Millyz – “The Prom”

By: Shamus Hill

Returning to the Graduation Music site today with his first release of 2019 is Millyz. The Cambridge-rapper is one of the more reputable in the state, and “The Prom” is yet another shining example of just how talented he is. With Blanco 2 currently in the works, Millyz is hopping into his bag, gearing up to make his next album his most prominent collection of music to-date.

“The Prom” simply serves a reminder of how Millyz has been living as of late. He’s gaining notoriety across the world, and the more he grows, the more he brings Massachusetts with him. He’s quickly become a spokesperson for the blossoming music scene within the state, so it’ll be interesting to see how he moves throughout the year. Prepare yourself for the release of Millyz’s upcoming project, and dedicate a few moments to hear his first song since “Strawberry Goya”.

Listen to “The Prom” below:

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Millyz – “Strawberry Goya”

By: Seamus Fay

2018 has been a monumental year in the career of Cambridge native, Millyz. From flamethrowing verses and freestyles to movie-like visuals, he’s been outworking everybody in his way for the past 12 months, and now, as the year starts to come to its end, Millyz is making sure he delivers his final blows. Today, he’s back on Graduation Music with a brand new music video for the hard-nosed offering “Strawberry Goya”.

Playing upon one of his main strengths, this set of visuals translates Millyz’ unrivaled storytelling capabilities onto the screen without losing any soul in the process. “Strawberry Goya” tells it like it is, and scene by scene, the video follows, telling the story of a man more determined than ever to find his way in the world, against all odds.

Also notable, this release was premiered on WorldStarHipHop’s YouTube channel — a place where the stakes are high and people are more than ready to criticize. However, reading through the comments, Millyz has gained the respect and approval of such a tough audience to please with pure talent and heart. I guess that’s the Cambridge way.

Watch “Strawberry Goya” at the link provided below!

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Millyz – “Strawberry Goya”

By: Seamus Fay

When Massachusetts rap comes to mind, one of the first names that should stick out is Millyz – a Cambridge-hailing talent who, through the power of dense lyricism and an uncompromising sound, is currently working his way to the top, one song after another. The last time that Millyz made his way to the Graduation Music pages was with the powerful offering, “Strong”, alongside Big Leano, and while we’ve had this one repeat since its release, Millyz is here to bring in the new and keep our heads turned with a brand new heater by the name of “Strawberry Goya”.

Previewed on social media a few weeks back, the anticipation for this one has been quite apparent. Its release marks a huge push for Millyz, as this song should tell you above all things that he’s ready to take the top — and notably so, no one can get in the way of that. “Strawberry Goya” provides an absolute monster of a beat for Millyz to snap over, and by exploring his full arsenal of flows and intricate wordplay, MA’s own is able to push his artistry and place “Strawberry Goya” on the mantle as one of his finest works of music to date.

Millyz has been putting in countless hours at the studio, and this song is a fruit of such intense labor. Be sure to show some love and check it out at the link provided below!

Leano – “Strong” ft. Millyz [Prod. Tee-WaTT]

By: Seamus Fay

When it comes to the rap community in Massachusetts, few names hold more weight than those of Leano and Millyz. Each of the two rising stars have built up comprehensive catalogs of hustle-minded music, and today, in a Jordan-Pippen fashion, they join forces for a hard-hitting new track entitled “Strong”. And just like that, an anthem is made. Whether you’re sitting behind a desk or hustling on the street, the pursuit of the bag is one that both Millyz and Leano both know something about, and they’re sure to make this apparent in “Strong”, dropping off ample wisdom about putting in work and getting to the bag at all costs.

That said, as if putting Leano and Millyz on the same song wasn’t enough, “Strong” also calls on Tee-WaTT to handle the production side of things. Per usual, Tee snapped, and the result is a futuristic, sparkling instrumental that perfectly reflects the underlying aggression of the song. Over this impenetrable sonic background, the verses on this one are some of the finest we’ve heard from either rapper to date. The lyrics tell stories and paint pictures of collecting benjamins, seemingly teaching a class in the art of hustling with two renowned professors leading the way. That said, this collaboration gives listeners everything they expect and more, so make sure you don’t sleep.

Show some love and listen to “Strong” in all of its hard-nosed glory at the link provided below:

Millyz & Statik Selektah – ‘Saints & Sinners’ [Album]

By: Seamus Fay

Watching the rise of Millyz, although still a story in progress, has been a privilege and an inspiration from the very start. The Cambridge always does right his by city, never fails to turn some heads with his versatile supply of flows and cadences, and above all, never compromises the quality or personality of his art. Add all this together, and you have the kind of artist that doesn’t come around too often. Proving his status as an absolute gem, Millyz is back on our pages today with a momentous release in the form of a brand new album entitled Saints & Sinners alongside none other than Boston legend, Statik Selektah.

As Millyz notes in the opening seconds of the album, “I used to want a beat from Statik, now I got an album with him.” This is a moment of undeniable growth for Cambridge’s own, and over the course of 10 songs, he shows us exactly how and why he’s made it to this point of success. Backed by the fitting sonic atmosphere of soulful, sample-heavy production and banging beats one after another, Saints & Sinners is the kind of album that demands to be kept on repeat for hours on end. Both Millyz and Selektah absolutely snapped in their respective roles, and the result is an unbelievable body of work that will undoubtedly withstand the test of time.

Quite frankly, I could talk about this album all day long, but I’ll let you enjoy Saints & Sinners in all of its passionate, honest glory at the link below. This one is going to go down in Boston history.

Millyz X Statik Selektah – “Let It Go” ft. Jadakiss

By: Seamus Fay

Millyz, by way of purely honest lyricism and tightly-wound flows, has not only garnered the respect of the younger generation of Boston artists on the rise, but also some of the older legends such as the ever-venerable Statik Selektah. That is, not to mention legends from far beyond Boston such as Jadakiss. Today, in a special treat of a song, we get to hear all three of these stars come together in the must-listen single, “Let It Go”.

Pointing to the electrifying presence of soulful production, this song immediately marks itself as a moment of great pride for the Cambridge native. Millyz has been working his ass off with numerous stellar releases just from this year, and watching him bar out over Statik production alongside one of the best MCs in the world is nothing short of special. That said, the song really speaks for itself, in this case, so be sure to listen below and show some love to Boston’s own:

KMerc ’57 Columbia’ (Album Review)

By: Shamus Hill 

Cambridge, MA continues to prove to the world that it’s a hotspot for music. From the likes of Connis and Rothstein all the way to Millyz, Cambridge has shown that it possesses a variety of high-caliber artists. Recently, I was hipped to another young talent from the area, KMerc, whose 57 Columbia project dropped last week. It isn’t every day where you discover a new artist with an exceptional debut album, however, that’s the position we find ourselves in today with this ambitious young act.

Upon first listen to 57 Columbia, it’s easy to note the dominant presence which KMerc exhibits over each instrumental. Entirely produced by HD, the pair possesses an exuberant ability to work well with one another. The beats are tailored perfectly towards KMerc’s saucy, emotion-filled sound, which assists in making the project both thorough and cohesive.

Listening through this album, you’ll stumble upon an array of noteworthy tracks. The intro, titled “Intro (Favors)”, is one of those noteworthy songs that deserves mentioning. KMerc comes at you right away with his high-energy vocals, establishing the feel for the remainder of the project. Speaking on not owing anyone any favors and how he’ll achieve his goals on his own if need be, KMerc quickly begins to showcase his high level of talent. “Quicksand”, which features Kye Bills, is the second song on the album, and it’s here where the duo communicate how they won’t be “sinking” anytime soon. Overall, I’m a really big fan of how this track, in particular, was put together, but the continuous Patriots references throughout were what really made me throw this song on repeat.

“Real You” which features AC Gotti and Kye Bills, was an additional favorite of mine. The trio brings some real dancehall vibes into the mix with this record, and I’m 100% here for it. Helping to diversify KMerc’s sound, “Real You” is a shining example of how versatile he really is. “With You” is the second to last song on the project, and it’s here where KMerc offers an emotional, appreciative display towards the girl he loves. An ode to how much more pleasant life is when she’s around, KMerc exhibits the respectable ability to insert truth and feeling into the music he creates. Assisting in bringing this undivided offering to a close, 57 Columbia proves to be an album worth listening to.

I’m beyond excited to see what’s next to come from Cambridge’s newest sensation. He has a large appetite for success, and as his music states, he won’t be letting up whatsoever until he achieves his goals. Keep KMerc on your radar.

Listen to KMerc’s debut album 57 Columbia below:

Millyz – “S.P.E.D. School” [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

It can’t be emphasized enough that Cambridge native Millyz has been on an unbelievable run throughout the past year or so. His most recent mixtape, Blanco, was well-received by fans and critics alike across the city and beyond, and even before that, his project, Sped Two: The Sequel, let fans know that Millyz isn’t here to play, but instead, to win. Few artists have mastered the skill of translating pain into art in such an advanced, seamless way as this rising star has, and as if he didn’t already have enough proof of this as it is, Millyz is back on our pages today to take this skill to brand new heights with the Boy Vano-directed music video for Sped Two: The Sequel standout, “Sped School”.

But the term “music video” applies very loosely to this work of art – I’d say “movie” fits the bill more accurately. Taking inspiration directly from the tough upbringing that Millyz was raised through, his newest visuals follow the life of an outsider, of someone who wasn’t given the chance to shine, of someone who was counted out, or, in other words, a “sped”, as deemed by the song. Scenes of a bus crash and harsh surroundings bring forth a theme of ominous isolation, and without giving too much away, let’s just say that a star was born in the midst of all of this. Millyz is speaking for those who don’t have a voice in the music video for “S.P.E.D. School”, and no one can take that away from him.

This release is simply on another level in every facet of its artistry, and I truly feel as though it’s better to stop here and let the art speak for itself than to try to describe what Millyz just brought to the table. Click play on the new music video below and prepare to be blown away:

Millyz – ‘Blanco’ [Mixtape]

By: Seamus Fay

When it comes to lyrical prowess, not many artists can hold a light to Cambridge native Millyz and his inimitable style of storytelling and honest accounts of life in its raw state. That being said, this rising star’s stocks have been rising uncontrollably in recent times, and today, he’s here to bless us with a brand new project entitled Blanco that will only keep the success rolling in as he continues on his inevitable rise to the top. 10 tracks long, this isn’t the one to sleep on, so pay attention as we delve further into the tape.

Featuring production credits from HumBeats, Money Montage, Solow, and more, as well as features from Nino Man, Avenue, Smoke DZA, and Nevasoba, this star-studded offering groups together just the right artists to complement Millyz’ style wonderfully. Every song holds incredible strength on its own, and fueled by the events and characteristics that make the Cambridge native the man he is today, the authenticity is on full display with this mixtape. I could continue to go on, but the truth is, you need to hear it for yourself to get the full effect and truly understand the promise that Millyz possesses as an artist.

Listen to Blanco at the link below:

Millyz – “No Time 4 U” ft. Nino Man [Music Video]

By: Seamus Fay

Led by his inimitable charisma and ruthless lyricism, Millyz has established as one of Boston’s most exciting artists to watch. Even so, ever since we first started covering him here on Graduation Music, I must say that Millyz has only improved and polished his artistry since then. His relentless work ethic has continued to watch the stocks rise, and today, the rising star is back on our pages to continue this trend with his @jfilmshd-directed visuals for “No Time 4 U”.

Ever since I first heard the song, “No Time 4 U” has been one of my favorite releases from the Cambridge native, as it so vividly details his hustles toward the top as well as the road that it took to get here. Among other things, this track also reminds us that Millyz is truly rapping his ass off every time he touches the mic – a skill that no matter how many times we hear it, should never be underappreciated. Complementing this sound, the chilling visual companion for the song takes fans through a day in the life for Millyz and Nino Man, watching them conduct business and hit the studio without any distractions.

Be sure to watch the music video for “No Time 4 U” below and additionally, peep the tracklist and artwork for Millyz forthcoming mixtape, Blanco, below that!

 

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Watch Millyz Freestyle On Sway In The Morning

By: Seamus Fay

When exploring the deep catalog of hits that Millyz has offered us in the past, one main aspect of his style most certainly stands out: lyricism. This Cambridge artist first showed his musical prowess by way of his exceptional freestyling skills, and now that we have seen the damage that he can do on the mic, it has become clear that Millyz is one of Boston’s most promising wordsmiths. Today, this skill is pushed to the next level with his latest freestyle on the esteemed radio show, ‘Sway In The Morning’.

For years now, this platform has been a goal for nearly every rapper, and to see Millyz hop on the air and genuinely murder it is an inspirational feat for Boston. Be sure to show some love to Cambridge’s own by watching the video below and leaving a like and/or a comment.

Millyz – “No Time 4 U” ft. Nino Man

By: Seamus Fay

After starting 2018 off on the right note with new visuals for his hard-hitting track, “Kung Fu”, Cambridge native Millyz was sure to go right back to the studio to plot on the rest of his year. Today, he emerges from the shadows, hitting our pages once again with a new single titled “No Time 4 U”. And trust me – alongside a dope guest spot from Nino Man and sleek production from Kin Rich, this track is already sounding like something special, destined to push Millyz to the next level.

In order to unwrap this one correctly, it’s most important to start off with the premise that it brings to the table. This rising talent saw abundant success in 2017, and now that we close the first month of the new year and continue on, he’s ready to look back at the changes he made last year in pursuit of the top. “No Time 4 U” details these adjustments with a sharp pen, explaining to listeners the winning attitude that Millyz must have in order to cut off the extra weight and focus on the people around him that want to see him succeed.

Now that you understand the subject matter, the unforgiving, confrontational sound of the beat fits perfectly. It’s a tunnel-visioned track, and as such, requires a tunnel-visioned instrumental to match. From there, the Cambridge native’s aggressive flows and rapidly-moving wordplay fit the bill with seamless chemistry, leaving room for Nino Man to come in and absolutely kill it with the same ambition. Add all these elements together and you get a potential hit song that will undoubtedly do numbers as time goes on. With that being said, listen to “No Time 4 U” below and be sure to use it as the anthem for getting to the bag in 2018.