Mikkey Halsted is one of many in the growing Chicago music scene. One of the most ferocious lyricists out of the city, Mikkey is already on his way to hip-hop recognition with his first album, The Dark Room.

Now onto his Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, Castro, out August 8, he enlists Pusha T for the lead single, “Momma In My Ear.” As usual, Pusha sets it off with witty street-talk that doesn’t get old. Produced by rising beatmaker Young Chop, Mikkey shows up with his formidable rhymes over a piano-laden backdrop that balances Chi-Town roughness with introspection.

Listen: Mikkey Halsted f/ Pusha T "Momma In My Ear"