This week’s featured artist, Millie Banz, represents both New Rochelle and the Bronx. He’s very active in his music, there’s nothing that doesn’t pass his through his hands first. A great and effective mentality for him to have and hopefully he’ll keep at time goes one.
For those who have been following Voiceless Music and I, you may recognize Millie from his appearances on Voiceless Music Radio and Unified Live showcase back in January. It definitely didn’t take long for him to prove that wasn’t the last we’d hear. He soon after dropped his freestyle “Bankrolls,” which out of all the tracks I’ve listened to on his Soundcloud, makes my top 3.
This rapper claims that he pulls his inspirations from artists like Lauryn Hill and J Cole which is sort of a duh moment if you listen to “Bankroll,” “Real One,” and another recent track “Method to Creepin'” but (and you can debate me on this) I do hear a little bit of early Kanye West and some Kendrick Lamar. Not necessarily for his swag or verbiage (though that is also debatable) but for the matter of fact way he delivers his lines. Again, you can debate me on it, and I know it’s a bit of a stretch but that’s what I’m hearing.
One more comparison before I delve further. I’m sure he’s heard this before but it can be argued that he pulls from Drake, the number one “singing n**a” in the game and Millie’s songs are a bit sing songy.
Now onto the track.
“Bankrolls” is a catchy song, no doubt about that. His, for lack of a better term, punches are solid. You get a taste of something relatable when he mentions his DM and his how he was told not to chase women since all the real want is the money and then get a side of the media depicted rap or music scene when he drops the line about sipping on lean and bumping to Future.
It’s a great song that can possibly push club music into a different direction and its short enough that it leaves you wanting more. But the reason why this isn’t my top song for him because it lacks the poetic feel you get from “Real One.” Before I of further, “Real One” is not poetic because of the beat but listen to how he describes his story, there’s more to that freestyle that I wish he brought into “BankRolls.”
Also, in the first 25-30 seconds of “BankRolls”, I feel that he could’ve been stronger. In my opinion, overall, Millie’s introductions could be a bit heavy. Right now, he sort of creeps or tip toes his way into your speaker and I love to see him sort of walk in and slam the door so we know he’s here. You catch the metaphor or bad comparison? For example, when he starts off at 4-5 seconds he drops off his name and gives a quick spit. It wasn’t loud enough for me. Not loud in the sense that he has to scream or yell like some rappers, but he could use better verbiage and play with different mixes of his beats to have a harder hitting verse. The chill flow, however, works for him.
Give “Bankrolls” a listen for yourself, below and catch Millie on the links below to tell him what you think.
Facebook: Millie Banz
Youtube: Millie Banz
Soundcloud: Millie Banz