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After twenty plus years in the game, rapper Mic Nickels has put together a compilation of his favorite hundred songs from his illustrious musical career. The collection contains tracks from his solo work, live and studio recordings with Nickel and Dime Ops, countless collaborations with MHB and other artists, and early recordings with his first group, The Linx, dating back from 1998-2005. This release will only be available as an exclusive download for fans available here at www.spotmeanickel.com

 

           This music has been a lifeline for me. A reason to live, and hope, and believe, during times when nothing else in this world offered any basis but to perceive otherwise. I entered this industry as a young kid looking to spread a message, although I’m not sure I had decided exactly what that message was going to be. I just knew I wanted my lyrics to have a positive impact on people somehow. Perhaps I carried a naive ambition to save the world through music. Maybe that’s not so naive afterall, I don’t know. As life happened, my writing lens began to warp, under pressure from the emotional stresses that come from being an adult on your own, in this cold world. You will hear darker sides to my personality emerge within lyrics written in those times. There's humility to humanity. I listen to this compilation that spans over twenty-two years and I hear growth, not only as an artist, but as a human being. These hundred songs that you have just downloaded are a representation of my artistry, and my personal collective consciousness over the past two decades. Some are in the form of intense studio productions, while others are live takes from stage, collabs, ancient demos, or unreleased gems. I am grateful and honored to have worked with so many extremely talented individuals. They have all pushed me to become a better version of myself over the years, and I would like to think they feel the same way about me. I encourage you to search their names below and follow them as well. Do I expect you to listen to all six hours of this compilation in one sitting? That seems highly unlikely, and I would be extremely impressed and flattered to hear that anyone actually did so. Instead I suggest putting it on shuffle mode whenever you decide to put 100 on, making your adventure through this sonic kaliedascope a little different each time you press play. 

 

1. A Little Peace - 2019, Mic Nickels and Milck mashup. 100. Composition by Milck.

2. Is it Worth it? - 2013, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane, Kiza, Keef wOOkie. K Antibodies.

3. Impossible Feats - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

4. People’s Champ - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Boyd. Resuscitation Music. Composition by Willerm Delisfort. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

5. Cry for Help - 2012, Mic Nickels feat. DJ Dainja. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Colombeyond. 

6. The Brooklyn Bridge - 2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

7. One for the Team - 2013, Nickel and Dime Ops. The Soulygamist. Joe Strasser, Nathan Peck, Armand Hirsh, Jarad Astin, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, David Gibson in the band. Victoria Cave, Eliki, and Alej Sierra on background vocals.

8. Busy Man’s Playlist - 2012, Mic Nickels. The Disease, The Cure, and the Promise. Beat by Kiza. 

9. Virtual Reality - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band. 

10. Intergalactic Godz - 2008, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord. Whichcraft, Citizen Kane and DJ Nittso. Career Crhymenal

11. The People’s Pelvis - 2000, The Linx. Follow the Cloud. Beat by Mic Nickels.

12. You Were Always There at Blue Note - Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Victoria Cave. The Soulygamist. Original composition by Colombeyond, improvised by David Gibson. Russell Carter, Rashaan Carter, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, Mark Miller, in the band.

13. The Lemurian Candidate - 2015, Signz of Life. The Lemurian Candidate. Beat by Aneeway Jones. 

14. Cleopatra Jones to Spanish Key - 2011, Mic Nickels. Produced as a template for The Miles Davis Festival at Smoke Jazz Club. Unreleased. Beat by Mic Nickels..

15. Easy with Eyes Closed - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

16. The Builders - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Victoria Cave. Resuscitation Music. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

17. The Pizza Boy - 2008, Mic Nickels. The Journey of Plato the Orphan. Beat by Colombeyond.

18. The Lion’s Mouth - 1998, The Linx. Lost Demos.

19. Dough - 2011, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Mr. Cord, L.I.F.E.long. MHB Collabs. Beat by Whichcraft.

20. Death of Superman - 2013, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Victoria Cave. The Soulygamist. Joe Strasser, Nathan Peck, Andy Bianco, Jarad Astin, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, David Gibson in the band. Composition by David Gibson. 

21. Lonely - 2005, The Linx. Loose Change. Beat by Mic Nickels. 

22. The Purest Eyes - 2012, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Discrete. Unreleased. Beat by DJ Nittso.

23. Better Luck Tomorrow - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Victoria Cave. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band. 

24. Fading Apart - 2013, Mic Nickels, The Le Boeuf Brothers, David Binney, Nina Geiger. Remixed. Solo by David Binney.

25. Vigilante Music - 2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

26. Something’s Tellin’ Me - 2012, Mic Nickels. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Mic Nickels with bass from Nathan Peck.

27. Wheels Keep Spinning at Smoke - 2017, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Victoria Cave. The Soulygamist. Willerm Delisfort on piano solo.

28. Meteor Showers - 2007, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane, Dik Daztardly. MHB Collabs. Beat by Dik Daztardly.

29. Text Kisses - 2008, Mic Nickels. The Journey of Plato the Orphan. Beat by Mic Nickels. 

30. Hail Caesar - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band.

31. Call and Response - 2009, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Discrete.  Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

32. Grey Matter - 2013, Mic Nickels and Ekym1536. Unreleased. Beat by L.i.ssin. 

33. Tragedy & Comedy, 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Mecca Godzilla and Discret. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band.

34. Amber Alert - 2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

35. The Force Awakens - 2011, Mic Nickels Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane. The Day that Forever Ended. Beat by Mr. Cord. 

36. 420 - 2000, The Linx. Follow the Cloud. Beat by Sir Smokealot. 

37. Purpose at Gin Fizz - 2017, Nickel and Dime Ops. Resuscitation Music. Charles Goold, Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Wayne Tucker, Corey Wallace, and Victoria Cave on vocals. Guitar solo by Andy Bianco. 

38. Disturbed Women - 2011, Mic Nickels and Citizen Kane. MHB Collabs

39. Bonnom’s Eulogy - 2009, Mic Nickels and Whichcraft. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

40. 40 Wishes - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Camille Thurman. Resuscitation Music. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

41. No Choruses - 2015, Signz of Life. The Lemurian Candidate. Beat by Mr. Cord, with Dezron Douglas on bass. 

42. The Promise - 2012, Mic Nickels feat. Alej Sierra. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Abstract. 

43. Richie the Rider feat. Lawrence Leathers, at Smoke - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops. The Soulygamist. Original Composition by Sinister Marks, and adapted by David Gibson. Trombone solo by Corey Wallace.

44. You’ll Remember Us - 2013, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane, Dik Daztardly. You’ll Remember Us/MHB Mixtape. Beat by Mr. Cord.

45. Rinse and Bounce - 2005, The Linx feat. Wavelength, Loose Change. Beat by Shane Gregory.

46. Suicide Bomber - 2007, Mic Nickels.  Loose Lips Volume 1.

47. Dirty Bastards - 2012, Mic Nickels, Citizen Kane, Keef wOOkie. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Kiza.

48. The Law of Attachment - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Jean Baylor. Resuscitation Music. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

49. EZ Pass - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

50. Lost - 2012 Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Citizen Kane, Emaculit,, L.I.F.E.long. The Day that Forever Ended. Beat by Mr. Cord. 

51. The Catchiest Song Ever - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band. Backup vocals by Victoria Cave and Alej Sierra.

52. Stay for Awhile - 2015, Signz of Life. The Lemurian Candidate. Beat by Kiza. 

53. Wordplay - 2012, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Masai Bey, Discrete. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Colombeyond. 

54. ANIMAL -  2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

55. Who Killed the Mockingbird? - 2011, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane. MHB Collabs. 

56. Hip Hop Chop Shop - 2000, The Linx. Follow the Cloud. Beat by Mic Nickels.

57. Orion's Light Over Hades - 2013, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane,  L.I.F.E.long.  Orion's Light Over Hades. Beat by Nexus, with Dezron Douglas on bass.

58. Machines Don’t Love - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Keef wOOkie. The Soulygamist. Joe Strasser, Nathan Peck, Armand Hirsh, Jarad Astin, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, David Gibson in the band. 

59. Supreme Beings - 2012, Mic Nickels and L.I.F.E.long. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Colombeyond. 

60. Rebel’s Anthem - 2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

61. Empty Bed - 2005, The Linx feat. Abroriginal. Loose Change. Beat and scratches by Gianni Cash. Discrete as guest MC.

62. Da Mornin’ Sickness - 2012, Mic Nickels, Citizen Kane, Nameless. MHB Collabs. Beat by DJ Nittso.

63. Stupid Guy - 2011, Mic Nickels. Unreleased. Beat by Mic Nickels. 

64. Momentum Sent Em - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Karlea Lynne’. Resuscitation Music. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall,  Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

Trombone solo by Corey Wallace. 

65. NYC Hot Bed - 2015, Mic Nickels and Nathan Peck. Top Dead Center. Ryan Pinkston on vocals. 

66. Brother Brother - 2010, Mic Nickels. The Journey of Plato the Orphan. Beat by Ace One. 

67. Requiem of a Dream - 2015, Signz of Life. The Lemurian Candidate. Beat by Posi Hel. 

68. Slice the Rabbit - 2009, Mic Nickels and Citizen Kane. MHB Collabs. Beat by DJ Nittso. 

69. Carpet Ride - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

70. Work Order at Blue Note - 2013, Nickel and Dime Ops. The Journey of Plato the Orphan. Original composition by Mic Nickels, improvised by David Gibson. Russell Carter, Rashaan Carter, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, Mark Miller, in the band.

71. Los Dos Osos Con Ojos Rojos - 2009, Mic Nickels and Mr. Yogi. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

72. Believers - 2014, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, I Realz. Back at Bronx River. Beat by Falling Down. 

73. Return to the Source - 2012, Mic Nickels and The Rukus. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Mic Nickels, with bass by Nathan Peck. 

74. Peyote Dreamin’ - 2011, Mic Nickels. Produced as a template for The Miles Davis Festival at Smoke Jazz Club. Unreleased. Beat by Sinister Marks. 

75. Return of the Ba$tard$ - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, and Citizen Kane. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band.

76. Starved - 2007, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 1.

77. Shadow of Man at Blue Note - 2013, Nickel and Dime Ops. The Soulygamist. Russell Carter, Rashaan Carter, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, Mark Miller, in the band.

78. SPotCheCk - 2012, Mic Nickels, Citizen Kane, Whichcraft. MHB Collabs. Beat by Mic Nickels. 

79. Chronicles of Bruce Illest - 2012, Mic Nickels. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Rude 100.

80. Martian Real Estate - 2011, Mic Nickels. Unreleased. Production by Adi Beats. 

81. Population Control - 2012, Mic Nickels, Wolfgang, Dik Daztardly, Citizen Kane, Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, Emaculit, Saint Joseph, and Passive 65ive. Career Crhymenal. Beat by Whichcraft.

82. Sunday Stroll - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables). Beat by Riff Raff. 

83. Natural - 2005, The Linx. Loose Change. Beat by Shane Gregory. Gianni Cash with scratches. Leo Casino on saxophone.

84. Monster’s Ball - 2012, Mic Nickels, Citizen Kane, Keef wOOkie. MHB Collabs. Beat by Mic Nickels. 

85. Meets the Eye - 2009, Mic Nickels. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

86. Inspired - 2018, Mic Nickels, Whichcraft, Elohem Star, Respect Tha God. Whichcraft and Falling Down LP. Beat by Falling Down.

87. Wake Up and See The Sun - 2018, Nickel and Dime Ops feat. Karlea Lynne’. Resuscitation Music. Composition by Wayne Tucker. Norman Edwards Jr., Dezron Douglas, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Corey Wallace, and Wayne Tucker in the band.

88. The Disease - 2012, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Wolfgang, and Whichcraft. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Mr. Cord. 

89. Confucius - 2015, Signz of Life. The Lemurian Candidate. Beat by Colombeyond. 

90. MHB Academy - 2014, Mic Nickels and Mr. Cord. MHB Collabs. Beat by Mr. Cord.

91. Exhale - 2008, Mic Nickels. The Journey of Plato the Orphan. Beat by Sir Smokealot, with additional production added by Mic Nickels. 

92. What You See at Blue Note - 2013, Nickel and Dime Ops. The Soulygamist. Original composition by Mic Nickels, improvised by David Gibson. Russell Carter, Rashaan Carter, Willerm Delisfort, Andy Bianco, Jason Marshall, Freddie Hendrix, Mark Miller, and Victoria Cave in the band. Trumpet solo by Freddie Hendrix. 

93. Whatever We Want - 2013, Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Whichcraft, Citizen Kane. Career Crhymenal. Beat by Mr. Cord. 

94. Won’t Let You Down - 2007, Mic Nickels feat. Alej Sierra.  Loose Lips Volume 1.

95. Unadulterated - 2011, Mic Nickels. Global Grind. Volume 1. Beat by Marc Swing. 

96. You’re Fired - 2013 - Mic Nickels, Mr. Cord, Citizen Kane, Emaculit, L.I.F.E.long, Elohem Star, Odyssey Fluxx, Whichcraft. The Day That Forever Ended. Beat by Mr. Cord. 

97. Corner Store War Stories - 2012, Mic Nickels feat. Alan Leatherman. The Disease, The Cure, and The Promise. Beat by Drumboy. 

98. - Super Egos - 2014, Mic Nickels, Masai Bey, Mr. Cord. Career Crhymenal.

99 - Don’t Stop - 2009, Mic Nickels and Whichcraft. Loose Lips Volume 2 (The Unsampleables).

100. Season Finale - 2010, Nickel and Dime Ops. Tragedy & Comedy. Joe Strasser, Dezron Douglas, Armand Hirsch, Jarad Astin, David Gibson, Brandon Wright, and Shawn Edmonds in the band.