Before rap came along, Millyz was a singer in his
class chorus. “I just wanted to be a singer,” he says, sipping Hennessy
at Riverside Pizza in Cambridge, “but I would always try to memorize
what rappers said, so I could say it with them when I listened.” Growing
up near Central Square, “with all the bums and crackheads and crazies,”
Millyz was a white minority. “There’s nowhere that’s as culturally
versatile as Cambridge,” he points out, gesturing to the bar’s
clientele, which is almost entirely black and Hispanic. “Growing up
here, you see there are people that sell drugs and shoot guns and there
are good kids. You could just choose.” Read More . . .
DOWNLOAD: Millyz, "That's My Life" (mp3)
Photos, Video, Mp3s: Boston Rap's Class of 2010. By Erin Baldassari.