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Mike Zombie became known to the masses in 2013 for his production on Drake’s smash single “Started From The Bottom.” He then signed to OVO as a producer, and later got another major placement on DJ Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More” with Jay Z, Rick Ross, French Montana and Meek Mill. (Later, the remix would become Remy Ma’s first post-jail release.)

However, many don’t know Mike is a talented rapper as well. The Willingboro, New Jersey native released his first mixtape, The End Of The Beginning, in 2013 and Rebel Without A Cause in 2015. As he gears up for his next project, Humble Genius, the rapper/writer/producer spoke with LifeIsTremendez for their New Jersey spotlight series about his standing with OVO, what he’s working on and more. Check out a few highlights below.

On Views/OVO:

“Yea, yea, we’re working on Views! Everything is Views right now. I’ve been putting together a lot of ideas vocally and production wise. We are looking for that next anthem. It’s Views From The 6, we working! We were actually just cooking up for that in Drake’s house in LA a few months ago.”

How he gets inspiration:

“I get inspiration from everywhere. I just sampled a funny ass movie named Black Dynamite. I get my inspiration from watching cartoons, watching movies. I actually sampled two of my friends playing the numbers game. Whatever I see, there’s sound to it and I feel like I can do something with it, I’m going to do something with it.”

His dream collab:

“I hope Boi-1da sees this! My favorite rap song period is “Forever” by Drake because that’s all four of my favorite rappers. I don’t have a top five, I have a top four: Eminem, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. So they would be on the collab. Produced by me, guest feature by me!”

Read the full interview here.