About 6 or 7 months ago, I started following one of Instagram’s favorite couples Chicklet and Maleni and after a few scrolls down Chicklet’s page, I saw that he had posted a snippet of this guy Mycul who I had never heard of before rapping this song called “Rich Enough“. I remember watching the clip over and over (literally) and thinking “yo who is this cat?” The song Rich Enough had this almost nursery rhyme sounding beat produced by Brooklyn’s Rubirosa and in the video, Mycul is seen lacing up a pair of rollerblades as he raps:
“I said I told myself to do a different flow today/Instead I showed myself how cool it is to roller-skate…”
Immediately, the first verse and opening visual of the video brought me back to my childhood, and probably all of our childhoods, where I can remember my main means of transportation being rollerblades… That verse and visual alone had me wondering why in a world full of self-gratification where everybody is stuntin’ on social media these days, did this guy decide to keep it so real, almost too real? The next verse is where I realized “ok this is a come up song, I’m feeling it…” not just with the lyrics, but the visuals as well, where the audience sees Mycul coming up from rollerblades to a lime green Lamborghini…
“I was broke as hell with demons on my shoulder blades/I was born in Hell even though I overcame/Now I show and tell cause these niggas deserve the pain/Overwhelmed? Nah, keep it real I’m overpaid.”
It was with that 30 second video clip that I decided to click on Mycul’s page and start following his musical journey as a new artist from Manhattan, New York, particularly Inwood, where I was able to preview his rookie album Masterpiece of Cake now available on iTunes.
Before the album drop, though, Mycul found himself in-studio with Hot 97’s DJ Drewski, where another one of my favorites off the album I Don’t Need U debuted on-air.
With Masterpiece of Cake’s steady rise to success, Mycul has diligently been in the studio working on his sophomore album, where the listener can anticipate the Dominican rapper to garner a wave of new fans.
Check out the video for Rich Enough and another one of my favorite songs Test Drive off Mycul’s debut album below: