Mikkey Halsted – Chi-Town Streets

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According to DJ RTC:

Late last year I got a call from K-Salaam of the production force that is K-Salaam and Beatnick. What was on K’s mind was the fierce emcee ability of Chicago’s Mikkey Halsted, who he re-discovered through posts on RubyHornet. It certainly wasn’t the first call I received about Mikkey, who had caught the attention of various people we knew from NYC, LA and elsewhere. “He’s one of the best rappers alive right now…easily” K told me. “It’s crazy that he’s not more well-known, but then again it’s not because of how corny
the game is right now.”

At the time of the inquiry, K-Salaam and Beatnick were putting together their Imeem/IllRoots release Where The Streets Have No Name and wanted to include Mikkey on the album not just for his ability, but also because his subject matter. Halsted has gained quite a reputation as an emcee with this pen constantly in his notepad, and his eyes and ears constantly tuned into what is happening not just in the streets of Chicago, but throughout the world. It was only right to marry K-Salaam and Beatnick’s production with
the words of Mikkey Halsted. Thus, on a cold winter night, “Chi-Town Streets” was born. Recorded at SoundScape studios, and made complete with additional vocals by Khari Lemeuel, the song will appear on Where The Streets Have No Name, and RH has the official world premiere. Hear it first below.

Mikkey Halsted – Chi-Town Streets (prod. K-Salaam & Beatnick)

I’m in that Stussy, fuck Gucci


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66 Responses to “Mikkey Halsted – Chi-Town Streets”

  1. baby jesus Says:

    Deeray?

  2. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    no loitering, huh??

    rebel!

  3. ELECTROGREMLIN_cs88 Says:

    Uz A Slut.

  4. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Stussy since I was like in 7th grade >

  5. baby jesus Says:

    I’m in that Stussy, fuck Gucci

    ^FAIL

  6. Ghost Writer Says:

    Yo if each member can sell 13-15k on their own…..don’t you think they can sell as much or even a little more when this drops? I would think so unless they all have the same fans….if they sell 200k I’ll be surprised tho

  7. b-ease Says:

    …but why ever waste time hating on Slaughterhouse?

    ^^
    Personally, I find it invigorating.

  8. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    *MJ’s it up*

    *has white babies*

    *straight faces the world*

  9. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Wafflehouse, when you have no choice, because you’re hungry and it’s late at night>>>>Slaughterhouse, with Royce, the two Joeys, and Crooked I

  10. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    Uncrowned King!

    Mikkey >>>

  11. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Where The Streets Have No Name

    ***And where the cash register has no sales***

  12. sol fraze Says:

    Beat is nice and Halsted is straight…. but “one of the best rappers alive… easily? SMH.

    And while I’m at it, SMH if your rap named is shared with a Disney character.

  13. baby jesus Says:

    unless they all have the same fans…

    ^FACT

  14. Beezy aka Runs Like Kenya, Diamonds Like Mozambique Says:

    Stussy is the ultimate fail tho

  15. b-ease Says:

    …..don’t you think they can sell as much or even a little more when this drops? I would think so unless they all have the same fans

    ^^
    I think you just answered your own question, lol.

  16. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Slaughtahouse got a little bit for everybody, if you like rap music.

    Imo.

    I dont understand the hate.

    joell ortiz fell off??? i kind of feel that way. And I always root for fat hispanic dudes, no shots at Dblock

  17. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    seeing gucci live is like seeing michael jackson during the thriller world tour.

    *straight face*

    roffle.

    ^^

    There never was a Michael Jackson Thriller tour…it was the Victory tour, followed by the Bad tour

    *Zips up Michael Jackson jacket, with all dem zippers*

    *Moonwalks to lunch*

  18. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    *MJ’s it up*

    *has white babies*

    *straight faces the world*

    –LMAO

  19. cOLD Says:

    Wafflehouse, when you have no choice, because you’re hungry and it’s late at night>>>>Slaughterhouse, with Royce, the two Joeys, and Crooked I

    ^ roffle

  20. b-ease aka the fat nigga in the group you just signed Says:

    I think niggas want them to fail more then anything.

    ^^
    Nah, I honestly wish success on everybody. It just aint happening for those corny niggas.

  21. D_block_4_life Says:

    Personally, I find it invigorating.
    ^
    Lol

    SH!

  22. CiCi The Intern Says:

    Gone getcha some … gone, gone getcha some…

  23. b-ease aka the fat nigga in the group you just signed Says:

    And I always root for fat hispanic dudes, no shots at Dblock

    ^^
    *Jadakiss laughs it up*

  24. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    *MJ’s it up*

    *has white babies*

    *straight faces the world*

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LMAO LMAO

    *gnr’d up*

  25. R.J.Orion Says:

    *MJ’s it up*

    *hides in hyperbaric chamber*

    *smokes blunt dipped in anesthesial fluids*

    *cant feel my high*

  26. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Slaughterhouse should go on tour with Jeezy’s USDA fam…make it a cookout themed jawn, lol…

  27. sol fraze Says:

    SH will do at least 50k opening week. This much internet buzz has to be at least good for that much, right?

    But honestly, they should have put Tahiry on that cover… if she’s not at least in the insert I’m taking that jawn back and d/ling that isht.

  28. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Mikkey Halsted’s latest freestyle: “Without an arm, I spit/Without an arm I spit!!!”

  29. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    I go down to my office at the American Airlines Center, and I still have my notes … and I am talking to Steve, and he’s like, “Mark, I’ve got Phoenix in the room. They tell me I have to make a decision right now. I told them I had to call you first.”

    And I said, “OK. What’s going on?”

    He goes, “They made me a hell of an offer.”

    I said, “Well, how much did they offer you?” you know? “More than $10 million a year?”

    “Yeah.”

    “More than $11 million a year?”

    “Yeah.”

    “More than $12 million a year?”

    “Yes, north of Mike Bibby money,” those were his words, “north of Mike Bibby money.”

    And I said, “So they basically gave you a max-out contract.”

    “Yeah.”

    And I said, “Is it four years?”

    “No.”

    “Is it five years?”

    “No.”

    “So it’s six years,” the most they can give for another team.

    “Yeah, but the last year is only a half guarantee.”

    I’m like, “Oh my God.”

  30. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    *cant feel my high*

    ^^

    I got blunted and watched blow last night. Pee Wee herman’s performance as a gay drug dealer was “invigorating” (NH)

  31. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    There never was a Michael Jackson Thriller tour…it was the Victory tour, followed by the Bad tour

    *Zips up Michael Jackson jacket, with all dem zippers*

    *Moonwalks to lunch*

    ^^

    knowledge ether.

  32. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    fux, what you talkin bout?

  33. R.J.Orion Says:

    Joell Ortiz never carries his weight on Slaughterhouse joints… Royce and Crooked doing all the heavy lifting

  34. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Slaughterhouse is so boring, b.

    they should just stop playin, get a reality tv show and call it a career

  35. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    The Walrus Tamer Says:

    July 24th, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    fux, what you talkin bout?

    ***Sounds like Mark Cuban, Steve Nash?

  36. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Royce and Crooked doing all the heavy lifting
    ^^^^^
    WORD LIFE and On My Momma it all seems this way.

    Them Two niggas got the most handsome bars in every song

  37. Mac Brown Says:

    currently eating meatloaf [||]

  38. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Is that for Steve Nash fux

  39. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    ***Sounds like Mark Cuban, Steve Nash?

    ^^^^^
    Yeah when Nash left to Phoenix and won TWO MVP’s and Shaq got one. SMH Cuz Nash aint even white that Nigga SouthAfrican/Canadian.

    Hates War and shit.

  40. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 24th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Mikkey Halsted’s latest freestyle: “Without an arm, I spit/Without an arm I spit!!!”

    ^

    DEAD

  41. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    Joell Ortiz never carries his weight on Slaughterhouse joints… Royce and Crooked doing all the heavy lifting

    –No way… Joell was killing the rest of them at first. Royce stepped it up

  42. sol fraze Says:

    Is something wrong with me if I’m not feeling Royce…. I respect the fact that he has some sick punchlines, but he really kills it for me with all the corny b/s he spits sometimes. “We the super group/ You couldn’t handle this shit… with a pooper scoop”? Really Nickel? Thats what’s hot to you?

  43. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    We the super group/ You couldn’t handle this shit… with a pooper scoop”?

    ***LOL…that sounds like a Phife Dawg line…

  44. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    Cuz Nash aint even white that Nigga SouthAfrican/Canadian

    ^^

    kinda like Dave Matthews

  45. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    cant feel my high

    ^^

    I rolled up and watched blow last night. Pee Wee herman’s performance as a gay drug dealer was “invigorating” (NH)

    FUCK MODERATION

  46. R.J.Orion Says:

    Iknow Budden must have some exclusive solo sex tapes of Tahiry dancing nude or jacking herself off… Budden should releases them shits aSAP… His career is over anyway, might as well go out in a blaze of glory

  47. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    LOL @ the panoramic shot, just to get in that “By order of police:no loitering” sign…Mikkey, you are such a rebel (not!), lol…

  48. I AM GERALD SALUTI Says:

    FUC MODERATION!

  49. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    where you see that jawn at, fuxito?

  50. D_block_4_life Says:

    The Escape Route.

    woooo

  51. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I always park, in handicapped spaces/while handicapped people make handicapped faces…I’m an asshooooooole!!! (none)

  52. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    We the super group/ You couldn’t handle this shit… with a pooper scoop”?

    ***LOL…that sounds like a Phife Dawg line…

    ^^

    *fatality*

    in that high pitched aggy voice and everything

  53. A tribe called quest aka No Draws unda Im Big Brotha Thunda Says:

    We the super group/ You couldn’t handle this shit… with a pooper scoop”?

    ***LOL…that sounds like a Phife Dawg line…

    ^^

    *fatality*

    in that high pitched aggy voice and everything

    –…………………………..Wilma get my pistol

  54. Aram "Mr. Coke is a Popular Drug" aka Alfable Alpaca aka Congenial Complexion Says:

    Pap

    hoopshype.com

  55. R.J.Orion Says:

    Haliburton > Halstead

  56. The Walrus Tamer Says:

    lol, fux is the king of the random websites!!

    i still remember he linked the website strictly for underwear. . . . that was the ultimte wtf.

  57. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    would yall chop down Karrine Steffans?

  58. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Game need to be hating on Crooked I he’s the best in the West Right now

  59. The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    I just saw a nation comment on fader.com……the internet is a small small place.

  60. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    July 24th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    would yall chop down Karrine Steffans?

    ***indubitably

  61. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    The Shot Clock aka Guns is me Says:

    July 24th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    would yall chop down Karrine Steffans?
    ===============================
    she got like 500 dickson her jacket hell no

  62. sol fraze Says:

    she got like 500 dickson her jacket hell no

    ^^^

    I think you probably are missing a couple zeros on that one. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone on Nah HAS got it in with Ms. Head already.

  63. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    SMH @ niggas thinking Joell don’t carry his weight. Cats must be listening with a dildo in their ear (none)

  64. streetz Says:

    Is this shit any good? [||]

  65. Potter Says:

    As a fan, In a way its nice Mikkey hasn’t blow up yet because he hasn’t had to make bullshit music. He is a talented dude who doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Chi-town stand up!

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