With groups like Ratking leading the pack, Manhattan is on its way to becoming a force again in NY rap. Meet another young talent Mike Milan, who aims to turn some heads with his forthcoming Youth album.

Standout: "Wings"

Also check out: "Love Again"

And: "Paradise"

Name: Mike Milan

Age: 24

Hometown: Manhattan, NYC

I grew up listening to: Too much. My pops had so many records.

Most people don't know I: Have a deep passion for acting and to direct/co-write films.

My style's been compared to: A guy named "Awesome." Most people just compare it to awesome.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: "Fly Children" with Thelonious Martin got a pretty big "ovation," so to speak. Along with my first single "Love Again" produced by Zubin The Zu. I'm also very proud of "Masquerade" and "Wings" both really good lyrical tracks.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To show the world that regular people exist and work with the dopest artists in the universe. Aliens included.

I'm gonna be the next: Black guy to have amazing credit and ruin the stereotype Gods plans once and for all. Enjoy the music folks.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@mikemilan)