Not too often does a young artist come along who has that desire to learn the business of music, but Yung Mil has come onto the Portland music scene with a sense of maturity rarely seen in an artist his age. He began writing, rapping and producing music at the age of 12 and experienced his first live performance at the young age of 14.
At just 18-years-old, he has become an accomplished and well known artist locally and has established a web presence for himself through social networking sites like Youtube.com (http://www.youtube.com/yungmilonstage), Facebook and Twitter (@yungmil) which has helped him to build his fan base and gain him the respect and admiration of fans from all over the world.
Among one of his most recent accomplishments is winning the Def Jam Rapstar GetSchooled Rap Video Competition with his winning entry video "The Leaders of the New School", which has earned him a trip to New York City to meet with Def Jam executives Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles, and perform on BET's hit show 106 and Park (July 2011) and he has obtained sponsorships from Vlado Footwear, Vintage Youth Movement, and Creative Ink.
Yung Mil has a Fresh "new school" Rap style reminiscent of some of the most popular artists on the charts today. He has been influenced by Rap artists like Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Drake and Lil Wayne and RnB artists such as Trey Songs, Jason Derulo,Chris Brown and Usher. He is more than just your average rapper because not only does he write and produce his own music, but he also incorporates an RnB flavor into his sound by singing his own vocals on many of his songs.
In addition to his musical talent, he is a naturally talented Hip Hop and Jerk dancer and is building his acting resume. He has already been cast in a feature film and appeared in an Adidas Shoe Campaign.
Having shared the stage with high caliber artists like E-40, Mistah Fab, Freeway, Jake-One, Audio Push, and Mac Miller, and having been the youngest performer to perform at Portland's largest Hip Hop festival in 2011 Poh-Hop, Yung Mil is an accomplished and seasoned live performer.
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