Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Millyz:Sped The Sequel Listening Session

 

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As anticipation mounts for Millyz’s sequel project, the Greater Boston artist co-hosted an intimate listening party with Jadakiss; who broke news that he was a silent partner behind Millyz. Together —Millyz, Set Free, and Jadakiss filled Engine Room (a NYC based studio that has held listening parties for 50 Cent, Joey Badass, Trey Songz and more) with notable industry personalities with the power to move the cultural needle.

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The likes of DJ Enuff, Combat Jack, and Statik Selektah were in attendance to lend the Sped 2 project it’s first ears.

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But before the new music would be introduced, a montage of Millyz’s previous tracks and radio freestyles –like the Funk Flex episode, primed the audience.

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Once it was finally time to hear Sped 2: The Sequel, it was evident that Millyz’s range of sound had broadened. His conscious effort to grow sonically was evident, as the project displayed a variation of tempo and energy.

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An early favorite, “Kung Fu” energized the audience while tracks like “Back to the Money,” featuring Jadakiss was a more reflective tone.

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On “Gotham” featuring CJ Fly, Millyz effortlessly rides a jazzy beat delving into the struggles society today has with the status a superficial image can portray.

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“Superficial girl with me, cheating on her man/Going ape in the whip ’cause my hoody from Japan/God damn it’s a damn shame/standing on the couches spilling champagne/with money that you should’ve invested/tryna lease a rari when you good in a Lexus.”

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It’s tracks like this that leaves evidence that Millyz has discovered his sound. A sweet spot between street and poetry, Sped 2 is a story; a homage paid to the neglected; whose hands were forced to play the fast life.

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Millyz champions his “SPED” brand, often speaking on the disservice and failures of the public education system. He plans to use the brand to bring awareness and help to those unjustly singled-out and mislabeled.

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Millyz is set to host a hometown listening party in Boston before his sold out show at Brighton Music Hall with Dave East.

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Sped 2: The Sequel will be released on 09/19/17, but can be preordered now on iTunes.

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Story By Alec Tavares

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