Mike Posner releases new mixtape as cross-country trek nears finish line
Southfield singer rounding home base on his six-month, 2,800 mile journey across United States
Mike Posner has made it to California, and he released a new mixtape to celebrate.
"Keep Going," a 16-track collection that features guest spots and appearances from Logic, Talib Kweli, Diddy, Steven Tyler and Posner's mother, was released Wednesday. It commemorates the Southfield-bred singer's arrival in California on his walk across America, which began in New Jersey in April.
"Keep Going" has become Posner's motto on his cross-country journey, which sees him knocking out between 20 and 26 miles a day. He kept going after being bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado in early August, and he returned to the road a few weeks later.
Last month while traveling across Arizona, Posner launched a Go Fund Me to raise money for the children of his childhood friend Ronnie Posey II, who died earlier this year. The campaign has so far netted $51,000 of its $100,000 goal.
The "Keep Going" mixtape begins with a spoken word intro by Posner and includes messages of encouragement from Diddy and Steven Tyler, which appear to be voicemails.
The set closes with "A Lonely Night in Mexico Thinking About Big Sean and Avicii," a confessional about staying present and trying not to live life online.
"Keep Going" is available now on Spotify and other streaming services.