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MIC NICKELS Recruits METHOD MAN On Hard-Hitting “El Matador”

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NYC Hip Hop artist Mic Nickels teams up with Method Man on his newest single.

Method Man replaced the late MF Doom on the track.

Prominent NYC Hip Hop Artist Mic Nickels has teamed up with Wu-Tang legend Method Man on hard-hitting new single “El Matador”, out on streaming platforms July 21st. With 25 years in the game, Mic has the wit and wisdom of the best in the business. Mic Nickels and his ample poetic talents originally attracted the likes of MF Doom to this track, but sadly it could not be completed before he passed. It seems fitting for Method Man to bring his giant presence to this spirited boom bap banger. This new release is accompanied by 3 remixes.

Mic Nickels

“This track was originally slated to feature MF DOOM. He agreed before he passed but never completed it.  Eventually we filled the slot great Method Man, which was incredible.  A complete honor for him to hear my music and say yea, I can get with that!  The idea behind the track was to discuss how one deals with their opponents, almost how a matador plays with their aggressor. The premise came to me after reaching The Sun Also Rises, by Hemingway. I wrote and recorded it before anyone emcee listened, so it doesn’t cater towards Meth or anyone else’s style. Just pure poetry. 

This is the final single from the album Bars for Days, released 12/21, which also comes with my ethnographic memoir that bares the same title and cover.  Readers can access the album directly from the book, and will find certain stories correspond with the music directly.”
 – Mic Nickels

This collaboration is also accompanied by an animated music video that has the cut-throat energy of a graphic novel.

Watch the music video on Youtube.
Stream “El Matador” on Spotify.

Mic Nickels x Method Man - El Matador (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

More Info:
Artist Name: Mic Nickels
Location: NYC 
Release Title: El Matador feat. Method Man
Release Date: 7/21
Label: distributed by Illsboro Records for mh label Autodope Records 
Musician Names/Instruments:Mic Nickels and Method Man rapping over a Mr. Cord Beat, Dezron Douglas on bass.  On the Bizzythowed remix, Brandon “Bizzy” Hollemon plays guitar, and DJ Keef WOOkie on the scratches. 
Producer Name(s): main track Mr. Cord.  Remixes by Brandon “Bizzy” Hollemon, OP Supa, and Sponatola
Similar/RIYL: Wu Tang, MF DOOM
Genre(s) hip hop   Boom bap era hip hop 

Artist Biography:

Twenty plus years in the game, NYC based rapper, Mic Nickels, (aka Nickel Five or Nickel Killsmics) has been an inspiration for underground indie artists, with continued dedication to his craft. Whether as a solo artist, or frontman for jazz fused hip hop band, Nickel and Dime Ops, this emcee and producer has consistently recorded and released numerous albums, making countless collaborations with an international hip hop crew called MHB which he co-founded, as well as various artists across the globe. 

In the studio he has worked with several Grammy award winning and nominated artists, such as Ian Hendrickson-Smith from The Roots, Lawrence Leathers, Brandon “Bizzy” Hollemon, Jean Baylor, Method Man, Timbo King, Rah Digga, Rockness Monsta, Kurious, and more. He has made hundreds of performances, carrying a weekly residency at Smoke Jazz Club in Manhattan for over eight years, and appeared in venues across the United States and in Europe, opening for acts such as Pitbull, Gregory Porter, Jeru the Damaja, The Alkaholiks, The Skatalites, Biz Markie, and more. His latest solo album, and tenth release, Bars for Days, is now available.

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