Guest Star: "I'm Glad I Put My Business Out There Like That"
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 2:10PM
[With his new Love. Lust. Lost mixtape circulating across the Internet, Mickey Factz defends his decision to mesh romance and hip-hop on his latest underground project.]
I can't really speak on everybody else's situations with their projects even though I'm pretty sure their stuff is really dope. [This project represents] literally my relationship problems I was going through in the past year and a half.
I kind of had to get my female and male fan base a chance to see what I was going through and hopefully they could relate to it in a way by substituting the things I was talking about with stuff they were going through in their own relationships. So for me, this is really personal and when I heard Jadakiss' I Love You, it really sounded like one of Jada's [other] mixtapes which is nothing against Jada because I'm a huge Jada fan.
On this particular mixtape, it was really just one situation that I kind of wanted to get off of my chest and I think by me making a whole mixtape about it was great. I think by me doing it, it kind of opened my eyes to love and life at the same time.
I'm very happy I did it. I think it was a great project. I think a lot of people loved it and a lot of people appreciated it. I'm definitely not mad at me doing it. I'm actually glad that I put it out there like that. I'm glad I put my business out there like that. I hope it actually does help people out because for me, it helped me and if it helped me then it definitely had to have helped somebody else.
Outside of his onslaught of free music for the people, Mickey Factz has collaborated with The Cool Kids, Emilio Rojas, Drake, Travie McCoy, Tanya Morgan and more. He's performed at notable venues such as BB Kings, SOBs, The Knitting Factory, and others. He has graced the pages of several national publications such as VIBE, The FADER, SPIN, GIANT, and XXL which named him one of ten artists to check for in 2009.
Check out the mixtape below: