Friday Fun:: Mitchmatic - Two Weeks Off

Mitchmatic - Two Weeks Off

I honestly have no idea why I haven’t posted on any of the hip hop coming out of the fantastically eclectic Edmonton, Alberta label/collective Old Ugly. I know of the label - in fact the Ack has posted on Doug Hoyer before, and I’m afraid we might have been contacted by someone in the Old Ugly camp before. And when you consider that I used to review more rap from Edmonton than from any other locale, it seems un-excusable.

 

But thanks to Old Ugly’s Mitchmatic I’m righting that wrong today by encouraging you to check out Two Weeks Off, a mixtape he released last year. It seems Mitch has a full-length album coming out later this year, but I was certainly happy to discover his mixtape, which checks in a modest (in mixtape terms) ten tracks, and features Mitch and a few guests flowing over a couple of original tracks and some borrowed beats.

 

There’s a couple MPC tracks done by Mitch on the mixtape, so I wasn’t sure if he was more on the “producer that raps” tip, but as it turns out, Mitch is a natural MC, flowing easily and with ample charisma over a variety of beats. He seems equally comfortable getting playful & animated on a track like On and On, or keeping it laid back on This Is Me (which was a deal-sealer for me as I believe it uses the beat from Scarface’s My Block, which I love), or even crooning it out on I’ll Never Know and Never Do The Things.

 

So I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Mitchmatic and Two Weeks Off, and I encourage you to go cop his mixtape for yourself via the Bandcamp (it’s free, so excuses, you have none). As for me, I’ll be checking for Mitch’s full-length and checking out the rest of the Old Ugly clique.

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MP3:: Mitchmatic - On and On

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MP3:: Mitchmatic - This is Me
Bandcamp:: mitchmatic.bandcamp.com

 

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2 Responses to “Friday Fun:: Mitchmatic - Two Weeks Off”

Joe Gurba April 15th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Mitchmatic is the genuine article. Good looks for herohill. You guys know yr rapz.

Douglas April 16th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

yeeeeeeaaaah Mitch!

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