the face with a high note with some promising underlying synth. When you hear Mike come in over the head-bopping beat you’ll understand why I put this track on the site. His lyricism is clever, his vocals glide smoothly across the seemingly rigid beat, and as soon as he dropped the beat to spit a Kanye lyric I knew I’d become a fan of this white Seattle rapper. Check him out, his new EP ‘The Come Up Vol. 1’ drops this fall.