Alright, now that you’re caught up, let’s get to business. Brooklyn DJ and longtime friend of the DopeHouse MICK has just released his new project, Coming Home To Texas – an excellent re-imagining of Bridges’ critically-acclaimed debut that takes listeners on an electrifying journey through the south. Blending the various aspects and sonics of Texas-based Hip-Hop with Bridges’ soulful vocals, MICK – along with producers Chi Duly, Hasan Insane, Donnie Houstin, Jett I. Masatyr, Chris Rockaway, and TedyP – crafted seven new tracks, enlisting Bun B and Slim Thug to contribute verses.
“Leon Bridges is, to me, the most talented new artist in music,” says MICK. “I’ve heard so many comparisons: The next Sam Cooke, the next this, the next that. However, I couldn’t help but wonder how a kid in his 20’s would sound if his inspiration was threaded through the classic Texas hip hop he grew up on. This project answers that. I combined Leon’s soulful vocals with the samples and vibes of my favorite Texas hip-hop artists, including DJ Screw, UGK, and Scarface. The result turned out even better than I thought. I’m so excited for people to finally hear it.”
Stream/download Coming Home To Texas below.
1 Coming Home (prod. Chi Duly)
2 Better Man f. Bun B (prod. Chi Duly)
3 Brown Skin Girl f. Slim Thug (prod. Hasan Insane)
4 Smooth Sailin (prod. Donnie Houstin and Chris Rockaway)
5 Shine (prod. Jett I. Masatyr + Chris Rockaway)
6 Flowers (prod. Donnie Houstin and TedyP)
7 River (prod. Hasan Insane)