PDX transplant Myke Bogan has been having one hell of a year. He’s been off the grid for a while as far as putting out any new material but the lyricist has been productively preparing for his take off and proper introduction to the rap game. Bogan released his anticipated debut album “Pool Party” this past August. It was his first solo release on EYRST, a label founded by Portland producer Neill Von Tally and former Portland Trailblazer, Martell Webster.
This new album was Bogan’s formal introduction to the industry as an artist that day one fans and new fans alike can vibe out to for any occasion. The 36 minute project had intricate levels that told listeners exactly who Bogan is- a laid back, yet engaging lyricist, who floats over jazzy productions with a story to tell. I was fortunate enough to get placed on the hard working rapper’s schedule and we discussed his recent work.
DJ: First things first, congratulations on your debut album.
MB: Man I appreciate you man. Thank you so much
DJ: How was the process for that? Was it a little nerve racking for you? Or did you feel right at home?