The “Romance Mike” Experience Presented by Pretty Pape$ and Traklife
Traklife recently hosted another album listening session featuring artist Pretty Pape$ for his latest release, “Romance Mike.” And yes, it is the ultimate simp album of the year, with tracks describing both the highs and the lows that love and relationships entail. I had the pleasure of interviewing the Orange County native and getting to know more about the details of the album, his influences, his background, and how he’s been coping with the pandemic. We dove into the album, track by track, shared some of his music videos, and he performed two of his tracks, “Alone wit you” and topped the night off with, “Too Smooth.”
The Filipino-American proclaims himself as the “best looking rapper on earth” and he actually has quite the resume with over 150 performances under his belt including a school tour with one of LA’s popular hip-hop FM radio stations, Power 106, and a domestic tour in Texas with some of I.E.’s hottest artists like Noa James. You may have heard one of Pretty Pape$ songs, “Boomin,” it went viral on TikTok after about a year after its release with almost 30k streams. The track was used by the likes of the NBA, NFL, Fenty Beauty, Sports Illustrated, Pro bull riding, and WNBA (LA Sparks).
Pape$ takes the crown for a solid work ethic as he is constantly in a consistent flow of project releases including new visuals, music, interviews, and performances including his most recent one at Dash Radio. The artist is also a jack of all trades, dabbling in producing and songwriting. We’re so glad he was able to include Traklife on his press run as it was an absolute pleasure meeting and getting to know more about the man behind the music.
Catch the full interview on our youtube video below and stream his latest album, “Romance Mike” on all music platforms.
Hazzle Joy Edosada graduated from California State University, Long Beach in Fall 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and minored in Sociology. Her independence, drive and charismatic personality has lead her to achieve early accomplishments, such as creating fashion blog LipstickLaceandlattes.com, thus receiving recognition from Google in the first 3 months of initial launch; and corresponding for 365Voice.com for an exclusive series premiere of BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood and 2nd Generation Wayans. After spending time co-hosting Traklife Radio’s original show, The Layover Show in 2012-2017, she recreated the show with fellow co-hosts to Thanks For The Music and Culture in 2018. While time off the mic has momentarily paused, she continues to work behind the scenes assisting on the Traklife Operations Team as Project Manager and Editor-in-Chief, while making time for hosting events held by Traklife Media. Outside of Traklife she serves as Executive Assistant to a women’s fitness apparel brand, LiCi Fit. As she continues to find her voice in journalism, fashion, and music culture – she will always make sure to express her creativity wholeheartedly and passionately.