Mike Boyd releases …Note The Sarcasm LP; joins Classified & Hedley on tour [News]
Enfield, NS – Canadian hip-hop artist Mike Boyd’s brand new full-length album …Note The Sarcasm, was released today via Halflife Records Inc./Universal Music Canada. Halflife Records Inc. is owned by Boyd’s brother; JUNO Award-winning producer Classified. He will join Classified on a national tour with Hedley in support of the release, kicking off in Toronto on March 27 at the Air Canada Centre.
Click the jump for more details including the tour dates where you catch Mike and company in concert.
Fans of Classified will recognize Boyd from his guest verses on the tracks “Familiar” (Classified) and “They Don’t Know” (Handshakes and Middle Fingers). …Note the Sarcasm, produced entirely by Classified, is a tight collection of 11 brand new tracks that feature Boyd’s witty lyrics and unique perspective on life, and features guest appearances by Madchild (Swollen Members), D-Sisive, Shad, Classified and Naledge of Kidz In The Hall.
Boyd has not only spent the last few years growing a beard, but also working closely alongside his big brother on Classified’s platinum-selling records. Boyd is excited to return with his own output. Holed up in a studio with family and friends, Boyd found himself pulling from a series of archived beats catalogued in his brother’s studio, when sitting down to write. “I found myself being inspired to write my solo stuff again, after the birth of my son Mason. I spend a lot of time in the studio anyways, but for this record I started going through old beats that no one had picked before, some of which were six years old! We picked an old beat, re-worked some of the production and songs began to take on a new life. My goal was to create good ol’ fashion hip hop tracks, beats and rhymes, hopefully fans catch that vibe.” The album is witty, showing off Boyd’s fast flow verses alongside hard hitting beats.
HipHopCanada notes that, “Boyd establishes his own sound right from the get-go. Dude’s got impressive fast flow, considering he’s still on the come-up. And he’s cheeky.”
…Note The Sarcasm Track Listing
…Note The Sarcasm is available now on iTunes
01 – Mr. Mike
02 – Fly Like A Butterfly
03 – Small World ft. Madchild & D-Sisive
04 – Street Lights
05 – Get Around
06 – That Ain’t Funny ft. Classified
07 – The Wet Dream Interlude
08 – Mr. Romantic
09 – Crash At Your Place
10 – Yesterday ft. Shad, Kayo & Naledge (Kidz In The Hall)
11 – Bush League
With Classified & Hedley
Mar. 27 @ Air Canada Centre, TORONTO, ON
Mar. 28 @ Bell Centre, MONTREAL, QC
Mar. 29 @ Canadian Tire Centre, OTTAWA, ON
Mar. 31 @ For William Gardens, THUNDER BAY, ON
Apr. 01 @ MTS Centre, WINNIPEG, MB
Apr. 02 @ Credit Union Centre, SASKATOON, SK
Apr. 04 @ Rexall Place, EDMONOTON, AB
Apr. 05 @ Stampede Corral, CALGARY, AB
Apr. 06 @ Enmax Centrium, RED DEER, AB
Apr. 08 @ Western Financial Place, CRANBROOK, BC
Apr. 10 @ Save-On Foods Memorial Centre, VICTORIA, BC
Apr. 12 @ Abbotsford Entertainment Centre, ABBOTSFORD, BC
About Mike Boyd
Also known as Mic Boyd
Mike Boyd is an emcee and lyricist from Enfield, Nova Scotia. He is also the younger brother of hip-hop star, Classified and is best known for his appearances and co-writes on several hit tracks including, “Inner Ninja” (Certified 3 x Platinum), “3 Foot Tall” (Certified Gold), ‘Familiar”, “Sibling Rivalry” and “Live It Up.”
Over the last decade Mike Boyd has joined Classified on stage and toured around the world. As Classified’s dynamic hype-man, Mike adds an undeniable energy to every live performance. His long history touring alongside Classified has allowed the brothers to develop an unparalleled chemistry, and established Mike as a force unto himself on stage.
Mike Boyd steps out from his brother’s shadow with the release of his album …Note The Sarcasm on March 25 via Halflife Records/Universal. This project is full of Mike’s trademark wit, crude humour and of course, sarcasm. Produced by Classified, this album reaffirms Mike Boyd’s place amongst the strongest and most exciting emcees in Canada. The album includes features from Classified, Shad, Madchild, Kayo, D-Sisive and Naledge – the hip-hop community is out in full force to support Mike’s solo endeavour.
When asked about his first foray into solo work since 2008’s Lost In The Woods, Mike Boyd explained, “I found myself being inspired to write my solo stuff again after the birth of my son Mason. I spend a lot of time in the studio anyways, but for this record I started going through some of Classified’s beats that no one had picked before. We picked some, re-worked some of the production and songs began to take on a new life.”
Key tracks include the self-deprecating introductions, “Mr. Mike” and “Small World” (featuring Madchild and D-Sisive) and the powerful “Fly Like A Butterfly”. Featuring exclusive production by Classified, …Note The Sarcasm brings the heat both lyrically and musically.
“My goal was to create good ol’ fashion hip hop tracks, beats and rhymes, hopefully fans catch that vibe.” – Mike Boyd
Visit MikeBoydHipHop.com for more information.
Twitter: @MikeBoyd31 | @Classified | @HalflifeRecords