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Mitchy Slick, Who Inspired Drakeo The Ruler & Collaborated With Nipsey Hussle, Just Kicked Off A West Coast Tour

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San Diego artist Mitchy Slick is embarking on a tour with an elite company of longstanding lyricists including Planet Asia, Fashawn, Sir Veterano and Flii Stylz.

Kicking off the West Coast edition of The Fresh Yard Tour, Mitchy Slick and co. began their 12-date schedule on June 30 in Oakland and will travel throughout the entire month directly into the grand finale at The Fresh Yard boutique in San Diego on July 31.

Mitchy Slick joins the tour fresh off the release of his 23 Blocks project, which arrived last year and included guest features from K Bizz, Ise B, Big Wy and more. In celebration of the tour, Mitchy Slick teamed up with Sir Veterano for their cruise-ready anthem “In My Elco.”

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Not only does the release mark the dawn of yet another new era for Mitchy Slick, it also serves as a benchmark stamping his longevity in the music industry.

In a recent Instagram post, he remarked on his journey within Hip Hop as a mainstay for the West Coast throughout multiple decades by reposting archived footage of BET’s fan-beloved Rap City program featuring himself, Talib Kweli, Planet Asia and several other MC’s.

In 2001, Mitchy Slick delivered his debut album Trigger Station, which included features from E-40, his frequent collaborator Damu and more and peaked at No. 13 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums that same year. Since then, he’s gone on to release nearly 20 different projects and collaborate with artists such as G Perico, Jay Worthy and Nick Cannon, among others.

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He also collaborated with late Crenshaw-bred rapper Nipsey Hussle in 2017 on the track “Full Time” which appeared on Hussle’s notorious Slauson Boy 2 mixtape.

While much of his reach extends throughout the state of California, his influence is widely acknowledged by rappers across multiple generations and regions. Late L.A. rapper Drakeo The Ruler dedicated his Ain’t The The Truth album track to “Mitchy Slickster” in an effort to pay homage to the legacy he’s built.

In fact, last March, Texas rapper Sauce Walka explained how he came to be inspired by the blueprint artists such as Mitchy Slick and Suga Free laid out during their illustrious careers during an interview with SayCheese.

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“Thanks to nigga’s like @sauce_walka102 the Gangsta/Izm will continue to live.The game be rt up under niggas noses and they can’t see through the hatred to actually get it. #imgone #everybodyhatesmitch,” Slick wrote in an IG post saluting Sauce Walka.

In his recent No Jumper interview, the Daygo native discussed several significant moments from his 20-year career including his early collaboration with The Game, YG, Joe Moses, Jay 305, RJ Mr. LA and AD, his thoughts on XXXTENTACION being knocked out during his visit to Daygo, living in the Bay Area, L.A. and more.

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Revisit the stream for “In My Elco” featuring Sir Veterano below.

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