*Los Angeles, CA – Rapper, Mike Murray is one of the newest voices to arise from the streets of Compton. His vocal ability and street swag has rappers on alert in anticipation of his upcoming debut offering, “The Walk On.”
Battlecat saw the raw talent and lyrical ability of Mike Murray and got involved with the project, giving him the stamp of approval only a seasoned vet in the business can give.
“I like his vibe. Mike’s lyrics reflect what’s going on in neighborhoods across the country. He doesn’t focus only on Compton but he address issues that affect people living in communities just like his. Street life isn’t confined to Compton. He hits on subjects that everyone can identify with, and he does it with a cool delivery that’s unlike anybody else out right now,” said Battlecat.
Battlecat is known for producing artists such as Snoop Dogg, The Game, Xzibit and Tha Eastsidaz, along with one of today’s hottest new artist Kendrick Lamar. His aesthetic is a progression from the early-’90s G-Funk sound pioneered by Above the Law, characterized by fat synth bass lines and soulful keys. He is also the concert DJ for Snoop Dogg.
True hip hop heads will gravitate to the rawness of his vocals and reflect back on the original Compton style made famous by MC’s such as MC Eight, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Eazy E and King T to name a few. When you hear Mike Murray’s lyrical content and infectious flow coupled with Battlecat’s signature sound the winning combination is undeniable. The music speaks of Mike’s reality; transporting listeners into his world.
“It’s time for West Coast rap to return to dominance. The MC’s that preceded me laid the blueprint for artists like myself to always bring a new sound and brashness to music. West Coast rap, Gangsta rap whatever you want to call it is nothing but street. We have to give it to you straight or it’s not right. We can’t offer up syrupy washed down versions of rap music. That’s not our style. I’m here to take us back to that raw street sound and an iconic producer like Battlecat made me step my game up and push my lyrical skills to a new level,” said Mike Murray.
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