Mickey Factz: Machine Gun

Although the late actor Charlton Heston took every opportunity to lambast and criticize Hip Hop music (most notably his scathing attack on Ice T’s “Cop Killer”) the screen veteran and many of his former lyrical adversaries shared an anomalous infatuation with firearms that would make the NRA proud. Artists ranging from Dr. Dre posing with a revolver on the now iconic Source magazine cover to Dead Prez’s first album “Let’s Get Free” with young children griping automatic weapons in the midst of a revolution have shown Hip Hop’s gun obsession in no ambiguous light. While it may be argued that the pistol references are a reflection of society and in some cases a call to arms for social change, there are very few modern hip hop songs (except maybe Pharoe Monch’s “Gun Draws”) that are solely dedicated to discuss the dangers of the deadly weapons. MC Mickey Factz successfully tackles the subject on his new joint “Machine Gun”. Bronx born MC Mickey Factz is one of the leaders of the new school whose lyrical dexterity, precise wordplay and pin point flow has attempted to push modern hip hop past its rigid idea of what an MC should sound like. Although closer to the golden era swagger then some of his contemporaries his style is in no way stuck in the past as he has rhymed over unexpected loops containing Electronica, house and other off kilter drum patterns. However, Factz is not content to use the same subject matter as some of his peers who are correctly celebrated for their throw back to the 80s danceable hip hop tunes. Here, Factz gets cerebral and recounts a cautionary tale of violence and gun play over Trip Hop veteran Portishead’s rapid fire drum stabs. The beat, the lyrics and the subject matter is a welcome change of pace from all the hardened gun talk we have become desensitized to. Listen to the track [HERE]

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Although the late actor Charlton Heston took every opportunity to lambast and criticize Hip Hop music (most notably his scathing attack on Ice T’s “Cop Killer”) the screen veteran and many of his former lyrical adversaries shared an anomalous infatuation with firearms that would make the NRA proud. Artists ranging from Dr. Dre posing with a revolver on the now iconic Source magazine cover to Dead Prez’s first album “Let’s Get Free” with young children griping automatic weapons in the midst of a revolution have shown Hip Hop’s gun obsession in no ambiguous light. While it may be argued that the pistol references are a reflection of society and in some cases a call to arms for social change, there are very few modern hip hop songs (except maybe Pharoe Monch’s “Gun Draws”) that are solely dedicated to discuss the dangers of the deadly weapons. MC Mickey Factz successfully tackles the subject on his new joint “Machine Gun”.

Bronx born MC Mickey Factz is one of the leaders of the new school whose lyrical dexterity, precise wordplay and pin point flow has attempted to push modern hip hop past its rigid idea of what an MC should sound like. Although closer to the golden era swagger then some of his contemporaries his style is in no way stuck in the past as he has rhymed over unexpected loops containing Electronica, house and other off kilter drum patterns. However, Factz is not content to use the same subject matter as some of his peers who are correctly celebrated for their throw back to the 80s danceable hip hop tunes. Here, Factz gets cerebral and recounts a cautionary tale of violence and gun play over Trip Hop veteran Portishead’s rapid fire drum stabs. The beat, the lyrics and the subject matter is a welcome change of pace from all the hardened gun talk we have become desensitized to.

Listen to the track [HERE]

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