Poetic, energy-enthused rap music is scarce in today's drill-dominated scene, so when you find such meaningful music, you have to respeck it; if it is an alternative, pallet-refreshing sound that you are seeking, you can rely on 'MillS' to bring it to you with passion and verve. For these reasons, MillS' debut collection of music, 'T.R.A.P', claims our 'Project Of The Month' award.
'T.R.A.P' was released during the most recent advent period, on 27th December 2020 to be specific, and it is certainly a gift, a gift that does in fact keep on giving. Consisting of six tracks in total, 'T.R.A.P' is far from extensive, however, what it lacks in quantity it adequately makes up for in quality, which is the most imperative ingredient in a project.
Because 'T.R.A.P' is so concise, it makes sense to individually dissect each element of the EP before broadcasting a collective rating. Please see our track-by-track thoughts below:
1. Respeck It (Intro) - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
An incredibly powerful, righteous and articulate scene-setter of an audio spectacle; 'Respeck It' is a brief, sobering tale of the very real and scary streets of South-London, which is summed up perfectly by MillS projecting "walking to the shop, thinking will I lose my life today?".
2. Iss Mad Where We Grow - 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Fluently following on from the intro, 'Iss Mad Where We Grow' again aims ferocious focus at roadside struggles, however, on this occasion MillS harnesses an empathy-inducing example of a young boy who is destined to be a product of his environment, or could the pen and pad aid him?
3. Letter To My Fam - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
On 'Letter To My Fam' you can expect an immersive, string centred, subtle boom-bap beat to be artistically murdered by MillS. Once more, hard-hitting lyrics are crisply expressed, but we will let you digest them for yourselves.
4. Rely On - 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Whilst, as mentioned at the very beginning of this article, 'quality' is most important, having said this, we would also argue that versatility comes a close second, and this is why we believe 'Rely On' was created. The most melodic of the six 'T.R.A.P' tracks, and as a result, perhaps the most memorable, no to mention, 'Rely On' is certainly one for the female audience.
5. Energy - 🌟🌟🌟
A sensationally skippy flow and an equally as skippy instrumental; this said, in our humble opinion, 'Energy' is the weakest track on 'T.R.A.P', however, it will almost definitely get you charged up, which is perhaps its remit.
6. Outro - 🌟🌟🌟🌟
From our perspective, an effective outro should be brief, punchy, and appetising - essentially it's a tasty track morsel that leaves you wanting more and this is precisely what MillS accomplishes on 'Outro'. The perfect sealant to an almost perfect project.
Average Track Rating - 4.16 / 5
Track Of The Project - 'Letter To My Fam'
Whilst a social media following can be the least important talent indicator, it does show, more often than not, how much attention an artist is receiving - MillS at present stands on a modest 144 followers (Instagram); this figure absolutely does not reflect MillS' upper echelon abilities. With this in mind, go and listen to 'T.R.A.P' now by clicking here, and follow MillS by clicking here.
Thanks for reading - DiSCOVERY