Recent revelers at Wynn Nightlife clubs have been catching an unexpected but welcome dose of Golden Era hip-hop, complements of Milo Berger, aka DJ Mighty Mi. He has been releasing portions of his long-gestating OG House project—which features classic MCs rhyming over uptempo house beats—and playing some of the tracks and remixes during his opening sets at Wynn and Encore.
The most recent release is the title track, a blaring banger featuring the unmistakable voice of Wu-Tang Clan legend Ghostface Killah.
“OG House is kind of a blending of my two worlds, because I grew up on those MCs. Those are my idols, and I always wanted to work with them, but I didn’t want to create traditional boom-bap hip-hop,” Mighty Mi says. “I started out with a song with MC Eiht and just kept on going, and 24 songs later, I’m sprinkling them out, one EP at a time.”
Other hip-hop icons on the record include Grand Puba, Chubb Rock, Talib Kweli, Large Professor, Bushwick Bill, MC Serch and Kool Keith.
Mighty Mi, a Philadelphia native who’s celebrating 10 years in Las Vegas and at Wynn this month, plans to eventually distribute the entire album and hopes to tour with a few OG House rappers. “My goal is to grab Keith or Bill or Talib and do some shows where I’m spinning throughout the night and they come out and emcee the party and do some of their classics, too,” he says. “I think Europe might be a more appropriate setting for it, since they really enjoy underground music more over there.”