[Interview] Mikkey Halsted Speaks on Castro Mixtape, Music Direction, and Nas
”If I died tomorrow, I wanted to put together a work that could define me.”
Earlier this week, Mikkey Halsted released his new mixtape, Castro. The new project was presented with DJ Don Cannon, and is a heartfelt effort from Mikkey, featuring slim guest appearances, and records driven by raw honesty, amazing lyrical output, and production from No I.D., Don Cannon, and Young Chop. The album has been getting a great response, giving Mikkey further validation on his skills and renewed faith that his style of Hip Hop music can truly connect to the people.
“Castro is that cornerstone,” Mikkey Halsted told me this morning, as my guest on my morning show with JR Bang on WindyCityUnderground. “My goal in making Castro was to make the album of the year and to give, on a lyrical level, to take you guys where I feel like only few emcees can take you. I really wanted to exercise my talent.”
Check out the full interview with Mikkey Halsted below as he talks about the mixtape, why he decided not to release Money Making Mikkey Season, as well as his take on the current ghostwriting allegations against Nas.