Hailing from North West Birmingham, M1llionz is a young talent forging an innovative, new sound within the growing UK drill scene.
With Drill music quickly blossoming into one of the most exciting genres in the country and across the world, M1llionz provides a versatile and diverse mix of the sound, merged with influences from his Caribbean roots. The young rapper’s signature tongue-twisting flow and lyricism has caught the attention of listeners across the UK.
Having only released his debut track “North West” in November last year, M1llionz has continued to build a steady stream of singles in 2020. Favourites include “HDC”, “B1llionz” and “Lagga” which are supported by equally exciting and successful music videos. There is a real sense of exploration and freedom within his music. His vision for artistry seems to extend beyond just a single art form.
M1llionz is offering something that feels different amongst the landscape of music from the past year. His refreshing stance on the drill sound puts the rapper in good stead to remain as an artist at the forefront of this rapidly growing genre.
Despite his rap career still being in its infancy, M1llionz comes with an authenticity and modesty that is sure to keep him as one of the leading rappers representing the sound of the youth today.
Guest editor for Notion 88 print, Tiffany Calver, picks M1llionz as one to watch for next year. Read their interview below!
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I check my missed calls.
Tell us your first musical memory…
I think it was playing steel pans in school.
A song that sums up your life so far?
‘HDC’ / ‘Lagga’.
If you were Prime Minister for the day – what would you do?
I would decrease the tax % for a start.
What’s your biggest learn from 2020?
You have to work hard and save for a rainy day as you really don’t know what’s round the corner.
You’re stranded on a remote island – you can only have five items. What are they?
Phone, water purifier, lighter, hunting knife, Wray and Nephew.
- Jumper OFF-WHITE
Describe yourself using one of your own lyrics…
How did your parents react when you started making music?
Mom didn’t like what I was saying at first…
You can only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What is it?
Chicken and rice.
What has been the defining moment of your life so far?
I had a meet and greet in Kenya. It was mad. It made me realise just how far my music has travelled.
Which song of yours do you think could have gone #1?
What’s your hidden talent?
If you weren’t making music – what would you be doing?
Cats or dogs?
If you woke up to 1 million pounds in your bank account – what is the first thing you would do?
Buy all my families houses.
If you could win any award what would it be?
It would have to be a Ballon d’Or.
Tell us a quote or saying that you would pass on to your fans?
Life is what you make it.
Which of your songs means most to you and why?
‘HDC’… I like how I explained what I was rapping about.
If you could be remembered for one thing what would it be?