but you really can't compare Mikey Rocks to other rappers because his flow and sound are so different from what is constantly heard nowadays; staying with the fresh theme, listening to Sir Michael Rocks' rap is like a breath of fresh air."Sir Michael Rocks has referenced local Chicago rappers as influences on his sound.Stated Rocks in 2011, "of course, [Chicago] classics like Twista, Crucial Conflict, Kanye, Common and Lupe was a big influence on what I am doing now.I was looking up at Rachael, with my knees getting wet, and I just said: ‘Will you marry me?
Diplo offered to release a mixtape of their unreleased tracks titled Totally Flossed Out on his label Mad Decent, though it was eventually released on C. However, they continued to help each other on their various projects and continued to tour together as the band.
On March 14, 2011 Sir Michael Rocks released his debut solo album, the Rocks Report mixtape, which featured twenty five original songs and skits.
It's not really about me getting inspiration from other rappers and stuff, 'cause I don't really sound like anybody...
other people I know, and my friends, and other smart people, and just learning more about myself and the world and how people work and stuff, I think that's like more where I pull my raps from."Stated by Hot New Hip Hop in May 2012, "His laidback flow is definitely a good fit for Curren$y's Jet Life Recordings...
The album features sixteen tracks with Rocks doing most of the writing on all.
About the production process, Rocks stated "It didn’t take too long because I’m a studio rat, so I’ll be in the lab for 2 weeks straight, 10 hours a day, and just grind out non-stop." A number of different producers besides Rocks contributed, including the Alchemist. Starting in 2011 Rocks began releasing a number of free mixtapes, also contributing as a guest artist to tracks by Dom Kennedy, Ski Beatz, Sean O'Connell, Curren$y, Rapsody, Dizzy Wright, and Freddie Gibbs.As far as time goes, I’ve put all my time into it." where they encountered DJ Diplo. The album features production by The Neptunes and also features artists such as Bun B, Chip tha Ripper, and Ghostface Killah. Also in 2010, Mikey Rocks teamed up with Chuck Inglish, Gary, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs and Cleveland's Chip tha Ripper to form the "super group" P. In 2011 both Rocks and Inglish began working on solo material separate from The Cool Kids.A lot of Chicago music has definitely raised me to be who I am." Stated Chicago Reader in 2007, "Over the past year and a half, a new crowd of omnivorous, beat-obsessive DJs and rappers--Flosstradamus, Kid Sister, Hollywood Holt, The Cool Kids [with Sir Michael Rocks], Mano--has done what nobody's managed to do in years: developed what you could conceivably call a Chicago hip-hop sound.It takes cues from the indie-rock-influenced hipster dance scene, relying more on four-on-the-floor club rhythms from juke and house than the languid, syncopated beats common in mainstream hip-hop.Sizable flakes of biotite are somewhat scarce as specimens from Arkansas, but can sometimes be recovered from soils where these rocks have altered to clay.