FTO’s Mike L!VE is back with another self-produced single for your eardrums. “It’s The Beat” is hip hop head rap, that raw boom bap + raw lyricism.
L!VE’s love for paying homage and sound collaging is once again evident as he talks that shit with bar after bar of lyrically dense MC bravado rap.
“Promoters be illiterate thieves, and still book me”
“Who need a rest, you a chess pawn / Style, bed of fire, I ain’t never been slept on”
Fans can catch L!VE in Asheville, NC this summer as Free The Optimus shares stages with Big Boi (6/3) and The Pharcyde (9/21). FTO summer dates are still being finalized, but a full east coast tour is planned and will be announced soon.