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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – SHUSH [Beat Tape] [2021]


Chef Mike – SHUSH [Beat Tape]
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01. Angel Heart
02. Asshole
03. Defrost
04. I Can’t Remember
05. Scorpion
06. Tides
07. Gangsters
08. Seppuku
09. Shield Rocka
10. Tillimfound
11. Too Little Too Late
12. Transitions
13. Wizzurp
14. The Appology
15. 1
16. Next Time
17. Gift Horse

(Preview)
Chef Mike – SHUSH

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – Lost Keys [Beat Tape] [2020]

Chef Mike – Lost Keys [Beat Tape]
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01. Wide Open
02. All is Great
03. Misfits
04. Okay Let’s Go
05. Slow Roll
06. Rain Dance
07. She
08. Because (Co-Produced by Enzo)
09. Begotten
10. Maxx’s Theme
11. Couch Kernel
12. Don’t Go in the House
13. Floyd
14. Habitual
15. Dante’s Theme
16. Noir
17. Hold Up

(Preview)
Chef Mike – Lost Keys

Yo what’s up everybody? This is your official invite to celebrate Chef’s birthday with us! The new beat tape “Lost Keys” is available now for a buck! In his own words, Lost Keys is a collection of 17 emotionally charged beats developed in the shadows of the previous months designed to be a purging of sorts and an admission of self as well.

Special Shout to DJ Wigs of Comfort Food who’s help conceptualizing and shaping Lost Keys to end up being what it is, kept it from maybe never existing at all.

As always, thank you guys so much for listening! Enjoy!

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – Zerkalo [Beat Tape] [2020]

Chef Mike – Zerkalo [Beat Tape]
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01. Syntax
02. Rec Room Remix
03. 2 Days Out
04. Bigbee Joint
05. MIRONE2
06. Hydrant
07. Boogyman
08. Gumshoe
09. Mysteries
10. Ethiopian Nights
11. Regular Goomba
12. Day Eyes
13. Thriller
14. Django Jazz
15. I Flipped Solstice and IDGAF
16. I’m Afriad
17. Magic Window
18. Muhmuhmuhmha
19. Stemple Joint
20. Elevator
21. Wisdom
22. Wizards
23. Blood Oath
24. Emperor

(Preview)
Chef Mike – Zerkalo

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Beat Tape

Paavo and Chef Mike – Worms Dine Tonight [Album] [2020]

Paavo and Chef Mike – Worms Dine Tonight [Album]
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01. Large Amounts (ft. Cuts by LMT Break)
02. Design
03. Elevated Rate
04. Explore the Rhyme
05. Hit Bottom
06. Let Me Burn
07. One by One
08. Round and Round
09. Type of Shit
10. World Not Watching

(Preview)
Paavo and Chef Mike – Worms Dine Tonight

on “Worms Dine Tonight” Bay Area’s Paavo and Detroit native Chef Mike add five new tracks to their previous EP “No Toys”. Paavo’s unique brand of booth poetry and Mike’s left-of-center production aesthetic are an exciting departure from the current landscape of hip-hop and rap. From the opening lyrics on the first track “Large amounts” Paavo’s complex wordplay, sly, cool cat jabs and periodic shock lines carry the project through hard-hitting to fever-dream-like production.

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – St. Lucy [Beat Tape] [2020]

Chef Mike – St. Lucy [Beat Tape]
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01. Detroit Bad Boys
02. Freecue
03. Do You
04. Born In It
05. Ice Climber
06. Curbside Pickup
07. Angels
08. Champaign Joint
09. Anxiety Always
10. Driver
11. Shaolin Detroit
12. TY
13. Kingston Livingston
14. Ghetto
15. Fuggit
16. Missin you
17. Sneaky
18. Cricut
19. Bent On It
20. Perry’s World
21. Funk Gremlins
22. Space Truck
23. Lion’s Blood
24. Squal
25. Laure
26. Raw Daw
27. Sad Light
28. Spindler Jam
29. Ghost Rider
30. Hold it Now
31. Scoobs
32. Indian Highway
33. Temple Kicker
34. Sucka Free

(Preview)
Chef Mike – St. Lucy

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Album

Hugo Monster and Chef Mike – No Reservations [Album] [2020]

Hugo Monster and Chef Mike – No Reservations [Album]
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01. Ain’t No How
02. In n’ Out
03. Hidden Fortess
04. The Cuban
05. Packed Up
06. Low On Time
07. For the Record
08. Marvelish
09. Get Live

(Preview)
Hugo Monster and Chef Mike – No Reservations

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Beat Tape

CHEF MIKE – LUCKY STRIKE [Beat Tape] [2020]

CHEF MIKE – LUCKY STRIKE [Beat Tape]
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01. I KNOW YOU
02. DUST DEVIL
03. BLACK LODGE
04. SUMMONER ONI
05. DOOMSDAY STUFF
06. I’M QUITTIN THE BAND
07. RED ON RED MACHINE
08S T. VALENTINE
09. THE KNIFE
10. THE RINSE
11. THEM WIZARDS THO
12. BOOTLEG SNACKS
13. THE CUBAN
14. WAX FACE
15. FUNNY BUSINESS
16. HOLY MOLEY
17. OLD SPICE
18. PAY YOUR BILL
19. FLATHEAD
20. FOREVER YOUNG

(Preview)
CHEF MIKE – LUCKY STRIKE

Also Available On: Limited Edition Cassette

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E.P.

Paavo and Chef Mike – No Toys [E.P.] [2020]

Paavo and Chef Mike – No Toys [E.P.]
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01. Hit the Bottom
02. Explore the Rhyme
03. Type of Shit
04. One by One
05. Let Me Burn

(Preview)
Paavo and Chef Mike – No Toys


“No Toys” a phrase that is associated with the graffiti culture. “Toy” is a name used to describe a poser within that community. How best to represent the complete opposite with two authentic artists. This EP has taken the very eclectic, Bombastic hip hop production of Detroit’s own Chef Mike and combined it with abnormal story style of bay areas PAAVO.

Released on Common and Normal Recording Co. This EP touches on various topics such as commitment to one’s own family and creative desires. The Sacrifices we all make to provide as well as people lack of self drive. These are battles that are faced in our day to day and we hope to provide a look into how he overcome those obstacles.

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike and Burnt Bakarak – Cheap Gas [Beat Tape] [2019]

Chef Mike and Burnt Bakarak – Cheap Gas [Beat Tape]
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01. Cheap Gas – Side A
02. Cheap Gas – Side B

(Preview)
Chef Mike and Burnt Bakarak – Cheap Gas

Also Available On: Limited Edition C-30 Music Grade Cassette (GREEN AF SHELL)

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – Sliders [Beat Tape] [2019]

Chef Mike – Sliders [Beat Tape]
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01. Sliders Side A
02. Sliders Side B

(Preview)
Chef Mike – Sliders

Also Available On: Limited Sliders Cassette

Sliders is my love letter to my city, the sounds and the flavors it is host to. I feel like one place you will no doubt get a fly on the wall view of the raw spirit of Detroit is the within the walls of the dozens of tiny little joints that pepper it. The plan was to make every entry in this tape reflect that. Sometimes bite sized, undercooked, burnt, good for late night sessions and some great 24 hours a day.

Both side a and b are available to listen to in their entirety on bandcamp but when you purchase, you get downloads of all individual tracks plus 3 bonus tracks as well as the full sides. If a cassette is purchased, you get them all as well.

Cassettes are very limited and will begin shipping on or around the 10th of December.

Bonus tracks will not be available to listen to on streaming platforms once it goes live.

Until the next one!!!

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Beat Tape

Mhaze Beats and Chef Mike – Fondue Hazard [Beat Tape] [2019]

Mhaze Beats and Chef Mike – Fondue Hazard [Beat Tape]
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01. Mhaze Beats and Chef Mike – Fondue Hazard – Side A
02. Mhaze Beats and Chef Mike – Fondue Hazard – Side B

(Preview)
Mhaze Beats and Chef Mike – Fondue Hazard

Also Available On: Limited Edition C-20 Normal Bias Cassette

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – So Far So Good + Phony Beats [Beat Tape] [2019]

Chef Mike – So Far So Good + Phony Beats [Beat Tape]
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01. Hand Cannon
02. Presha
03. Ugly Cry
04. Love Letter
05. Bad Business
06. Emmanuelle
07. Axel Funk
08. 99 Pleasure Drive
09. Yojimbo’s Theme
10. The Conversation
11. Balderdash
12. The Sauce (Ft. Nordikone and Ranger Ralph)
13. The Boyardee (Ft. Mhaze Beats, Burnt Bakarak and Nordikone)
14. At That Point She Believed Me (Ft. Burnt Bakarak, Paavo and Nic)
15. Creme of the Crop (Ft. Ben E, Paavo, Scam Likely and Burnt Bakarak)
16. Hugo’s Dilema (Ft. Hugo Monster)

(Preview)
Chef Mike – So Far So Good + Phony Beats

Also Available On: Limited Edition Cassette

Chef Mike has cooked up some heaters on this one and invited his friends over to enjoy as well. 16 arrangements including some classic Phony Beats. Did you call the Chef? 1.512.THECHEF

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Beat Tape

Burnt Bakarak x Chef Mike – Grease Fire [Beat Tape] [2019]

Burnt Bakarak x Chef Mike – Grease Fire [Beat Tape]
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01. Burnt Bakarak – I Flip Beats (BB)
02. Burnt Bakarak – Glory Hole Gangsters (BB)
03. Burnt Bakarak – Breezin Pt. 1 (BB)
04. Burnt Bakarak – Breezin Pt. 2 (BB)
05. Burnt Bakarak – Broken (BB)
06. Burnt Bakarak – The Technicians (BB)
07. Burnt Bakarak – No More Gods (BB)
08. Burnt Bakarak – Gettin Heavy (BB)
09. Burnt Bakarak – My Production is Tight (BB)
10. Chef Mike – Something’s Wrong (CM)
11. Chef Mike – Why Me? (CM)
12. Chef Mike – Promises (CM)
13. Chef Mike – Ahi (CM)
14. Chef Mike – Yams Yo (CM)
15. Chef Mike – Videoman (CM)
16. Chef Mike – Second Look (CM)
17. Chef Mike – Salty Bullets / Goodbye (CM)

(Preview)
Burnt Bakarak x Chef Mike – Grease Fire

Also Available On: Grease Fire [ Burnt Bakarak x Chef Mike ] Cassette + Digital Album

From Burnt Bakarak’s IG:

“Earlier this month, Chef Mike, of @commonandnormal hit me up to ask me if I would like to collaborate on a project with him. I am a huge fan of his work and was elated that he even asked me. He suggested doing a project that would be released on 30 minute cassette. He would fill one side, and I would fill the other. The catch was that he would pick the songs I would sample and I would pick out his samples. It turned out to be the hardest task of my musical career. We both stepped outside our comfort zone and struggled. In the end, we both learned a lot and feel as though we accomplished some of our best work. As we are wrapping up the project and sharing out tracks with each other, I hear a little bit of Chef Mike in my stuff, and I hear a little bit of Burnt in his. It has been a very rewarding project and I feel as though I have a new life-long friend. The project with be available for streaming with a limited number of 25 cassettes available for purchase soon. Hopefully you enjoy it.”

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – The Hidden [Beat Tape] [2019]

Chef Mike – The Hidden [Beat Tape]
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01. Intro & Windy Bits
02. Closer
03. Just Me
04. This Old Dog
05. Mouse Trap
06. Playin’
07. The Polution
08. Go To Sleep Now
09. Holla
10. Boss Ugly
11. Hangman
12. In General
13. Mistakes
14. Coffy
15. Flouride Jam
16. Q Line
17. Numers Joint
18. Radio Tijuana
19. Bye Bye

(Preview)
Chef Mike – The Hidden

Also Available On: Limited edition cassette tape version of Chef Mike’s – “The Hidden” beat tape. Cream tape with on-body print and GDR stickers included.

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Beat Tape

Chef Mike – Hososhi [Beat Tape] [2019]

Chef Mike – Hososhi [Beat Tape]
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01. Real Ish
02. I See Stars
03. Humblebragger
04. Trunk Line
05. Pineapple
06. Dirt Mystic
07. Crime Joints
08. Cat’s Cradle
09. Hososhi
10. Rubberband
11. Boytone
12. Cornea Jam
13. Underdogs
14. Who Goes There?
15. Moulde
16. Force of Habit

(Preview)
Chef Mike – Hososhi

Also Available On: Limited Cassette