Closer

Closer

by Mike Stud

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Closer

That's a soft "s" in the title of Mike Stud's sophomore effort, as the former college baseball player is referencing getting nearer to something, and not the kind of pitcher who joins in the game in the ninth inning. What he's getting closer to is sounding like a bona fide mainstream hip-hop star, as the quirky, amateurish bits of his debut are now replaced with polished ideas and songs, including the big and ambitious, Drake-like title cut. "Out Here" is excellent Chris Brown-styled club R&B, while the good-timing "Super Faded" is a cheeky list of booze and illegal "party favors" that would certainly show up on the MLB's blood tests. "Boys of the Summer" is a reference to America's favorite pastime that turns into a pop-rap anthem, plus a heartwarming analogy of how Stud's sidelining Tommy John surgery turned him on to a second, successful life.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2014
Label: 300 Entertainment
UPC: 0863592000175
catalogNumber: 544794
Rank: 140826

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