Mickey Factz is back with a new visual off his debut album The Achievement: circa ’82, a collaborative project with Grammy-winning producer Nottz. Mickey appears in the videoe for "Wants" rapping over the knockin' Nottz beat about a luandry list of things that would make the world a better place—or at least make his life easier. While Factz spits about acquiring chains, mink furs, world peace and the ability to read his girl's mind, cartoon images of the lyrics (courtesy of Alec Pieper) appear onscreen to accentuate the bars.
"Cancer cures/Questions that I need answers for/No more violence/So long riots/No more tyrants/Prolonged diets/I wanna bring back John Lennon and Biggie/Winehouse and Whitney/Malcolm X in the 60’s," raps Factz in the second verse.
This Jon Gollner-directed clip is the first official video off the The Achievement: circa ’82 album, which dropped back in October. The 10-track project, with production handled exlcusively by Nottz boasts features from Phonte, Styles P, Blu, Mack Wilds, Smoke DZA, Curren$y and more. Phonte, one of the duo's features on the song "Treat You Right," spoke highly of the two the last time XXL caught up with him.
“Mickey is a cat that I’ve always had a lot of respect for and is a dope MC," said Phonte. "Wordplay and flow are two big factors for me when judging MC’s and he’s always delivered for me on both counts. His management sent me the record and I was already down, but once I saw it was a Nottz beat it was a no brainer. Nottz is family and we go back some years. I wanted to give him something really soulful, so I brought in my girl Tamisha Waden who sings with me in The Foreign Exchange to help fill out the background vocals and make it really thick. We got a jam.”
Hear more of Factz and Nottz duet debut by purchasing The Achievement: circa '82 on iTunes now. Check out the video for "Wants" above.