Album Review: Sean Price’s “Mic Tyson”

Hard punches, outrageous brags, menacing stature, and of course, the trademark lisp. These are the traits that made Brooklyn, New York’s Mike Tyson one of the most electric personalities in recent memory. And Sean Price’s Mic Tyson embodies all of it.

Over gritty bass and sped up looping samples, “Bar-Barian” sets the tone for the first round of word whooping. But, just like how the former heavyweight champion would toy with his prey, Price seems to toy with DJ Premier-sounding boom bap and scratches from upcoming producer Amp on the track “Pyrex”. One moment, he’s throw hard-hitting haymakers (“I pull a pound on a Ronald McDonald/you happy meal n***a with a toy in the box/ I clap a steel n***a put your boy in a box..P!”), and in the next verse, he throws some light jabs that might seem like freestyles (“I don’t even like you/…I don’t even want to fight you”).

By the time “Title Track” comes on, it becomes apparent that the first three tracks were only sparring sessions for the Brownsville bully. Over Eric G’s laser sound-effects and triumph keys, Price sends verbal blows designed to knock out ex-popping and bright color shopping MCs. Horror-core schemes strike at the seams on the Alchemist produced single “STFU”, and the Eric G-produced “Solomon Grundy” – which both sound as though they could be on the soundtrack to a Michael Myers massacre. On the latter, Eric G’s organ and harpsichord is beaten into a blood pulp with Pun-like multi-syllabics by Non-Phixon’s Ill Bill, which leaves goosebumps (“I’m the lightning that the Viking’s worship/Recital when the rifles bursting/Writes a versive I been a decisive person”)

But, as great as a fight Mic Tyson puts up, not all of its punches land.

The Buckshot assisted “Frankenberry” finds the Duck Down label mates trading light punches that require no rewind value, but Price finds his inner villain once again with “Barbecue Sauce“ and “Bully Rap”. On “Mic Tyson”, Price’s punchlines are menacing yet encased in a playful personality and lisps that pummels the eardrum. Listen with caution. Ears are likely to be bitten off.

Rating: 8/10

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39 Responses to “Album Review: Sean Price’s “Mic Tyson””

  1. 400DGreez h60d

    Are you serious? Meek Mill over Mike Tyson? Hell no. Meek is cool, but he’s not touching Sean Price. The only cat on Maybac thats nice is Stalley!

      • johnblacksad

        In no way is he tryin… Sean Price was already a ruff-lookin-grimmy-rappin n!gga before Stalley prolly decided to choose hip-hop as a career.

        Stalley is on some clean/swag sh!t with the rest of his MMG click… Sean Price dont give a fcuk about swag… Sean Price will fcuk your swag up!

        “N!ggas talkin bout they bout that life,
        Get cut n!gga, Big Ruck is about that knife” The Incredible P!

      • bigdoe6

        Fam he had that beard since the 90s. How old is Stalley, and how old are you?

      • Ike

        You must be young dude. Sean been rocking the beard before there was ever a beard gang concept. And if you may ask, yes I’m old school but I also embrace the new school.

      • MiiUziWeighsATon

        Any nigga rocking a lih’ya or beard that resembles the Muslim is a biter, if thats the case…the Sunni as it is famously called dates back 1500 years to the Prophet of al Islam, Muhammad ibn Abdullah (sal’Allahu alaihi was sallam)…street niggaz on the east coast have been rocking Sunnis since the mid nineties…Stalley is Muslim is why he wears his lih’ya or Sunni….Sean P rocks his due to the kuffar emulating the Mu’mineen by wearing the lih’ya…or maybe Sean P could be Mu’min, who knows….either way I doubt very seriously if Sean P jackin Stalley or any other nigga swag…Sean P been a real nigga since Black Moon’s hey day…and as far as industry niggaz go if they rocking that Sunni then they jacking Freeway from Philly swag cuz he was the only rapper with a Sunni beard

  2. Hugh Stecht

    production was lil light, but if you are Sean P fan, this is crack,……………Sean aint for everybody…..but if Sean concentrates on a verse,….he’s smashing your favorite rapper…..P!Meek and Sean got different lanes,…..Meek is mainstream gangster pop,…..sean is underground gangster

  3. The Grimy Awards

    asap crispy
    still in middle school
    little nigga was born in 1999
    he aint been on earth long enough
    to know anything except what he’s been commanded..
    “stalley” aint even ALL THE WAY on yet
    1 argument with officer ricky and its over wit

  4. Anthony Ill Bill Johnson

    SEAN PRICE AKA SMACK THE TASTE OUT YOUR MOUTH TYPE OF DUDE A REAL STREET BELL RINGER SEAN P IS A MC NOT A RAPPER LOL….IT’s A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME HERE DUCKDOWN AKA #UGETABEATDOWN BKLYN STAND UP…

  5. Kevin Park

    DUDE, EVERYTHING IS 8/10. WHAT IS THE CRITERIA, IS THERE EVEN ONE, OR ARE YOU GUYS JUST BASING EVERYTHING ON POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? THIS SITE IS GOOD, BUT IT CAN BE SO MUCH BETTER. Okay, I’m done.

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