It feels good to finally be able to do a post/ music review for a strong female singer/ songwriter. I’m sure that a lot of you have noticed that I love artists who do it all: sing, rap, write, produce, engineer… all of it. There are a lot of females in the game who are heavy on the other side of things and I may try to find a way to talk about them soon. But, for now, Mickey stands out from the crowd to me.
Even better, I heard of her through some of my favorite artists. They have either worked with her or are just fans of hers. After listening to this project, I can honestly see why. Plus, our names are pretty similar and we have the same nickname (other than Mimi, my Fam calls me Mickey) 🙂
What You Need to Know About Mickey Shiloh (Ha, it rhymes! LOL)
Michaela “Mickey” Shiloh is a singer/ songwriter out of California. Growing up around Hip Hop and with her father being an aspiring rapper, it only makes sense that Mickey began writing her own raps at the age of 8. It wasn’t long before she had taught herself to record and mix her own songs. Then she signed her first publishing deal to multi-platinum producer Chad Beatz of Tastemaker Music.
That relationship led to her first placement on a song and a chance to work with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Rodney signed Mickey as an artist and songwriter from 2009 until 2011, while she was still in high school. Once she graduated high school, she moved to Los Angeles and worked for some pretty high profile artists such as Janet Jackson, Pitbull, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez. Now, at 25, she is a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
Did She Really Drop All of That in 2017?! Mickey’s Discography!
So apparently Mickey dropped a sh*t ton of music last year (2017). I’m a bit overwhelmed and sitting like, should I make time to sit and listen to all of this first? I did start checking them out and I’m not surprised how good and different they are. One of them really stuck out to me, though; her collab record with Aldae Long called RNDM666.
That is an extremely dark album and probably not for everybody but I’m feeling it, especially since I love Aldae (discovered him through RnBass last year). She also has another collab project with him called RNDH. Those 2 records are just the tip of the iceberg compared to everything else she released in that 12 month period. I’m sure there is a method to her madness (and genius) and that’s my kind of girl.
My Review for 2 Weeks Notice… Finally Something REAL for Us Ladies
For now, though, let’s focus on her most recent body of work since I tend to work backwards when I catch on to an artist a bit late in the game. I hadn’t been following her on social media but since I do follow Aldae Long, I saw about this mixtape. And since everyone had really been talking about her and how she’s the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time), I had to give her music a listen for sure. Let me say, she did not disappoint.
2 Weeks Notice is categorized as Pop but know that she can do it all; her other projects are a perfect example of that. So, let me tell you about some of my favorite songs, starting with the first two songs, “Gray Sweats” and “D n Anxiety”. They have some sense of humor but so much truth to them LOL. “Gray Sweats” is basically the fact that some of us women have a weakness for guys in gray sweatpants and “D n Anxiety” is kind of self-explanatory, when only 2 things are being brought to the relationship/ “situationship” with someone.
Then we have two of my favorite collaborations, “Ain’t No Competition” featuring Aldae and “Cum Over” featuring BAER and Matt Martino. Other than the fact that I love Aldae’s feature, “Ain’t No Competition” is when you know that no one can top what you can do for someone, even though they continue to look elsewhere for it; makes sense, right? And “Cum Over” has so many funky elements to it musically but the message is very clear. The whole album is perfect for a late night vibe session, either by yourself or with someone.
I feel like there’s so much more that I could say about Mickey Shiloh but I am officially a new fan. I just really love how different she is from a lot of female artists out there right now. There weren’t many females I wanted to talk about last year so the fact that I was excited to write about Mickey, made me happy. I look forward to finding more raw, real, and talented female artists this year. Check out her music and let me know what you think!
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