As the latest installment in the Fresh Kept Secrets series, allow me to introduce you to Mike Baker The Bike Maker – a fresh new voice coming out The Bay, and a founding member of the mighty Honor Roll. No, Mike Baker does not make bikes – but he does make fresh music. And that’s exactly what I’ve got some more of for you guys today.
As an appetizer of sorts what Mr. Baker will be serving in the future, I’ve got an exclusive deluxe edition of his Sampler EP. Included in the EP are the 5 original sampler tracks (if you were able to get your hands on that), plus 4 bonus mixtape tracks which feature Mike rhyming over dubs by everyone from Metro Area to Madlib, and Mos Def to Hot Chip. That kind of range of traditional, fun hip-hop blended with next level rock and electronic sounds is a good example of the breath of fresh air that the whole Honor Roll crew is bringing to the game right now. And with the EP featuring production from Honor Roll resident beatsmiths, Trackademicks & 1o.a.k., as well guest spots from all the HR MC’s (Josie Stingray, Spank Pops & Moxmore) – the whole Roll is definitely represented on here. With Mike Baker The Bike Maker already working on his debut solo album, as well as an Honor Roll crew project and numerous collaborations, take my word for it now – this crew is going to be doing great things in ’09 and beyond.
You can preview full-length strengths of three personal highlights from the EP plus the clip for Mike Baker-featured remix of Kenna‘s “Say Goodbye To Love” by Trackademicks below. And then at the bottom, make sure to get your free download of the full Sampler EP: Deluxe Edition.
“Espionage” (prod. 1-O.A.K.)
“Let’s Make It Happen” (feat. & prod. Trackademicks)
“Strut” (Metro Area dub)
Kenna “Say Goodbye To Love (Trackademicks Remix)” (feat. Mike Baker The Bike Maker)
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