Unafraid to cross different music genres, rising artist CMILL444 touches on several musical styles and brings in a whole new mix to the music arena. He unveils his creative take on music with the release of his first album, High Off Life—a masterpiece that will surely blow away the listeners’ minds.
CMILL444 is a Michigan-born rap artist and vocalist whose style combines R&B, hip-hop, and rock music. The 18-year-old rising rap star began his music journey at only 14 years old, but he never really took it seriously until he turned 16. He busied himself in modeling and acting with John Casablancas until he discovered his deeper passion for music. Determined not to ride on other artists’ musical waves, he took on a bold move and created his lane of music. Eventually, the music artist explored California, where he entered into several collaborations with famous hip-hop artist Lil Candy Paint. From this endeavor, he was contacted by T. Martin, more popularly known as Thomasmbeats on Instagram, who now sits as his manager.
Recently, CMILL444 released his first album, High Off Life, which is quickly gaining traction in the music arena as it is now live on all streaming platforms. The album houses 17 tracks that take on an abstract approach and combine various genres to please all listeners. On top of its release, a preview of the album’s audio and visuals have also been released on YouTube and his official website.
CMILL444 brings a unique and fresh sound to the table. As an artist, his music focuses on happiness and positivity, with each song holding a positive message meant to inspire listeners to move forward in life. He steers away from tackling violence in his songs, making him quite distinct from the conventional rap artists. His musical inspirations are a mix of Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Paramore, and Good Charlotte, among others. “I love to play with different flow patterns and try something new. I love all different genres, no matter what people think about it,” he shares.
Moreover, the young musician possesses an impressive talent in delivering lyrical content freestyle. In fact, all 17 songs in his latest album are freestyle rap music, with no lyrics written down on paper. Instead, CMILL444 allowed his stream of consciousness to take over as he recorded the tracks. He naturally spewed out whatever feelings, emotions, insights, and messages he wanted to deliver to the listeners. He sticks to the relatable lyrical content, which allows him to establish a deeper connection with his listeners, especially the ones coming from the younger generation.
For CMILL444, music changed his life, and he wants others to experience this wonderful impact as well. “I plan on inspiring the youth to be whoever they want to be while also promoting happiness and well-being. More than his quick rise in the music industry today, the artist has a bigger vision for his music career in the future as he hopes to establish a 444EVER record label. He plans to use the same numerical symbol he uses for his artist name today as the “444” numbers represent the “motivation to keep moving forward” in life, which is the message he ultimately wants to bring to his listeners through his music.