Mikey Polo gives us a taste of Emo Trap in his new video for “Baguette Spaghetti,” featuring Trippie Redd.
Mikey Polo is ushering in a new era of Emo Trap, carrying the torch for legends like Trippie Redd and the late JuiceWrld. The DMV born and raised Mikey Polo began singing in talent shows in high school before he later started rapping. It wasn’t until he was incarcerated that Mikey began rapping. At the age of 18 Mikey knew he didn’t belong inside and began honing in on his craft. After getting out Mikey relocated to Atlanta where he further elevated his sound, spent some time touring with Trippie Redd, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Today Mikey joins us to discuss his latest single and music video featuring Trippie Redd “Baguette Spaghetti.” Find out more below.
The Knockturnal: Who, besides yourself, would you consider leaders of the emo trap movement?
Mikey Polo: Besides myself, of course my bro Trippie Redd, Juice Wrld (Rest In Peace) and Lil Uzi Vert.
The Knockturnal: How did you discover the emo trap genre?
Mikey Polo: Being emo is in my DNA, I just experimented with different sounds, and also from hearing my favorite artists.
The Knockturnal: Tell us a little bit about your upbringing and the first time you experimented with music?
Mikey Polo: My upbringing was pretty urban/hood, same shit everybody else go through. Fights, drugs and run-ins with the law. For me, my escape was music, I needed something I was good at to keep me away from the streets. When I realized I could really do this music thing, I just kept experimenting with different sounds and I still continue to now.
The Knockturnal: How long have you been making music?
Mikey Polo: I’ve been rapping and into making music since High School, but I’ve been doing it at this level of consistency, and making it my career, maybe like 3 years.
The Knockturnal:Who are some of your influences?
Mikey Polo: Some of my music influences are Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne and Gucci Mane.
The Knockturnal:What have been the 3 biggest highlights of your career so far?
Mikey Polo: In this short journey so far, my 3 biggest highlights would be going on tour with Trippie Redd twice!! Doing the XXL Mag Freestyle was definitely a goal of mine, and having meetings with executives that call shots at record labels were top 3 honestly, and now being on The Knockturnal makes it my top 4.
The Knockturnal:Can you discuss how Trippie’s feature on “Baguette Spaghetti” came about?
Mikey Polo: The feature came about from Trippie and I just being in the studio, Trippie was recording and told me to hop on the song. For real tho, that’s my brother, like even outside of music we’ve been locked in, and he just threw me an alley-oop, that’s love.
The Knockturnal:What was it like working with Trippie in the studio and on set for the music video?
Mikey Polo: It was dope! We both record super fast and with great versatility. The video was crazy, crazy, we had the whole set lit!
The Knocktunal: What are you currently working on?
Mikey Polo: I’m currently working on my album, Emo World which will be coming out during this early half of 2021, and since I haven’t dropped an LP since 2018, this will feel more like my official debut album.
The Knockturnal:If there’s anything you’d like to add or announce please go ahead.
Mikey Polo: For 2021 I will be on an even higher level than before, and after I drop “Emo World” – which will feature Trippie Redd twice (yes I have another banger with Trippie locked in) Famous Dex and D Savage, plus Kandiman and Eestbound on the mixes and production, Mikey Polo will be a global name!