Mere seconds into what seems to be a tranquil, sensual love tune, “Forever Be Dat Guy” gets punctuated by gunshots and flips Art of Noise‘s “Moments in Love” into a boastful drill anthem led by the sub-genre’s architect King Louie and frequent collaborator Mikey Dollaz. “Mikey [Dollaz] has star quality,” SALVA says. “He’s wild. He shines bright. He’s a beast in the studio… his voice is crazy too, I get flashes of 2pac in there every now and again.” Having met through management, Mikey Dollaz flew to L.A. to record the spastic, energetic track with Salva. Mikey Dollaz and King Louie’s “fierce verses nicely accentuate Salva’s hard-hitting trip hop production,” states Pigeons & Planes, while HYPETRAK praises the rapper’s for delivering “catchy triplet flows over the hard-hitting instrumental.”
Following his fourth quarter 2015 release Sex Music 2, Mikey Dollaz is gearing up for the release of a new mixtape, Picture Me Rollin’, on February 19th. Bringing an energy comparable to Danny Brownwith a voice nearer to Young Dro, Mikey Dollaz was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, where street drama derailed a promising basketball career. After a prison stint, he invested himself in the city’s burgeoning hip-hop scene, working with influential Chicago director DGainz on “All We Know is Drill,” which earned him a co-sign from King Louie, who he’s since collaborated with several times. It’s through DGainz that Mikey Dollaz also linked up with Tink and Dreezy, the latter of which he teamed up with for 2013’s Business and Pleasure project. “Forever Be Dat Guy” releases via SALVA’s Peacemaker imprint and will also be included on Mikey Dollaz’s Picture Me Rollin’. With his new mixtape on the way, “Forever Be Dat Guy” is steering Mikey Dollaz in a promising direction.