As she continues to perfect the sound, Cali’s Mickey Taelor ups the anté with her latest release, ‘Essentials.’ With 95% of production handled by Willie B, Mickey switches the style up to something more upbeat and eclectic than ‘HiiGrade Vol. 2’ but without losing her essential old soul sound. The perfectly sequenced, 10 track project keeps it short, sweet and sonically pleasing, featuring previously released tracks such as “3Stacks” and “XYZ (Julie’s Song)” alongside appearances from J.Anthny, Boogie and Stoney that Dealer.
Although I missed the album release event, I was blessed to catch some tracks from the album in the studio the other day and all I can say is “mind blown.” I know it would sound cliché of me to say it took me to another place, but I was zonin’ like a mug. And after that “3Stacks” video, I can’t wait to see more visuals from this one. Catch snippets of the album below and be sure to support true artistry by picking up a copy of ‘Essentials’ today.
Standout Tracks: Trainwreck, Work It Out, Gemini 3.0, Love Architects