Rhymefest f/ Mikkey Halsted & Bump J “Chicagorillas” (2006)

Album: Blue Collar

Label: J Records/Allido

No I.D.: “I was working with a producer by the name of Miykal Snoddy. I don’t like to be a guy who has a bunch of ghost-producers, so I’ll honestly say that he did the majority of that beat. I moreso put the direction of the record together.

“It was the first time I worked with Bump, and of course I’d been working with Mikkey. It was something to tell the story of that time period. It was a real street record. 10 toes on the ground. It was an underground moment—a moment in time. It should’ve been a changing of the guard with these guys for Chicago rap.”