Just the other day, Hood Critic Magazine got up with the Miami based rap artist known as 2millie for an interview. The rapper told us briefly about his near-death experience and how it inspired him to want to share that experience as well as encourage others through his music. Check out his interview to see more of what he had to say.
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
2millie. My stage name 2millie come from inspiration the two is for a second chance at life. When I was young I was in the 7th grade like 14. I got into a car accident and the glass broke and cut the top of my head which left a scar on my forehead. But I felt like if I would have moved up the glass would have hit my temple and I would have not been here anymore. And the millie is for motion. One of my biggest goals is to be financially secured in life. So I felt like what better way to remind myself of this goal is to make sure I hear it every day and put it together you get 2millie.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
2millie. I realized I love music when I first heard Eminem. The songs that he was putting out. I was able to relate to them in so many different ways. I was able to deal with some bad times in life by listening to this music. I wanted to touch people lives the same way Eminem touch mines I felt like he was sharing his story with the world. So I wanted to share mines and hopefully help someone out there get threw bad times the might be going through right now.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
2millie. I think I have my own style I don’t really try to copy anybody style I mean my favorite artist is Eminem and T.I. now my content my match some of theirs. But as far as style it’s unique.
HCM. On your current album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
2millie. My current project which is out now is called “Laptop and a Mic”. You can listen to it now on DatPiff, Coast2Coastmixtapes, and 2millie305.com. The name came from a simple concept that I been doing for a while. I mean I use a laptop and a mic to do all of my music. I don’t have or go to a big studio with all the big equipment. I just have a laptop and a mic. I figure to just name my next mixtape that.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
2millie. My biggest challenge so far is to get over some of my early career failures. Like one time I had booked a place for a mixtape release party. People ask to help but I denied. So the night of the party I got to the club and realized I didn’t book a DJ and didn’t have the proper equipment to play or perform my music. I had to cancel on the spot. I felt so bad that I let everyone down that still bother me to this day. My biggest attribute would be my passion because I don’t do this for money or to get signed. I do music because it helps me express myself whenever I’m going through something.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
2millie. Wow, this young dude been through a lot and is still moving forward. I just wanna show people that listen to my music you are not alone. Don’t take the easy way out if you like killing yourself. Keep pushing the storm will pass.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
2millie. My plan is to drop two mixtapes in 2020. The first mixtape “Laptop and a Mic” is out now and I’m currently working on “Laptop and a Mic 2” that’s near future, but a couple I wanna start my own record label.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
2millie. No. Me, myself and I. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Check out “Yea I Know” off of the “Laptop and a Mic” mixtape by 2millie here:
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