London based hip-hop icon Milli Jean dreams of rocking a sold out show at the 02 Arena and if his debut single ‘Different’ is anything to go by – his dream could become a reality soon. Receiving over 100,000 views on YouTube alone in one week, ‘Different’ is certainly turning heads within the drill, grime and hip-hop industry. Released via Babygrande Records on August 20th, the impressive debut hears Milli Jean use complex rhyme patterns and drill inspired instrumentation to put his name on the map. Currently working on his next release with worldwide known producer M1, Milli Jean is certainly on the path to becoming a star.
What made you want to get into music?
I got into music by seeing people around me become rich and famous, like J Hus and Russ.
What come first lyrics or music?
Music comes first, then lyrics
What was the last track you played on Spotify?
The last song I played was J Hus’ “Bouff Daddy”
What would be on your rider?
Milli Jean: The New Rock n’ Roll
If you could collaborate with any band / person / producer who would it be?
My dream producer collaboration is Teddy Riley
If you could open for any band / act / solo artist who would it be?
I would like to open up for Fivio Foreign
What’s in store for you when all this is over?
I want to go into acting when my music career is done
How are you coping with lockdown?
Lockdown helped me decide if I wanted to take music seriously or not
What’s the scene like where you are from?
Where I’m from the UK drill scene is popping. The UK scene has been revived by UK drill.
Talk us through the new track / video
The song “Different” is meant to show that my drill music is different from other drill music.