Goodfella Mike G – Time To Make da Pasta



Goodfella Mike G first came to attention of the New York City Hip-Hop underground when he migrated from his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. He began his conquest by sitting in at a lot of open-mic sessions around the city. The original version of Strictly Dago, the song he is known for performing, won a demo contest on the Stretch Armstrong show hosted by Bobbito Garcia. He then rhymed on WKCR live on the show one week, and made an impression. This is how he came to the attention of producer G-Clef da Mad Komposa, who then produced an album’s-worth of material for him. He was featured on the now classic Soul Kid Klik single, Mortal Combat; his verse being the final verse on the track. His first single was that award-winning song, Strictly Dago., backed with a collaboration between he and G-Clef called “Two Guinnies With Soul”.

On this album, Time To Make Da Pasta,(1996) producer G-Clef creates a dark and raw backdrop for the exploration of the clandestine world “of a real Sicilian mobster”, as unfortunately, Goodfella, always keeping it real, has become a lamist in real life, for even we do not know currently where he is. Goodfella’s “funk flow” and lyrical prowess explore everything from classical Italian art to movie references, to actual Mafia history no matter how obscure. The album was originally released on 12” vinyl in the late 1990s, and is being distributed on CD for the first time in retail stores, in 2019. Time to Make Da Pasta is full of fun, and also has features from Soul Kid Klik members Skinslaya and DJ Spinbad, as well as lots of background vocals from G-Clef.

He also made a cameo appearance on a track called Club Goodfella on the G-Clef’s Jazzy Breaks, Vol. 1 release. His underworld style is sometimes credited with the sudden resurgence of Italiano culture in Rap Music, back in 1997. Among some of his early admirers/supporters were Kool G. Rap, Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, Shabazz the Disciple, The RZA, and Method Man. Ghost even asked him to do a track with him on his first album, but it did not come to fruition. Goodfella was also featured briefly in the HBO series “OZ”.


1 Wiseguyz (feat G-Clef)

2 Fredo’s Dead (death mass remix)

3 Dark with the Art (featuring Spinbad)

4 Echoes of an Era (feat G-Clef)

5 Strictly Dago

6 Two Guinnies with Soul (remix, feat. G-Clef)

7 If It Feels Right (featuring Skinslaya)

8 Give me the Order (finale skit)(feat G-Clef)

9 Two Guinnies with Soul (Force MD mix, feat. G-Clef)

10 Fredo’s Dead (Guidxploitation Mix)(feat G-Clef)

11 Looking For Mr. Goodfella (featuring Skinslaya)

12 Strictly Dago (Instrumental)

13 Club Goodfella

Additional information

Weight .25 oz
Dimensions 5 × 6 × .5 in
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