“What hiphops been missing.. very good flow!”
Hip-hop culture is in Brooklyn native Milly Warbucks’ blood. The 29-year-old emcee began his career at the age of nine when he was featured on a mixtape created by his older family members. Over the years Milly sharpened his skills by engaging in local cyphers and freestyle competitions throughout the East New York—introducing his skills and unique name to the borough.
The moniker, Milly Warbucks is actually a derivative of a nickname given to him by his grandparents. “When I was younger I always talked about millions, so that name stuck.” He later added Warbucks (not to be confused with “Daddy Warbucks”) to his stage name to symbolize what he stands for. “The War part is because I’m always prepared and bucks is for the financial level I will achieve through music,” says Milly.
Unfortunately, with one foot in the industry—rapping and working as a promoter—and one foot in the street Milly eventually got caught up and was sentenced to four years in jail. Though he was incarcerated it did not stop his love of music or his hunger for success. Once he was released he attacked the NYC hip-hop scene with equal skill and aggression.
The diverse emcee/songwriter’s first post incarceration project was the critically acclaimed This is How it Shoulda Been Done mixtape. The release featured Milly interpreting various popular songs and putting his own spin on them. The project was put together so well that many fans assumed the songs were official remixes, which is a testament to Milly’s talent.
In 2009 Milly made a splash nationally with the single “Chea Chea” featuring Princess of Crime Mobb. The single got spins on various stations and several hits on influential blogs and websites. Later that year he also recorded a song and video for “Everything I Need” with R&B singer Qui—who is also the daughter of NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice.
Milly is currently working on what he says is the first project that fully represents him. The currently untitled project will feature production from Joshua Mirk (Jay-Z, Ciara, Anthony Hamilton). Milly hopes to give listeners all facets of his life as an artist and a person with the upcoming release.
With wisdom and experience under his belt and undeniable talent, there is no stopping Milly Warbucks from realizing his dream and letting the world hear the next big thing out of Brooklyn.