It’s been five years since Mike Bars released his debut mixtape 16 Bars (and the wildly viral music video for “There Will Be Blood,” which amassed over 3 million views), but the rapper hasn’t lost his step in the slightest. To that effect, the Portland-based spitter is preparing to release his latest EP, “Desperate Measures,” an eight-track offering that is designed to reward the patience and loyalty of his ever-growing fanbase.

Listen below.