Release Date: Oct 30, 2012
Record label: Duck Down Entaprizez
Brownsville's finest, Sean P (aka Sean Price, aka "the brokest rapper you know") is back on his "grown-man shit" with his long-awaited and highly anticipated new album, Mic Tyson. This is his first full-length since 2007's Jesus Price Superstar and first batch of new material since the Kimbo Price mixtape, which dropped back in 2009. With a gang of dope beats in tow, courtesy of everyone from the Alchemist, 9th Wonder, Evidence and Babu to the Beat Bullies and Stu Bangas, the punch line champ is back with enough quotables and shit-talking to send the rest of these cornball MCs running to hide behind their security details.
Sean Price :: Mic TysonDuck Down MusicAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonSean Price introduced the rap world to Mic Tyson in 2009 and ever since that mixtape we've all been eagerly anticipating the full length. It took almost three full years, but lo and behold, the official "Mic Tyson" album is finally available everywhere - from regular retail outlets like Best Buy to digital download purveyors like Amazon. That's not to say Sean PEEEEE hasn't stayed busy in the interim - in fact he was part of last year's hip-hop supergroup Random Axe and always seems to pop up with a freestyle or a semi-hostile takeover over the airwaves like his appearance on Shade 45's "Toca Tuesdays.
The long wait for Sean Price's solo effort Mic Tyson was due to the birth of the rapper's son, but career-wise, plenty happened between this one and 2007's Jesus Price Supastar. His membership in Random Axe, along with Black Milk and Guilty Simpson, introduced his gruff and direct style to a whole new audience, and then he became a household name for the button-mashing set when the video game NBA 2K11 featured him as a selectable, playable character. That's some serious crossover heat, but Mic Tyson is concerned about a payoff and is less flashy than the boxer its title plays off, sounding somewhere between a rough-and-ready mixtape and sound street release with just that extra bit of production that puts it in the category of official.
Boot Camp Clik and Heltah Skeltah member Sean Price doesn’t like you. And he’s not worried about it, either—because if you’ve picked up his album, chances are you’re in search of hard-hitting, clever lyricism with a heavy coat of grime. With Mic Tyson, the artist formerly known as Ruck steps back into the ring to deliver a series of haymakers that’ll sate the most bloodthirsty of fans.
When rappers get older and have kids, oftentimes they make obligatory family man records. At best, critics laud them for their maturity and at worst, fans accuse them of “going soft.” On Sean Price’s latest studio album, Mic Tyson, neither responses are accurate. The Brownsville MC took his time (album was announced in 2009) with this project to become a father.