With online video views alone, Bahamian rapper Shon Millz, born Owen Elliot, could fill the Thomas A. Robinson stadium three times.
With over 60,000 video hits on YouTube, Shon Millz’s has a virtual fan base that reaches beyond Bahamian shores. His style is being compared to more seasoned hip-hop artists, some say a cross between T.I. and Drake.
Not to be confused with a young rapper's free styling on your radio, Shon Millz has certainly separated himself from the rapper stealing beats from the musical artist worth listening to. Just ask his thousands of subscribers and online fans. His singles, such as “She Know She Bad” and “Number One Fan” combined for 50,000 hits.
“I believe that I have great talent. My online fans are a testament to that. I believe that I can be a force to come across within the venture of music industry,” Shon Millz said.
Inspired by his parents’ separation when he was a year old, Shon Millz began rapping at age 11. He used music to promote happiness and meaning in his life.
Shortly after graduating from high school, Shon Millz released his first mixed tape in 2008. His first single, “She Know She Bad,” from the up and coming album broke into the United States and is gaining attention from around the world.
Although unsigned, Shon Millz is attracting several A&R agents, including Bahamian singer and producer, Margaret “Believe” Glynatsis, A&R Director of Veal-Steen Music Publishing-Bahamas division.
“His sound is definitely unique to what we hear in The Bahamas. He could very well be a cross over artist into the pop culture movement,” said Ms. Glynatsis.
Shon Millz is getting attention from independent labels as well.
To hear more, visit his Facebook or Youtube pages, both tagged with “ShonMillzMusic.”