C-Mill$ dedicates second album to Milwaukee hip-hop mom with “Long Live Mama Mills”
By Dylan Deprey
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, C-Mill$ kept a low profile, but remained laser-focused. Although the world felt like it had come to a standstill, he managed to release his debut album, “I’m Over It.” He has released countless music videos and collaborated with artists across the Midwest.
The “Mr. Feel My Pain” rapper intended to eventually leave town and build on the local buzz he had worked so hard to build.
Just hours after arriving in Cincinnati, he received the call that his mother, Diane “Mama Mill$” Harris had passed away.
She was his first supporter and the “hip-hop mom” of Milwaukee. If there was a show, she was there. She always made sure to carry her merchandise and sold CDs to anyone, anywhere. While C-Mill$ hosted the after-show party, she made sure everyone was fed and had a good time.
Although his second album was half finished, the moment he asked his sister to sing on a track dedicated to their mother, he knew the whole project had to be in her memorial.
C-Mil$ released “Long Live Mama Mills” on March 18, 2022.
“It’s really deep, my mom was a real hustler, and to name a project after her, I knew I would have to work the way she did. I think she would be really proud,” he said. he declares.
While his debut album exposed the past and the pitfalls he overcame, “Long Live Mama Mill$” embodies the energy and confidence that his mother frequently radiated.
C-Mill$ is extremely confident and not afraid to put his tireless effort into the rap game on his second project. He has much to be proud of after making the big move to Atlanta, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t hungry.
On tracks like “Bandz” and “Don’t Play Witt My Bread,” the money is the motivation, and there’s nothing stopping C-Mill$ from getting his bag back.
The “Birthday” remix is C-Mill$ in classic party mode, as it hops over a certified club banger. On “Memory Lane,” he reminisces about a relationship that fell apart because of his new career as a rapper.
The album is layered in her mother’s memories. The “I Want My Money Interlude” is a recording of Mama Mills in peak mom mode, while the “Check-In Interlude” gives family and friends a chance to share their thoughts.
C-Mill$ uses the title track featuring his sister as the closest to the 15-track project.
“Long Live Mama Mills” hosts production from 3rdondabeat, Datz Beewild and Iur Reddi. It also includes Young Bleed, Spitta, Mahi Hollywood, OG and Sylvia Harris.
C-Mill$ returned to Milwaukee to host an album release party. Family, friends and fans packed Club Timbuktu as they listened to the new project and celebrated Mama Mills.
“It was amazing the love people were showing,” he said. “You could tell people had watched the growth, and it was inspiring. It was tears of joy for real.
C-Mill$ also worked on a book throughout the process of creating their album. He said it was a therapeutic way to reflect on the huge changes in his life. From losing his mother to moving to Atlanta, he wanted to give another point of view outside of music.
“I always wanted to write a book, but I never got there. I always started and stopped, but I was really focused to keep writing every day – that was one of my goals. to achieve,” he said.
“I wanted to give everyone an experience of me turning 35, and basically everything that happened over a three month period. A lot of things in the book were crazy scenarios and it was a blessing that I pulled it off. There are many life experiences.
He said the book is being edited and is expected to be released in the near future. “Long Live Mama Mills” is available on all streaming platforms.
For more information, visit C-Mill$ at https://cdyvinemuzikgroup.com/cmill