Mike Schpitz – The Back Story & Inspiration behind “The Prize Package” | @MikeSchpitz

Here’s a little insight to the man Mike Schpitz upcoming project, The Prize Package, that’s getting ready to drop here shortly. Read below for a detailed look into the project, and check out his site

On March 30th, 2011, my new project, The Prize Package Volume 1 will be released via DJBooth.net, RefinedHype.com and YNotMyDream.net. To raise awareness and get everyone up to speed, I wanted to share the inspiration and back story about the project. Below is a detailed description of the project, it’s inspiration and the release schedule. I also included the cover art and track list, which of course, were done by Heath O’Campo. I hope you enjoy.

In the cluttered and ever-changing food industry in Topeka, Kansas, one place has managed to set itself apart from the rest for years with tasty, cheap, greasy food. Located at 6th Ave and Locust St on Topeka’s East Side, Harold’s Prize Package has become a Topeka staple for locals in search of great food. With lunchtime patrons ranging from businessmen and women from Topeka’s bustling downtown to high school students from all over USD 501, Harold’s serves up some of the best burgers and fried foods that can be found anywhere in Northeast Kansas. A typical lunch might include a greasy double cheeseburger, an order of fried okra and a Welch’s Strawberry soda. In addition to one of the best meals in the city, one might also be able to grab some batteries, a package of Swisher Sweets, jumper cables and an advanced copy of Transformers 3. They have a little something for everyone.

To pay homage to this legendary burger spot, Mike Schpitz has teamed up with a few of the most important online voices for underground and unsigned artists, DJBooth.net, RefinedHype.com and YNotMyDream.net, to release his compilation mixtape, The Prize Package Volume 1. Volume 1 features 21 tracks of material compiled since 2008. The Prize Package Volume 1 features appearances and production from Adullessence, Dre Dai, Pete Sayke, Papi Jamon, SLOT-A, Ill Brown, Maja 7th, Ta-Ku, THX, LONEgevity and more. Leading up to its release on March 30th 2011, Mike Schpitz will be releasing a song a week for four weeks beginning on March 2nd. Attached are the cover and track list which features Mike Schpitz on location at Harold’s Prize Package. The photos and artwork were all done by Topeka native, Heath O’Campo, who has been responsible for Schpitz’s Sunday Drive, Love Potion Number 9th: The Hangover and Mike Murder. So in spirit of Harold’s, its food and its importance to the Topeka community, please enjoy this dynamic collection of hip hop music compiled by Topeka’s own, Mike Schpitz.


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