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Jarvis Mills (born September 11, 1983), better known by his stage name Jae Millz, is an American rapper from Harlem, New York,[1] who was signed to Lil Wayne's record label Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records.[2] His debut major label studio album, titled Nothing Is Promised it was scheduled for a 2015 release.[3] Millz is known for participating in and a number of legendary rap battles with MCs such as Murda Mook, E Ness, 40 Cal. and JR Writer among others.[1][4]

Jae Millz
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Background information
Birth name Jarvis Mills
Also known as J.A.E., Yae
Born (1983-09-11) September 11, 1983 (age 34)
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Battle rapper
Years active 2002-present
Labels PO10NT (current) Young Money, Cash Money, Warner Bros. (former)
Associated acts Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, T-Streets, Lil Twist, Birdman
Website Official website

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BiographyEdit

Jae Millz was born in Harlem, New York. He started writing lyrics while at junior high school. He followed his love for art and went to the New York High School for Cartoon and Fashion Architecture.[5]

Millz grew to local fame by winning hip hop battles and doing performances and releasing a number of mixtapes. In 2003, he released his debut single "No, No, No", which received radio play and peaked at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[6] After the success of the song, Millz was offered a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. However, due to creative differences, he left the label, without having an album released. Soon after that he signed with Universal Records. Eventually, he left Universal, too, due to the lack of promotion, as the label was giving priority to other artists.[7]

Jae Millz' 2004 single "Streetz Melting" was featured on the soundtrack of the EA video game NBA Live 06.

Millz has released 20 mixtapes since 2004, including Back 2 Tha Future, Zone Out Season and Dead Presidents.[8][9]

 
Millz performing in 2009

In January 2008, Millz was signed to Young Money Entertainment. He made a cameo appearance in the video for Lil Wayne's single "Lollipop" from Tha Carter III.[2]

On December 21, 2009, Millz' collaboration album with Young Money We Are Young Money was released. Millz was featured on eight of the songs, including the singles "Every Girl" and "BedRock". The album landed at number nine on the US Billboard 200, selling 142,000 copies in its first week,[10] and was later certified gold by the RIAA.[11]

Millz' debut album Nothing Is Promised is currently scheduled for a 2013 release. In an interview with BBC Radio 1's Tim Westwood, Millz explained that the title refers to his health problems – "The title come from [me] having two seizures in the previous year. I had them in my sleep. It's like you wake up and you don't know what happened."[12] The first single from the album, called "Forever Winning", was released in July 2011 and features fellow Young Money rapper Lil Wayne.[13] His newest mixtape Dead Presidents 2 was released on February 4, 2013. It got over 18,000 downloads in the first day of its release on the popular mixtape site DatPiff.[14]

On April 19, 2013, Millz released his 20th official mixtape Property Of Potentness 2, to celebrate 4/20. The tape features guest performances by Birdman, Gucci Mane and Smoke DZA, among others, and production from Harry Fraud, LoudxPack and Millz himself.[15]

Legal issuesEdit

In April 2010, Millz was arrested in New Jersey, while on his way to XXL's 2010 Freshman concert, where he was supposed to perform with rappers Cam'ron and Vado. He was detained for driving without a license.[16]

On May 18, 2010, Millz was arrested in Bronx, NY, for an alleged domestic dispute and for possession of an illegal substance.[17]

DiscographyEdit

  • Lenox Ave Legend (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jae Millz". Last.fm. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  2. ^ a b Arnold, Paul. "DX-clusive: Jae Millz speaks on deal with Lil Wayne". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ Alexis, Nadeska. "Jae Millz Says 'Hearing Voices' Is Aimed At All YMCMB Detractors". HipHopMusicc.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Jae Millz Interview". Nerd At the Cool Table. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  5. ^ Mousdell, Daniel. "LilWayneHQ.com's Exclusive Interview With Young Money's Jae Millz". LilWayneHQ.com. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Jae Millz Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  7. ^ Hatfield, Quinton. "Jae Millz: New Money". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  8. ^ "Jae Millz Discography". YoungMoneyHQ.com. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  9. ^ "Jae Millz Official Releases". DatPiff. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  10. ^ "Young Money Racks Up 142K in First Week Sales, 127K Eminem Fans Order Refill". XXL Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Young Money – We Are Young Money". Recording Industry Association of America. May 24, 2010. Retrieved 2012-12-29.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ Horowitz, Steven. "Jae Millz Reveals His Young Money Debut Is Inspired By Seizures". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  13. ^ "Jae Millz Feat. Lil Wayne – "Forever Winning"". The Smoking Section. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  14. ^ "Jae Millz Dead Presidents 2". DatPiff. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  15. ^ "Jae Millz - Property Of Potentness 2". DatPiff. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  16. ^ "Jae Millz Arrested On Way To XXL Concert". RapBasement. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  17. ^ Kuperstein, Slava. "Jae Millz Arrested In Alleged Domestic Dispute". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 

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