New York Rapper Mims Signs Deal with Capitol Records

mims.jpgMims, A native of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood and the voice behind the breakout single “This Is Why I’m Hot,” has reportedly inked a deal with Capitol Records. Since the rapper released the track independently earlier this year, it has taken on a life of its own, garnering 1,000 radio spins per week and attracting the attention of several major labels. Reggae legend Junior Reid, who appears on The Game’s hit single “One Blood,” and fellow dancehall artist Cham, make appearances on the remix to “This Is Why I’m Hot.” Mims is currently working on his debut album Music Is My Savior, which is due out in early 2007.

  • Therapist

    first

  • mickjaggr

    shit they even made a mixtape series after the song

  • DurtySouffRepesenna!!!

    Another borin ass eastcoast rappa wit them classical beats and borin ass samples fuck this shit whea my nugga lil scrapy at? he’ll kill this nigga main!!!
    a-town up da rest dooown!!!

  • mr agee

    That’s a good look for him. I hope he takes his advance and flips it cause look bwhat happened to chingy.

  • screw music nigga

    i thought he already had a deal. good look

  • ~:~FUCK~WACKWALL~U~CAN~LICK~DEEZ~BROWNBALLZ

    IM GAY AND I LOVE 50 CENTS BIG STEROID DICK!!!
    GGGG-UNOT
    BWS4LIFE
    NORTHSIDE RIDA,,,
    IM A CHANGED MAN

  • ~:~FUCK~WACKWALL~U~CAN~LICK~DEEZ~BROWNBALLZ

    IM GAY AND I LOVE 50 CENTS BIG STEROID DICK!!!
    GGGG-UNOT
    BWS4LIFE
    NORTHSIDE RIDA,,,
    IM A CHANGED MAN

  • http://myspace.com/getthebloodmoney Will

    man i like the beat and the verses are iight but i cant stand the hook how he sound like pitbull

  • GH STYLEZ

    THE DUDE FROM THE CHOCLAIR JOINT?
    WOW!

  • http://rickyinfresnoaol.com Surge

    dude is wack on the verses but that chorus gets stuck in my muthafuckin head This is Why Im Hot, This is why im hot, that track is cool just cuz the hook

  • jon

    put your hat on correct fool

  • ton

    who is this dude??

  • GA SLIM

    Who is MIMs

  • FRANK

    never heard of him or that track…i’m off to limewire.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment — check me out, lemme know whut yall think!!!

  • Mr Entrepreneur

    MIMS IS TAKING OVER 07
    THAT’S A FACT……….

  • T-Boye,Boy!!

    Capitol’s rap dept. deserves a applause for this one

  • josh

    first off wot the fuk is up wiv his name.i havent herd his trak so i aint hatin but MIMS. if rappers runnin out of names now imagine what it’ll b like in 100 years. “new rapper vagi-clean has released new album entitled wipe front to back”

  • New York Nigga

    u niggaz hav ur head stuck up ya ass if u dont kno who Mims iz. i tell u southern reign iz ova NT iz back new york iz rulin tha charts

    Jim Jones- We Fly High
    Mims This is why am hot
    Fat Joe Make It Rain
    Jay-Z Show Me What U Got

    THEN NAS COMES THEN 50 ITS OVA NY IZ BAC

  • Ocho Cinco

    New York nigga them 4 songs u listed all biting our southern SWAG get cha shit 2gether. But congrats to tha cat though get money.

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx DA INSIDER

    MIMS, JIBBS…THESE NIGGAS ARE ALL CLONES OF CHINGY/J-KWON KNOCK-OFFS.

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx IDER

    Hat tilted to da side…Yeah, now that’s Gangsta.

  • http://www.dmcworld.com/technics2004/video/2004dj1-100k.wvx chellie

    Dawg, this dude is soooooooooo plain and boring – ie. safe.

  • rob

    why can’t any of these rappers wear a hat correctly? i guess new era’s don’t come with instructions.

  • LOU GUSTO

    One hit or miss depending how u look at it he wont be around long please believe
    no hatin just real talk

  • New York Nigga

    no nigga iz bittin south SWAG SOuth haz no swag u BORROWED IT FROM US

  • Stax On Deck

    Nigga Kill YourSelf. Listen 2 Fat Joe Ass Sound Like Ricky Ross. No One Can Do It Better Than US. The Trillest Niggaz Come From The South. NEW YORK IZ DEAD

  • Should B Blown

    Damn everybody has a deal. I can rap too.

    Look at my necklace, look at my crotch.
    Everything is big just like on Bay Watch.
    wEAR SUITS EVERY DAY LIKE IT’S fukin EASTER. I love it when the kids call me mister.
    So connected, I should be a teamster. What I did to your girl mouth, ya shouldn’t kiss her.
    So fuckin fly, chicks think i’m Bi.
    Me gay?, what I look like.
    Ya better make sure your crack is cooked right. Cuz you must be smoking, or looking for a good fight. I”’ knock some pussy out, then tuck my dick in good night.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    JUST KIDDING.

    Good luck yOung rapper.
    Big up to Full E.

  • http://www.myspace.com/ronnie lil ron

    na this is the first new york rapper i like yo. fat joe and all them fuckin suck dick man. joe tries to sound like rick ross. 50 is strate tho. thats bout it, im not tryin to hate either i just dont like the style up north. ima atl boy

  • >>>>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    new york aint dead………..hip hop is on life support…the south is killing hip hop alone……the record companies want the ignorant ass south 2 stay on top…they dont want the youth 2 learn…they want ya 2 stay dumb and keep snapping ur fingers without thinking at all……thats how they’ll win….1

  • LOU GUSTO

    N.Y aint dead Black Republicans brang it back

  • Dj Skeet

    Man fuck NY and the South… Montana up in this bitch… 2007 we taking over, check out the new tracks from our hot rapper MC douche ‘zip it in and zip it out’ and my very own banger Dj Skeet’s ‘fantasy ride’ feat. Michael Derbalerps

    MONTANA CARTEL UP IN THIS MUTHAFUCKA!
    WE GON’ RULE HIP HOP U LIMPDICK BITCHEZ!

  • MIMS SUCKS

    This nigga is wack! i just heard his shit…! p.s you look stupid with your hat like that..!

  • Nigga

    Stax on deck is a true coward saying that shit over the Internet. He should go anywhere in the 5 boroughs and try to repeat his fake comment, what a true fukin pussy. I Guarantee a Bitch from New York could fuck this Idiot piece of shit up.

  • Nigga

    Durtysoufrepresenna must be some dirty uneducated fuck that would never ever dream about leavin the block that he from, hes all about the atown, if he had any intelligence he would diverse himself & want to atleast check out other parts of the world,music & other cultures & styles of rap & hip hop. Instead hes already decided that hes only about one thing & that is about starting to dig himself a grave right there in the atown where he will probably be killed sometime in the next year or so. Goodluck fuck face

  • mikal

    new york aint dead motherfucker its because all the south is attract the fans out there with fake ass hip-hop NY is the fucken home of this rap shit STAX ON DECK

  • 11kap

    Mims gotta be good if he is getting 100 record spins per week………..waiting to hear from him. Nyc in the building.

  • 11kap

    i meant 1000….

  • Piru love..

    ” A-Town Up, THE REST DOWN!! ” Brotha Wtf?. Honestly dawg, A-town Is cool and all that, But it’s overrated. The south Is overrated. The west is back. I dont even live in america, But The westcoast is back..

  • nychicano

    lmao monatana taking ova?ny is back motherfuckers.fuck the south fucking fake gay shit.i know u see it lmao your best rapper is t.i. and his album was equivalent 2 dog shit

  • http://www.myspace.com/fullmetallyricist FML

    there is some good dirty south but… honestly most of that shit i really dont care for. even on the walk it out remix it seems that andre’s dissin the rest of the muthafuckers on the track. anyways… im going to check out MIMS and hope he has some shit to offer. like lupe. dat album is one of the sickest to come out this year. also the roots. it aint where you from, its why you spit. check my shit out too. http://www.myspace.com/fullmetallyricist

  • Sway

    should we even care

  • MIMS SUCKS

    PHX 602 IN DA BUILDING!

  • PITPAT

    damn i just downloaded the song the beat & everything is fuckin WOAH…

  • TYDIED

    MIMS is wack.. And the single is gimmicky as fck

  • bishop

    Yo what’s up son keep doing you son.

  • redhanded

    I-95 85 77 bring’n back a mack 11 coke in the microwave watch it microwave popcorn pop that crack poppity crack poppity crack pop pop pop pop a yo this nig’ born and raised tri state but been down south last 5 yr. its crack’n down here fam but aint nowhere like ny and im from ct dont even fuck wit ny cats

  • da hitman

    i’m frm da south n crunk music is da shit, but dis “this is why I’m hot” track is da sickest shit I ever heard. Da shit is seizure and i love dat shit, sickest nigga frm da NY, dats how I C it, fuck Dipset except Juelz and evrybody else but da legends(Jay, Busta, and Nas)!!!!!!!!!

  • Puncha bitch

    Yall New York cats kill me, because when a Nigga from New York tries to bring yall mothafuckaz back. Yall hate on yall on home town rappers. That’s some stupid ass, bitch ass type of shit. And yall will never reach the top keepin that shit up. rEAL tALK. SO, FUCK YOU IF YOU DON’T LIKE THIS COMMENT, BUT YOU KNOW IT’S THE TRUTH NIGGA. KEEP DOIN YA THANG MIMS, WHAT UP TO DIP SET BY THE WAY.

  • BigD

    Man New York rap is fuckin gay!! And you know why?? Cause motherfuckers cant relate to New York bullshit! Dirty South spits shit that we live!! Fuck NY!! Only one that has any heat is 50 rest of them bitch ass niggas just spitting bullshit… Son!!! Lmao gay ass shit! Memphis TenN A Town DowN!!

  • MIMSCAMP

    YA’LL SOME HATIN’ ASS NIGGAZ UP IN HEA! WOW! DIS NIGGA MIMS WORK HARD 4 HIS SHIT AND HE 2.5 MILLION RICHER THAN ALL U FUCKS….YA’LL KNOW YA LIKE THA SONG SO WHY FRONT LIKE U DONT? DIS NIGGA MIMS REPPIN’ NY 2 DA FULLEST, AINT NO SOUTH BITER. U JUSS MAD CUZ U AINT GOTTA GOOD DEAL, LIKE PAPOOSE…HAHA

  • Chise

    MIMS spits a dummied down verse on the original track since it’s a club song… on the remix that nigga shows skills.. NY is losin the rap game, and i think it’s becuz in the south we show our artists love.. we don’t beef, we don’t bootleg, it’s love. I’m a florida bred nigga and I think T.I, Weezy, Andre 3000 are the only legitimate candidates out the south… but there’s a diffrence between hip hop and rap, most people don’t even know that so they say HIP HOP IS DEAD, because of southern rap. They’re 2 different things… change happens, people adjust.

  • William Haze

    thats my nigga since highschool, believe me yall in for a treat for real, whoever thought new york aint got it nomore guess again and for those who wanna know wasup wit his name thats his last name , my nigga Shawn MIMS bout to drop the heat on yall

  • on mah poobs shit

    who tha fucc is that nigga mims ait eva herd o nigga like that fuk tha south y.o stand up b.k stand up ny stand up bigs to mah nigga styles makin that shit hot up noth fuc yall south nigas yall just need to quit but imma chek out that mimn i ait hatin much love

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  • EzE-C

    fuck all u niggas dat like mims. this nigga iz wack he was supose 2 killa y im hot but tha only thing that was hot was tha beat

  • ?cLuE

    The south is aight i like sum dudes, niggaz who b spittin sum real shit that every REAL hood nigga cud relate 2, ya feel me. But i b hatin those dance songs, makin dances n shit. LEAVE THAT SHIT IN THE CLUB. that crunk shit is hot, but in the club ya feel me, sam shit wit the snap. Y ya dudez hatin on New York. If it wasn’t for New York, ya south niggaz wud’ve been listenin 2 sum KKK country musik or sumthin. Hip Hop ain’t dead, but Rap is becumin dead. If ya niggaz kno anythin bout Hip Hop, ya kno its a culture, consistin of Rap, Graffiti, n Break Dancin. I say its becumin dead, not becuz of the SOUTH, but becuz of jus rappers in general rapp;in bout clothes,hoes,n money. Only a few rappers still talkin sum Tupac shit. Nas doin it big,Busta still got a lil,Jay-Z (the old shit like reasonable doubt,Black Album,etc)
    The first 50 album, The Game (I’m from New York, so ya niggaz think imma like 50 only, but i’m not gunna front Game is hot, he alone brought the West bak into the scene. But goin 2 MIMS, he aight. 1-10 that song was a 7, jus cuz he rappin bout all coasts. But he need 2 return wit anotha single, cuz the buzz dyin down bout him. N 2 the Montana nigga, R U CRAZY. A canadian rapper proly betta than U! 100 percent of niggaz neva herd of a Montana rapper

  • newb’sfinest

    yo this is to all those dumb ass niggas who don’t no shit about rap or hip hop lets get one thing straight NY has been back and the only time it fell off was the NWA era whats that like 93 to 97 if that biggy brought NY back the dirty has only hit international radio like what 3 years ago ya’ll dirty south niggas is commercial all dirty spit about is dancing snap ur fingas lean wit it yeah dirty got some club bangers but NY got bangers too plus under ground NY is king of the underground and king of mixtapes NY got gunit,papoose,d-block,dipset,busta,jay c’mon now even lil’ scrappy rappin for g-unit ya’ll cats just listen i live it and love it and MIMS ain’t no chingy j-kwon fall off he’s nice with it if u actually listen to what he’s sayin u’ll understand MIMS is no joke he’ll be another one to use dirty south lyrics as toilet paper nigga get at me if u wanna battle this out i’ll make u look stupid NEW BEDFORD reppin the 508 all day

  • walkyns

    it looks like he sucks to me

  • VITO CORLEONE

    WHOEVER THIS “THE DURRTYSOUFFREPRESENTTA” IS…IS A FUCKING BAMA ASS IDIOT. BASICALLY BECAUSE HE SAYS LIL’ SCRAPPY IS DA BEST….PFFFF…THAT BAMA CAN’T RHYME MORE THAN 4 WORDS TOGETHER. GET URSELF TOGETHER BITCH.

  • DizzyBoyDizzy

    Look, i don’t care if this nigga is wack, straight, gay, vegetarian, its the PRODUCTION that made this track hot. all i want to know is: WHO KNOWS THE NAME OF TRACK THEY SAMPLED FOR THIS BEAT?? I’ve been looking for this song for Yeeaars, all i know is it was on the first house party and on mariahs glitter movie lol, but it was on none of the soundtracks cuz i think it has no lyrics…HELP A NIGGA OUT!!

  • Jay

    Stop Hatting ma nigga mims niggas better watch out washington heights is takin ova this rap shi aiight

  • pook

    yo this song iz tha shit when i first heard i had to download it good look my nigga

  • Big J

    http://www.murderdog.com/july_articles/saigon/saigon_interview.htm

    Ya’ll need to read this interview with Saigion from this website. This is da truth all in one interview. This is the future of New York.

  • foshizzles

    What the fuck happened to Master P? He needs to revive rap.

  • DaRealest

    why is da south always hatin? DurtySoufSUCKAHfRepesenna!!! stop acting like a biatch

  • Laydie Souljah

    I just have to say the record is tight. We need more rappers wit style && flow. (i.e. MIMS)

  • Laydie Souljah

    okay… why all y’all hatin on each otha?!?! everywun1 from that east to tha west, from tha midwest to tha dirty south got a tight ass sound. so why don’t you niggas jump off each others dicks && recognize that these niggas got more flow than you got. so stop hatin’ damn! && sowhat the nigga wear his hat to the side?!?! we all know that you bitches ain’t got nuttin else to do than rag on how a nigga dress. watch out… i see karma comin around.

  • ANONO

    YO SON, WHY ARE WE BITING SHIT FROM THE SOUTH? I AINT FEELING THIS MIMS NIGGA WITH THAT CARBON-COPY YUNG JOC SWAGGER HE GOT GOING ON YO!! WE REP THE STRUGGLE AND SURVIVAL MENTALITY, OR AT LEAST I THOUGHT WE DID. EVERYBODY COMING OUT WANNA BE PRETTY BOYS AND ACTING LIKE THEY ALREADY RICH…WHY???

    BASICALLY THAT MEANS AFTER YOUR 1ST BULLSHIT “ITS GOIN’ DOWN” CLONE SINGLE BLOWS UP, YOU DONT HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT. NO STREET STORIES AT ALL, JUST EXAGGERATION ON HOW YOU GON’ BUST YOUR GUNS, SELL SOME COKE, AND FUCK HOES. WE HEARD THIS OVER AND OVER ALREADY, LETS BRING IT BACK SON. BRING THAT REAL TALK, NOT SOME COMIC BOOK SHIT YOU AINT NEVER LIVED. NY STAND UP, CUZ RIGHT NOW THE SOUTH GOT US LOOKING MAD FUNNY RIGHT NOW. PEACE

  • ANONO

    MATTER OF FACT, HOMEY LOOK LIKE BEETLEJUICE WHEN HE WAS IN MARLON’S BRAIN IN SCARY MOVIE!!

  • ERI9ER

    # DurtySouffRepesenna!!! Says:
    November 30th, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    Another borin ass eastcoast rappa wit them classical beats and borin ass samples fuck this shit whea my nugga lil scrapy at? he’ll kill this nigga main!!!
    a-town up da rest dooown!!!

    Fuck outta here you silly hick! You may know about milking cows and farm life but you DONT know anthing outbout REAL hiphop!!!!!!! Stay in your lane hillbilly! Brooklyn niggas will murder you hicks all day!!!!!

  • Cuban Link

    DurtySouffRepesenna!!! Says:

    November 30th, 2006 at 9:56 pm
    Another borin ass eastcoast rappa wit them classical beats and borin ass samples fuck this shit whea my nugga lil scrapy at? he’ll kill this nigga main!!!
    a-town up da rest dooown!!!

    ^^^^son Mims swagger jacked the south sound on this track, and u saying it sucks.Wat does that tell u about southern hip hop.Fucking hicks

  • Bklyn Bitch

    Why are yall hatin for the ones that are hatin… If it were any of you, you would not be saying that shit. That shit is hot and thats why he’s hot… so shut the fuck up. The south is just mad because we are back baby… Keep doing what you do, Fuck these birds especially these dumb ass south bitches that have never left COBB, DEKALB,FULTON, GWINNET county and I know first had because I move to G.A years ago so I know there DUMB. Love you MIMS :)

  • NewYork@South

    First of all, New York is number one is the hip hop industry. New Yorkers need not to play into the fact that we might not be running the top ten of Hip Hop. So What! We New York!Can’t nobody touch that. Second, ATL and other southern states contain 25% of New Yorkers, we are everywhere. We are the influence to help them grow in the HIP HOP World. Don’t argue with them about being better. Our flow is different. If you take all of the southern rappers and the New York rappers and put them in a room and have each of them freeflow.New YOrk woud win hands down but if you take all their music to a club and ask a bunch of strippers whos better, The south got it.. it is what it is.

  • Bronx in da buildin!

    Ya’ll people need to think before ya’ll speak. Number one, hip hop aint just about he damn beat. It is about what you sayin on the track. Is there such thing as an intrumental rap album. No! Just because the nigga took a southern style beat don’t mean anything. Besides he shows all regions love in his song anyway. Ya’ll muthafuckas just like to back New York into a flippin corner whenever ya’ll want. When they “diss” ya’ll, ya’ll complain, when they show ya’ll love ya’ll complain. Who in the hell do you think you people are. Ya’ll are nothin. What gives ya’ll the right to put down a nigga out there doin his thing. People like the damn song. Just cuz he rom New York ya’ll gotta be hatin. At least I can understand what this nigga sayin. Unlike songs like Throw some D’s and Shoulder Lean. And this song is better thatn some material the south south has put out in the past year. Songs like money maker and I know you see it. Ya’ll need to go fuck ya’ll selves cuz this shit is gettin pitiful now. Just cuz New York makin a come back( and hate it or love it, they are makin a comeback) don’t mean ya’ll have to be insecure about ya’ll shit. If ya’ll keep on doin what ya’ll do, then ya’ll will always be remembered. It’s just immature man. Folk like Papoose, Talib Kweli, Mims and Saigon are the future of not just New York hip hop, but hip hop period. If you don’t like it then you don’t like like, but there aint nothin ya’ll can do about it. New York is the birthplace of this thing we call hip hop. People say that they realize that, but it don’t look like it after all of the shit that been commin out of they mouths. Dissin New York is like dissin your own damn city cuz if it wasn’t for the shit New York did, places like Atlanta and Los Angeles wouldn’t be doin shit. That’s just the truth. Atlanat might be a hip hop hot spot, but that’s just a fact. The truth is that New York is holy ground for this genre of music, and the truth always outrides facts. I’m tryin the best I can to love all regions, I am. But when you got bitches like Ludacris that wear silly ass shirts that says the hip hop aint dead and that it lives in the south, that makes it a hell of a lot harder yo support the southern region. I aint tryin to diss, I’m just bein real to the fullest extent. It’s time for us black folk to wake our asses up, cuz just cuz we from different hoods don’t change the fact that if we don’t become one, this genre will die off and that’s just the truth. Shout out to the whole bronx. Shout out to Queens, Staten island, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Shout out to Jersey City and Newark and Jersey in general. We are makin comeback and our art form is comin home.

  • Notorious BIG

    It’s funny how people always say New York hip hop is dead, but whenever I look at lists of let’s say the top 10 albums of past few years, the majority of them are New York albums. Even if they were not classics. If those albums made the list and other albums didn’t, what does that say about the other rappers?

  • http://69.122.31.74:6160/web1/images/mp3s/Sinister_This_is_why_your_Not.mp3 JJCENT

    Mims is wack and has not street cred his is not from manhattan and lies about his his whihc is really westbury long island this kid is a complete punk

  • anthony

    i give the nigga props
    its a good song and he from washington heights!! so am i!! lol
    so f***k all ya
    washington heights is da best!!!

  • http://NA Executive Beatz

    When I heard this track I was “mimicking” the hook. Its boring for sure and his rap style is also plain. When I heard that beat I was thinking to myself how anyone can really be a producer if radios are spinning this track. Especially when I can make beats bang up here.

    Anyone needs real beats or productions then holla at me. Straight bangers.

  • alex lopez

    wtf dawg yall needa listen to the diss song by talib kweli “niggas lie alot” he kills mims wat typa name is mims lookin lika cookie monsta shit

  • roxxy

    lol yo i know this kid, he aint from brooklyn he use to live right around the corner from me. here in westbury long island. he dosent even live on the bad part he lives on the high scale end. itz w.e he made it out kudos to him. but dont lie man, he not from manhattan.maybe he shopped there idk

  • Cory

    Rap is done…bring back common,mos def, talib kweli, people who know the true meaning of hip hop.

  • C0llS’z

    mims is hot..im sorry but his music is crackk..he was born in da heights, den lata moved out to westbury long island, den bacc to the heights..westbury aint no high class part of the island eitha..i would kno..i live dere..