As a huge fan of the ever evolving hip hop scene, I feel I can speak for everyone when I say we’re all a little tired of beats that sound like they’ve taken 20 minutes to put together and lyrics that feel like they’ve taken even less; I’m sure more than a handful of names come to mind if you know what I mean. The trouble is that they dominate the charts, and garner millions of streams – baffling for the amount of effort that goes into them.

Looking to counter this taboo subject is Nashville, TN based rapper Mike Floss who connects with local producer Shmuck the Loyal on Fully Loaded. I’m not saying you have to be the most dextrous storyteller to make great hip hop, as Mike lays down simple yet effective bars and rides the hype of his music with finesse, with the production pushing the boundaries of your typical hip hop banger. It’s hard to draw parallel with other artists here, as you get tastes across the board from new-school hip hop but it’s all woven together with level of passion that’s outgrown his Mike’s emerging artist status. Be on the watch of Mike Floss and Schmuck the Loyal in the future.

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