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.