You might not expect a guy named after the fact that he makes beats to be that great of a rapper, but Wizard Sleeve's Mike Beatz hold his own. Need proof? Check his newest video, "You Know," a cinematic action thriller of a track complete with a vicious percussion attack and Godzilla horns. Mike weighs in with one of Detroit's dirtiest -- J Dilla affiliate and Stone Throw recording artist Guilty Simpson -- and keeps the scales balanced, matching Guilty's rough 'n' tough heaviness with his personal brand of smooth but grimy.
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