Mic Boyd – Lost In The Woods [Review]
Enfield, NS – It looks like Classified’s Halflife Records is prepping to dominate the urban market in Canada sometime soon. They’re on a role, and Mic Boyd’s follow up to his The Ten Bux EP debut, Lost In The Woods, ratchets it up another notch. While Lost in the Woods could have done without the conceptualizing forced upon it by the intro, the outro and the one interlude, it is easily on par with the label’s best thanks to a great combination of college radio-ready production, catchy hooks (both sung by Boyd and his guests or cut-up by DJ IV), and his varied subject matter.
Cutting his teeth alongside brother Classified both on tour (nationwide) and on record, Mic Boyd comes off as a veteran rapper despite his short discography. His sense of humour is abundant throughout, even mocking his moniker on “Too Hard” when he raps “I hate the game / I’m too real for it, I can’t even fake my name.”
Mike also drops some braggadocio on “Guess Who’s Back” and “Get Me Started,” displays his knack for storytelling on the Scooby Doo parody “Michael’s Mystery,” follows in Class’s footsteps with weed ode “A Good Day,” and gets emotional about family on “Love the Ones You’re With.” In fact, Lost in the Woods is very much a family affair, with Classified providing his usual organic production that is a mix of samples and live instruments, and father Mike Boyd Sr. playing those live instruments on a couple of tracks and singing the very catchy hook on “Love the Ones You’re With.”
So, it’s no surprise they’re combining for a full album this winter entitled “Christmas with The Boyds,” which should make for a great stocking stuffer and yet one more must-have from the Halflife camp – just like this one!
Written by Thomas Quinlan for HipHopCanada.
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