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Lap of Lux is an permeate moment in the career of Sir Michael Rocks. Formerly known as Mikey Rocks, he is one-half of the Chicago and Detroit based Hip-Hop duo The Cool Kids. Founded in 2005, their music was released primarily through the independent Chocolate Industries and their own label C.A.K.E. Recordings. While his group mate Chuck Inglish is currently focusing on his own projects production, Sir Rocks decided to branch out on his own and begin his solo career. Sir Michael Rocks recently signed with Curren$y’s Jet Life record label where he is schedule to release a solo LP next year. So, in the meanwhile, he dropped Lap of Lux for the fans on August 2nd.
The free album features collaborations with Flosstradamus, Rockie Fresh, Casey Veggies, and, of course, his Cool Kids cohoret Chuck Inglish. The mixtape has fun production and a few standout songs like “Now You Do” and the Chuck Inglish-produced “Good Sushi” which showcase Mikey’s growth as a solo artist. “Great” is another standout record off the project. The track is produced by the Taylor Gang’s Cardo and finds Mac Miller rhyming on the song’s chorus
“With all dem bada** friends you be thinkin’ you a 10/ But you’re an 8, and that’s great”. While in the studio, the three MCs — who rate their dates on a scale of 1 through 10 — agreed that while a 10 may sound appealing, dealing with an 8 is the way to go.
“After 9s, they start getting a little uppity, and you gotta start watching out for a bunch of different things,” Mikey explained, “When you start dealing with the 10s, you start dealing with a lot of maintenance, a lot of requirements, but I think at the level we at right now, a strong 8, that’s probably the most level you want to deal with so you can have fun,” Sir Michael Rocks told MTV New in a interview. He also revealed that Lap of Lux was recorded in Chicago “We made this track all together in Chicago a little while ago when Mac was on tour with Casey.”
The 15 track mix tape is a fun record and continues with the style that Sir Michael Rocks brought to The Cool Kids.