Mr. Midas gives a sneak peek of his upcoming Flight Risk mixtape, due on Memorial Day

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Still riding high off the success of his full-length album, Son of the Crack Era, Mr. Midas is gearing up for a Memorial Day release of his latest project, a mixtape titled Flight Risk. Conceptually, he says, the mixtape is an extension of his debut, while others open doors to a different theme entirely.

"At first, when I had the idea, I had a different interpretation of what a flight risk was," Midas explains. "To me, I thought it was someone that once you get them on a plane, they're a risk to the safety of themselves and everyone else on the plane."

After doing a bit more research into the concept, and culling several stories that detailed the true definition of flight risk -- a leading factor in whether or not a judge will grant bond to a defendant who is likely to flee from justice -- Midas flipped the concept entirely.

"Now that I'm clearer on what it means," he says, "it does feel like, by coming out with new projects and so much music, that I'm jumping town. If it feels like they really don't wanna give me a show where I am, I'll jump town. It's a compilation of songs that I've done with a lot of different people who fit the concept."

More than a few tracks on Flight Risk were slated for Son of the Crack Era, but for various reasons ended up on the cutting-room floor. Their inclusion on Flight Risk gives Midas a chance to release songs that weren't necessarily meant to see the light of day. "I do a lot of songs with quite a lot of people, and some of them don't ever see a release," he explains. "So what I'm doing is taking all of those kinds of songs and making them into this one."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.