Yungstar Millz is a poet, writer, and rapper who resides in Scarborough, Toronto, where he's been writing poetry since he was a child and sharing his life stories as well as other situations his listeners could relate to.
Millz has done performances on open mics that include R.I.S.E. (Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere) in Scarborough & Toronto Poetry Slam. In 2018, Millz performed at Nuit Blanche Scarborough, and in 2019, he performed at Afrofest.
Yungstar Millz gifts us with his new single, "It's Not Over," which will be out on the 25th of May 2020, where he shares his motivational message about his rise in the industry and staying focused on his dream. As we listen, Yungstar Millz brings us a hip/hop type beat where you can hear him talk his mind and doesn't hold back for anyone. He talks about how he felt about his experiences in lyrics like "I been shut down with doors in my face, so ima breaks it" and "See imma risk taker, so any risk ima take it."
Millz talks about how he doesn't need to be explicit and like most rappers. He just keeps it real and truthful as he raps with such poetic cadences and raps with such intensity. As we enter the chorus, Millz mentions how "It's Not Over," and he's just getting started in bringing you the music we all crave. With a controlled voice, he mentions how he is reaching new heights by doing things the right way and how he keeps out of bad situations. Even though the world is crazy, he's trying to be a better person for his child.
Yungstar Millz exits with a "moment of silence" where he lets the beat rock and the chorus stay banging! "It's Not Over" is exactly what we were missing. In poetry, rap, and overall a record, we can see that Millz will be around for a long time and not only a good time.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Yungstar Millz. We are so pleased to have you here with us today! "It's Not Over" is everything we've needed in our playlist. What did you want to bring across in this record that you feel people might overlook?
I'm not the type of rapper that brags about money, drugs, degrading women, or gang activities. That's all you hear nowadays. I'm not trying to be like anybody else. I'm trying to be myself. I'm going to give you real-life stories, whether in perspective or reality. I'm going to give you real music that you can relate to. Something that you can learn and understand. Plus, I don't use profanity cause I chose not to. It's okay to let out a little cuss here and there, but I rather stay clean for my audience. And that's what my music is all about.
It sounds like you had so much with this record, regardless of the seriousness of the message behind it. What was the creative process like, and how did you choose the instrumental for "It's Not Over?"
I recorded the song at Loud Studios in Scarborough, my hometown. My creative process is finding a beat, and I instantly write to it. Then I get ready to hit the studio to record it. I save studio session times that way instead of just writing on the spot. The beat was produced by Cardiologic Beats, so shoutout to him. Also, shoutout to JSTN Beats, the engineer who perfected the song.
Growing up in Toronto, who were some of your biggest inspirations and why?
My biggest inspirations are 2Pac, Biggie, DMX, Eminem, Ice Cube, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and Tech N9ne. There are too many. I can't forget about the Toronto OGs Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Maestro & Saukrates. I get inspired when I hear their music: the rhymes, the rhythm, the flow, everything. Listening to the message is important. Most of my songs are lyrical, conscious, and storytelling. I do alot of that in my poetry as well. I started off like that, and then I began rapping.
What's the message in "It's Not Over?"
The song is about staying focused on your dreams and keeping going. Don't worry about the haters and their opinions that'll bring you down. Because haters are fans, too, the more they talk about you. I'll admit I doubted myself sometimes, but the love I get from my supporters keeps me motivated. It's been hard for an upcoming artist like me to get noticed in the city. I applied for grants, radio stations, Spotify playlists, and to be featured in shows to perform. Now that places are opening up after the pandemic, I'm trying to get out more. I want my voice to be heard.
What's next for you?
I'm going to be releasing more singles for now and shooting a couple of videos. I also want to do more shows now. So be on the lookout and stay updated on my social media. My music is available on all streaming platforms, so check it out.