You’d figure that rising rap stars like Sir Michael Rocks, Mac Miller and Casey Veggies could have just about any girl they’d want, but believe it or not, none of the three are necessarily looking for the prettiest one in the room. At least, that’s what they’d have you believe on their new collabo track “Great.”
” ‘Great’ is one of my favorite tracks off the project,” Sir Michael Rocks told MTV News of the track that appears on his newly released mixtape, Lap of Lux. “We made this track all together in Chicago a little while ago when Mac was on tour with Casey.”
The track, which was produced by the Taylor Gang’s Cardo, finds Mikey, Mac and Casey talking to the ladies in a most peculiar way. While in the studio, the three MCs — who rate their dates on a scale of 1 through 10 — all agreed that while a 10 may sound appealing, dealing with a woman who they designate as an 8 is the way to go.
“After 9’s, they start getting a little uppity, and you gotta start watching out for a bunch of different things,” Mikey said, explaining the song’s concept. “When you start dealing with the 10’s, you start dealing with a lot of maintenance, a lot of requirements, but I think at the level we at right now, a strong 8, that’s probably the most level you want to deal with so you can have fun.”
“With all dem badass friends you be thinkin’ you a 10/ But you’re an 8, and that’s great,” Mac rhymes on the song’s chorus.
Lap of Lux is an important step in the career of Mikey Rocks, who got his start as one-half of the Chicago duo the Cool Kids. While his groupmate Chuck Inglish is currently focusing on production, Mikey decided to build up his catalog as a solo MC. Rocks recently signed with Curren$y’s Jet Life record label, where he plans to release a solo LP at the top of the year. On Thursday, he served Lap of Lux as an appetizer of things to come. Tracks like “Now You Do” and the Chuck Inglish-produced “Good Sushi” go a long way to showcase Mikey as a soloist.
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