Mike Finesse – Sage Mode (EP) [Review]

PRODUCER: Salbeats & Uchi
ENGINEER: Petey Pesto
COVER ARTIST: @sabrinaisabelles
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

Mike Finesse, the lyrically mythical being hailing from Staten Island on a mission to captivate rap fans, makes his debut on CitrusRap just before the Fall truly begins, Sage Mode. A full body of work that serves as the soundtrack to a manga in an alternate reality. Mike Finesse relentlessly tears apart the music game with merely eight, yet expressive and weighty tracks.

A vague presence all throughout the project, yet this album doesn’t lack in bar quality. Mike Finesse is the perfectionist of surreal rap, soul and lyricism. Vivid tales of pain turned into triumph anthems. Like a bizarre hybrid of wordsmith rapping, and a psychological thriller flick. This could REALLY be the score to something of an indie film!

For this very situation, along with productions from himself, Mike Finesse called upon the perfect composers for Sage Mode. Salbeats and Uchi. Taking turns delivering the perfect action filled, 808 ambiance to the project’s score. Each in their own style and respect to the star artist. This project is FULL of hits!

The introduction is a short, yet intense experience title track, “Sage Mode”. The latter called “Serpentz” a more distressing and melodic track about betrayal, that is as heavy and powerful as its title. Followed by our staff favorite, “Reaper Death Seal”, a brash hitting psalm. “Hidden Rain Village” is a bar filled, hard hitting anthem for the perfect flex, featuring a state favorite, Michaela Paladio. With only eight track an each track getting better as the project progresses, it’s difficult pick and pull out this pot. It’ll be best for you to do as we say and play Sage Mode in its entirety. Back to back to back to back.

Today is no day different from any other day when we tell you to keep your eyes and ears locked onto someone that we feature. Sage Mode is a poignant masterpiece by Mike Finesse. Don’t just use the links above to stream this project, be sure to share buttons it as well and gift as many people as possible with this great and emotion packed music.