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Q&A With DMV’s Very Own Underground Hip Hop Artist Mic Mountain

Bro!!!! We would personally like to thank you Mic Mountain for rocking with our BLOG and most importantly pushing real Hip Hop! Let me ask you how long have you been a Hip Hop artist? What specific area are you from? Also, how did you get you emcee name?

Thank you for having me me it feels good to be here. I’ve been doing hip hop recording since 1992 but I didn’t release anything online until 2008. I’m from the Washington D.C. area akla the DMV area. My real name is Michael Mountain but I dropped the letters to Mic because back in the days the Source would give you 5 mics. I wanted to represent a Mountain of Microphones.

We notice your style is super original and very creative. Let us know how your style if different than all the rap artists out there!

My style rhythmic and melodic but at the same time my delivery jump’s out and grabs you and hold your attention. Plus I speak with alot of character in my voice so that always helps get the point across when conveying a message through song I guess.

Please breakdown the creative process behind ““The Avalanche”…Also, ever planning on pushing a full Spanish project?

I might do a Spanglish project but not entirely in Spanish. I made sure the listener could follow along in both languages on on of the tracks “Ritmico Boricua.” From the beginning I sat down and made each beat from practically scratch. Then I put them all in Playlist order as what would sound good after the previous track.and I just wrote to the music and planned the album out as far as features and hooks and skits etc.

Do you remember the day/time when you realized you wanted to become an Hip Hop artist?

Yes my uncles always encouraged me to do my raps and draw when I was a teen, I didn’t start taking it serious until my late teens. My best friends at the time, actually my brothers Hasani Lateef and Lee Majors showed me how to do this professionally. I’ll always be thankful for them helping me believe in my self and my talents.

How does social media playing a role in your success? How are fans/supporters helping your movement?

Social Media has been a blessing and a Curse because some people will like you and some won’t. It’s like your personality and views represent your brand now but as long as you do good business and offer a good product or service and most of all remain yourself than you are golden. I’ve made tons of fans online but the best ones are the ones who are friends for life whether you have met them or not. it’s all about making that personal connection.

Your TOP 5 in Hip Hop….Deal or Alive?

Redman, Big Pun Biggie, Sean Price, Thirstin Howl the 3rd

With this being an underground hip hop site, we always ask this important question. What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?

Whatever is it that is going against the grain baby!!! It’s ALL Gravy!

Where can people find you on the Internet? Drop all the vital links.

Micmountain.com Just look me up Mic Mountain everywhere!

Lastly, and shout out?

Shout out to Mom Dukes she always beenmy biggest supporter, My brother Grand Master Rodimus P! My bro Mr. Ripley! My Brother Alex Gholsten. My sister Marthalicia Marthalicia. My fellow Mc’s Pace One, Prince Po, C Rayz Walz, Hakim Green, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Tame One!

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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Mic Mountain – “Ritmico Boricua” (Video)

El artista de underground Hop Mic Mountain lanza su nuevo video musical titulado “Ritmico Boricua“.

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Mic Mountain – “Ganja Smoke” Ft. Hakim Green (Video)

Check out Mic Mountain‘s latest music video titled “Ganja Smoke” featuring Hakim Green.

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Mic Mountain – “The Avalanche” (Album Review)

Every now and then you come across a source of potential muddled in garbage. Much like a gold mine, it takes effort to get to that polished final product. There’s the excavating and digging, the refining- and then when all of that is done you’re left with a valuable item. This is how I feel about Mic Mountain and his 2018 release, “The Avalanche.”

Right off the bat, the audio quality is terrible. It’s entirely unavoidable to talk about. The irony of someone named “Mic Mountain” recording with a microphone that sounds like a landline from the early 2000’s is all too real. But maybe it’s not the mic, because sometimes- actually, a lot of times- the entire instrumental sounds fuzzy and distorted, as if the upload to Spotify simply failed. It’s very distracting.

Mic also has this bad habit of rushing and forcing his words to cram far too many syllables in a single line. He’ll go from 8 or 12 syllables, which sounds clean, to suddenly 20 for no reason, then back to 8 or 12. It honestly sounds like a little kid trying to get in the last word of an argument before recess ends, which makes it just awkward to listen to.

As far as his writing, it’s not bad. He’s got decent flow, some decent bars, but every now and then, he says something dumb. I don’t mean silly or goofy, I mean like clinically stupid kind of dumb. Case in point, his song “Girls Around the World” is about all the girls that Mic supposedly knows and how much he “loves girls.” There’s a part in the song where he says:

“I knew this Italian chick, her name was Lisa/ I never took her out, we just ordered pizza.”

This is a direct quote. It is so lazy, and so horribly boring. In fact, the entire song can be summed up by those two words. The chorus is actual trash, the verses are generic and blatantly false. I can only hope that this is Mic Mountain at his worst, because this song is scraping the bottom of the barrel for intelligence, originality, and artistry. However, this is not what most of his songs are like. Most of the time, even if Mic isn’t saying anything important, his bars are really not that bad. He has a clean 90’s flow that is very reminiscent of Biggie, and the way his words bounce to the beat can be hypnotic and pleasing to the listener.

My only other complaint for this project is that the instrumentals sound very basic. From what I noticed, most of the beats are just two to four bars repeating. I don’t remember hearing a single break throughout the entire album. It essentially sounds like the basic functions of FL Studio were implemented over a few default sample loops seventeen times and then packed together to make an album.

To summarize, Mic Mountain needs to clean up his syllable counts and lines, clean up the audio quality, make or find fleshed out beats that capture the listener, and not put out ignorantly egotistical and dumb content. This album is hot garbage. But he has potential and if he combines all the right elements, I could be writing a review with a very different tone in the near future. I wouldn’t count him out yet.

Highlights: 90’s Vibe

Rating: 4/10

Follow Mic Mountain on FB, Twitter, Youtube, and at his website.

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Mic Mountain – “The Avalanche” (Album)

Straight out of DC, rising underground Hip Hop artist Mic Mountain releases his new self-produced album titled “The Avalanche“.  He Brings us dope break-beats, loops, chops and bass lines guaranteed to make you bob your head.

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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