Born in Pittsburgh but by way of Miami, the young musician rapper Maylon Millions will soon hail the throne. In 2020, he saw viral triumph with the release of “Meet Me” captivating visual effort that instantly grabs the eye. The video amassed over a million views via SoundCloud only months after its release in January. Since then, it’s only been up for the young emcee.
Fast forward to today, Maylon is only miles from superstardom. With the release of his breakout record, “Meet Me” 2020 turned out to be Maylon’s greatest year thus far. The standout cut garnered over 1 million views and serves as a preview of his label debut. In our recent interview, we sat down with Maylon Millions to talk about experiencing stardom in school, singing to Interscope Records, and his collaborative effort with Lil Poppa amongst a range of other topics.
Walk me through your childhood, what was it like growing up in Pittsburgh and how did that sort-of make you who you are today?
It was pretty rough, but for me growing up there, it was average. It wasn’t bad for even though we were poor, my mom always kept me fly. As a kid, I was kind of spoiled so there weren’t too many bad things. I’d just say I had a regular childhood, I always went to school.
As far as music goes, how did you gravitate to that scene?
At the time, all the music on the radio, I actually thought about remixing that shit. This is when A$AP Rocky had “Fucking Problems” out with 2 Chainz, Drake, and Kendrick. I remember hearing Rocky and Kendrick’s part like “damn, they going off.” After that, that’s when I first started writing my first verses. It’s been my hobby since then.
You saw viral success from the release of “Meet Me” how did you react to attention and what in particular changed for you?
We was just fucking around, but once that shit started going, it was like ain’t no way we up. It wasn’t something I went crazy over right away. That’s how it came about, it was my first million views in like a month or so. I was still chill, like “let’s get some more” type shit.
A lot of talk has been made with the explosion of trap about a rapper’s ability to flow on the beat being more important than lyrical content, and not many people swag out over an instrumental better than Maylon Millions. His new track “Love Me For Me” shows off this ability perfectly, switching flows and cadences with ease, not to mention his ability to switch pitch and inflections to match the hard hitting percussion provided by Erik Boci. This track was super enjoyable and I can’t wait to continue watching Maylon Millions develop as a rapper. He has gained over 200 thousand followers on all of his platforms combined and he is looking to take over the music industry.