It’s been a long time coming for Millyz. Coming out of Cambridge, Mass., the rapper has maintained a slow and steady grind that has helped earn him praise from critics and cosigns from legends. Known for his skills in the booth, the “Lessons” MC has caught the attention of Jadakiss and Statik Selektah, among others. He even went viral earlier this year after he attended a Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics game with ’Kiss and a player fell into them, spilling ’Kiss' beer everywhere. Fresh off the release of his latest project, Blanco II, Millyz puts his skills on display by dropping a freestyle for XXL’s What I Do series.

Reflecting on his past, Millyz spits, “I said death was callin', jail was textin'/Bail’s a blessing/Murphy turned my trafficking charge into possession/Under questions, I told them speak to my attorney/The rap shit just started movin', but it been a long journey.”

Always on guard, the Saint & Sinners rapper, who lives in the moment, likens himself to Tommy Egan, the hot-headed character from the 50 Cent-produced drama Power. “I watch Power and I overwhelmingly relate to Tommy,” raps the Sped Two: The Sequel artist. “Gotta keep somethin' beside me because I don’t agree with Gandhi/I’m on guard at all times because they say death is untimely/So I’m in the moment, tryna own it/As the world turns.”

Millyz's sequel to his 2018 project Blanco dropped last month. In its opening week, the project, featuring “Strawberry Goya,” the Dtheflyest-assisted “Thum Thru” and Dave East-featured “Demons,” ended up being streamed more than 1 million times.

You can check out what Millyz has to say in the video below.

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