Milo, The Great Interview
Earlier this week, we caught up with hip-hop artist Milo, The Great for a brief interview. In the interview, he told us about his troubled past, including personal struggles, as well as the loss of family members. Given these occurrences in his life, Milo used this as a means to express himself through his music. Check out his interview to find out more…
HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Milo, The Great. Honestly, I forgot. I used to go by th3nerd but it was mad corny, so I wanted to change it up. I think I might of been looking up old 90s movies and came across “Milo and Otis” and it just stuck lol.
HCM. When did you discover your love for music and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
Milo, The Great. When I was like,6 or 7, my uncle gave me my first cd, the love below because he liked Big Boi’s Speakerboxxx side more. I started paying attention to the music in my video games and cartoons after that. Then I fell in love with Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, and Donald Glover at 13 and I’ve been making music since honestly.
HCM. To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Milo, The Great. I honestly try to freestyle my get-ups. I was fucking around clashing like skater culture with Cartoon Network merch and now my style is Emo E-boy meets Golf Wang. But if anything I just put on whatever I like.
HCM. On your upcoming release… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Milo, The Great. Life has been kicking my ass lately. I lost my mom, got my heart destroyed again by getting dumped, found out my granddad had cancer, and I started doing a lot of drugs to cope with how fast my life was falling apart. I’m a little better now, but I just try to write down every emotion or feeling I get now when it comes to songs. I could write a song about feeling so lost in life and the next write a “fuck you I just got head in my car” song. I’m becoming more versatile and experimental now, I’ve been making beats and shit too.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Milo, The Great. Basically trying to do the work honestly. It’s easy to talk the talk but walking the walk is another story. I’m constantly full of ideas and if I don’t write them down, it won’t come back for a while. But my greatest attribute is I can pump out songs quickly and they would be my best songs yet. More bang for your buck I guess.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Milo, The Great. That they’re not alone. That life is confusing but beautiful for everyone. And just being yourself, accepting your flaws, and not giving a fuck is the only way to live your best life.
HCM. What are your plans for the near future?
Milo, The Great. After this quarantine, I plan on moving. My time in my hometown is coming to a close in my opinion. There’s nothing really left to offer besides the same people not giving me a chance to express my ideas. I gotta spread my wings and start a new chapter.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
My dad, my sister, my friends and family. And most importantly, my mom, may she fly high and keep me safe.
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