Article by Tip Hicks (@datz_trizzy)
After successfully releasing his project “So Long South Dakota” via JENESIS, we caught up with Myke Bogan to talk a bit about what actually goes down in South Dakota on a Friday Night, his musical mindset, and his favorite track on his project.
What is there to do on a Friday night in South Dakota?
If you like to drink the possibilities are endless. It is the drinking capital… My goal on a Friday night in Vermillion, SD is to get drunk enough to piss my bed all while spending less than thirty dollars…and believe it has happened
Favorite artist of the 90’s:
I don’t have a specific favorite artist; I would say The Fugees as a whole
After listening to So Long South Dakota it’s hard to believe that it’s Myke Bogan’s first project. The rapper made a concrete effort at capturing the pristine days of hip hop and is enjoying the pay off of hard work with his team. (Click Here) He expressed his love for the game on tracks such as “Can’t Fight Fate.” Myke speaks on the difference time has made by referring to when MTV use to play videos and calling today’s music “watered down.”
Describe your musical mindset/your style
“I honestly think I have my own style. When I’m writing I always try to be as descriptive as possible and at the same time make sure my flow never sounds like anyone else”
What’s your favorite track?
“My favorite song is “Colored Boy” because it explains all the shit I was going through at that time of my life. While completing “So Long South Dakota” I was a full-time college student trying to finish my degree, working every day, with a 2 year old son. It was a grind!”
So Long South Dakota presents a solid 12 track body of work. The project features a club record “Jeremiah Weed & Water”, something to smoke to “Uncle Elroy’s Couch,” or a cut like “Smoke and Go to Bed” that most smoker’s can relate to. Bars like, “you want to see hip hop bleed, cut my hands,” showcases his passion when he spits.
“I really just want to travel doing music and be heard by as many people as possible. I think that God has blessed me with a gift, I’m proud of that and I want to share that with people.”
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