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Mickey Factz ‘Love.Lust.Lost.II’

Originally posted 8:48pm

Here’s the must-have download for you today — Mickey Factz Love.Lust.Lost.II — the latest in his innovative projects and one to digest in full from beginning to end. We’re proud to be one of the sponsors on the 17-track personal exploration into, well, love, lust, and loss.

To bring the project together, Mickey creates a 100% realistic, yet unfortunately fictional radio station WLLL FM with host Larry Love and DJ O.Minaya, played by Mickey himself. Larry Love is that classic deep late night radio voice that introduces every few tracks, the sponsors, and eventually talks to Mickey Factz who joins the two for a live interview. Even further, Mickey talks with callers and there are actual advertisements, namely for Mickey’s partnership with UNIQLO. This concept ignites a pleasing, continuous feel that makes me want to listen to the project in order and follow a story that I wouldn’t care as much about if it wasn’t well-executed.

In brief, please play this from start to end with someone around. I almost guarantee they’ll ask you why the radio is so good all of a sudden.


As you can see/hear, the first song is the stellar, Erykah Badu sampled “U(Q)”, which was one of 2 singles from Mickey Factz that inspired the creation of this sequel project. Unfortunately this one, and the equally stellar “One Thing” featuring John Legend didn’t see proper release during Mickey’s label limbo, but they are great fits here on LLL2. They both could have been big singles for Mick, but every time is right, and these will both be in rotation for me for a long time. Mickey explains this more in his own words on the radio above.

In between the singles, the project doesn’t dip as “She Got Me” and “Frisbee” continue the strong start to LLL2 that I think will reel in any casual listener to the rest of the project. Longtime achievers can hear sequel tracks to “Malfunctioned” and “Scattered” throughout the project and both of those come correct as well. Mickey’s well-received character, MauSe, makes an inspiring appearance on “Daisy” and further teases us to the MauSe sequel project that’s in the works as well…

One more of many highlights on LLL2 is what Mickey named tonight as his favorite track — “Stay” featuring Canadian songstress Sara London. This song embodies the growth of Factz’ melodies, the continued vivid imagery in his storytelling rhymes, and the relatable concepts that both male and female listeners surely have or are going through today.

In addition to LLL2, peruse Mickey’s Instagram @Mickey.Factz for artwork to each track. Also, the #GWHHsponsored Mickey Factz ‘Red or Blue Pill?’ Fall Tour kicks off this week in New Orleans. So go see Mick perform this album and more vintage Factz tracks when he hits your city soon!

Mickey Factz - LLL2 backcover

Also see: Mickey Factz ‘740 Park Avenue’



Mickey Factz “U(Q)”

I created this record out of love. The first single off of Love.Lust.Lost.II entitled U (Q) artistically covers, with the blessings from the ever magnificent Erykah Badu, a man’s devotion for the person he is engaged with.

– Mickey Factz

You heard it from Mickey first. “U(Q)” is a sweet new record for the lovers out there as, don’t get it twisted, Mickey rhymes (not sings) with his usual distinct clarity and storytelling. The lyrics appropriately balance wit and realness that’s easy to parallel to as well.

To link it all together, Mickey and producer Blue, TheMisfit brilliantly sample Erykah Badu’s “Out My Mind, Just In Time”. They chop it up as well to create a hip hop edge in the transitions from hook to verses that, as Factz says above, Erykah herself has co-signed. This sound is especially felt live, as I can attest because Mickey premiered “U(Q)” the last time he was in Chicago. It got a great first impression from the crowd and if you vibe with my picks here on the site, I think it will do the same for you below.

*Tibs Fav.

Art by: Jeremy Biggers | Mixed by: John Stewart

“U(Q)” is Mickey’s first release on the heels of his impressive summer project, 740 Park Avenue, and doubles as the first single off of his new concept mixtape due out this Fall, Love.Lust.Lost.II. There is assuredly more to come on the project soon, as in the meantime, Mickey is preparing to go on a new Fall tour that we’re proud to be co-sponsoring! More details here.


Good Morning! I am actually in shock by this. In December, I announced that I wanted to not do music anymore. Since then, I have put out some songs, freestyle video, a mixtape, a sponsorship/partnership situation with @uniqlousa and now Im announcing my tour The Blue & Red Pill tour. I came up with the title because I had to make a choice on what I wanted to do with my career. So for the fans, Im going to give them a choice… 740 Park Avenue & Love.Lust.Lost.II will be the blue & red pills of the tour. Whatever the crowd chooses for me to do first, is what will happen. I will also be going through some classics! Joining me will be @underdogcentral somebody I mentor and the New Orleans Saints official Dj @primalonvinyl … Dates will be announced in the next hour. I would really appreciate if you can share and like the photo as promo will be starting today! Thank you! Shout to @gowherehiphop @djbooth and @allhiphopcom.