MIKE – Burning Desire [Album Stream]

NYC rapper MIKE hits us with his brand new LP, “Burning Desire”.

The massive 24-track album includes collaborations with artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Niontay, Liv.e, Lila Ramani from Crumb, Larry June, and several others. Be sure to give the album a listen below, and don’t miss the Alex Huggins-directed video for “What U Say U Are” under that. Additionally, take a look at the tour dates for his Somebody Fine Me Trouble Tour.


  • 02-27 Dublin, Ireland – The Sound House
  • 02-28 Lisbon, Portugal – ZDB
  • 02-29 Braga, Portugal – Gnration
  • 03-01 Barcelona, Spain – LAUT
  • 03-02 Berlin, Germany – PANKE
  • 03-05 Aarhus, Denmark – VoxHall
  • 03-07 Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen Klubb
  • 03-08 Oslo, Norway – Bla
  • 03-09 Copenhagen, Denmark – DK Rust
  • 03-12 Tilburg, Netherlands – Hall of Fame
  • 03-13 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Tolhustuin
  • 03-14 Cologne, Germany – Veedel
  • 03-15 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
  • 03-16 London, England – Cafe OTO
  • 03-19 Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
  • 03-20 Glasgow, Scotland – Rum Shack
  • 03-21 Manchester, England – Band on the Wall
  • 03-22 Bristol, England – Strange Brew
  • 03-23 Paris, France – Bourse du Commerce
  • 04-17 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
  • 04-18 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
  • 04-19 Montreal, Quebec – Theatre Fairmount
  • 04-20 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
  • 04-21 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
  • 04-24 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
  • 04-25 Chicago, IL – Metro
  • 04-26 Milwaukee, WI – TBA
  • 04-27 Minneapolis, MN – Underground Music Venue
  • 04-28 Kansas City, MO – recordBar
  • 04-30 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
  • 05-01 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
  • 05-02 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Hall
  • 05-03 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
  • 05-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Pearl
  • 05-05 Portland, OR – TBA
  • 05-08 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
  • 05-09 Santa Cruz – Catalyst Atrium
  • 05-10 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
  • 05-11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
  • 05-12 San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room
  • 05-14 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
  • 05-15 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
  • 05-16 Austin, TX – The Parish
  • 05-17 Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall
  • 05-18 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
  • 05-19 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
  • 05-21 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Hell Stage
  • 05-22 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
  • 05-23 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
  • 05-24 Washington, DC – Union Stage
  • 05-25 New York, NY – Webster Hall

Says MIKE:

#BurningDesire super thank you to my big brother naavin, none of this would be possible without you. thank you for sticking with me through it even when it’s not as sunny. blood couldn’t make us more family than we already are! biggest love to aint wet, to mikey for always being the most helpful in the technical sides of things and abe for being the genius that he is. i’m so grateful for how your mind works and always incorporates everyones input. you are a once in a lifetime! thank you :)) biggest thanks to my real life twin cynthia, i appreciate the love and motivation you show towards my art and me as a friend! your light illuminates all of us!!! biggest thanks to klein, a creative pillar, always informing me and pushing me in ways to expand my creative world even more. big shout out to my big brother thebe, you lead without even knowing! grateful to be a writer alongside u & many greats! biggest love to the paris/manchester/amsterdam/lisboa/bk excursion gang. that trip saved my happiness and is a big factor to why this project was even able to be done. big shout out to laron for swinging the beat for snake charm. literally one of my favorite producers ever! glad 6/7 years down the line, niggas still in this shit! worldwide! biggest thanks to liv.e & venna for the amazing job they did on u think maybe? it brings tears to my eyes every time, liv.e angelic voice and venna whooping ass on saxophone. thank you to the full band, y’all came so clutch in such a quick time. (immanuel simelane & rashaan brown) biggest love to gabe for always mixing the shit out these songs and creating a very relaxed n calm space when doin so!!! ur very much appreciated!! biggest thanks to gawd for sending the beat for asff, ur a goat n the world gon see it if they not already!!1 thank you to shanice for heart turning poem on real love, u r the goat and i appreciate the love you show to me and my work. it means the most twin!!!!! thank you to my brother taka for always being an inspiration and honest voice. thank you for coming along the way w me this whole time. your work & presence is appreciated brodi!!!! thank you to my big brudda brayan for always being a creative inspiration as well and just a general moral compass in this confusing world! i love you broski! you teach me so much! biggest thanks to my brother cousteau, you’re golden and such a talented scribe!!! biggest thanks to my brother niontay, grateful to have met you and i am grateful your loyalty and friendship in this thang! y’all two are some of the craziest writers i have come across, thank you for seeing me worthy! biggest love to lila for blessing should be!, brooklyn legend, it’s an honor to have you on the album!!! biggest love to larry june for being so open to work and losing his mind on that mf verse!! greatest appreciation to mark williams lewis as well for creating such an atmospheric place on the outro. your music amazes me, thank you! biggest thanks to nick who drove for us on tour, he don’t know but that me being in my chief keef era statement boosted mines all the way. thank you to squills, marc, jasper, nicky w, cruzin, ian, m, sideshow, anysia for that amazing time on the road. i am so grateful to be surrounded by such profound artist and light spirits. you guys brought joy to my life! Thank you to my little & big sisters, yaw all inspire me so much and I couldn’t be a prouder brother!! thank you to my father and my beautiful queen for watching over me and praying for me always, I love y’all bigger than I can explain! there’s so many more ppl i could talk about, but i love y’all so much. my life has light, i appreciate y’all.

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