Your Daily Lick: Mike P.

Whipped Cream (Meshewaa Records)



First things first: the record sleeve is adorned with close-up, cropped photos of booties ("Cupcake$") and breasts ("Cookie$"). Mike P.'s gritty, urban, but not quite gangsta hip-hop can be surprisingly tuneful, with help from his pals Andre Nickatina ("Btch Pt. 2"), Equipto and San Quinn ("Hella Records"), and Krushadelic ("Valley of Kingz"). Fillmoe Frisco represent, as it were.