‘Live Milliyonic’ the new album from Milliyon and produced by Randy “Big Ran” Hairston (Outkast, Mase, Cam’ron, V.I.C, Canton Jones) and Brandon “Black Knight” Peavy (Lecrae, Flame, Melinda Watts) is set to be released on June 26, 2012. The album is a true fusion of rap, pop, rock and soul with the authentic sound and feel of southern hip hop. This album sets to defy the status quo tag that in the past has unsuccessfully put Christian hip hop, R&B and pop music in one box. The first rap single, ‘A-Milliyon’, available on iTunes April 10, is an effective mission statement. Lyrically, ‘A-Milliyon’ is infectious with big bass and 808’s. The song presents the metaphor of living “milliyonic,” an effort to get the message of living for God to millions upon millions.
Milliyon is no stranger to the hip hop or gospel music scene. In the past he has shared the stage with artists such as Rick Ross, T-Pain, Jazzy Phae, Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary. He was formally introduced to the gospel world while on the “Cajo Family” and “Kingdom Business” tours with gospel artist Canton Jones. Most recently he was featured on a song entitled “Bended Knee” on Deitrick Haddon’s “Church On The Moon” album which debuted at #1 on the Gospel Billboard charts. He also wrote the hit song, “Holy Ghost Holiday” on James Fortune’s record “Encore” which debuted at #2 on the Gospel Billboard chart.
On Live Milliyonic, the song “Good Day” pulls from Milliyon’s past challenging experiences and translates those emotions and triumph into an encouraging anthem. “My Everything” is the switch up. It’s a pop song that bridges the feel of this album all together. Live Milliyonic is arguably a palate of music that doesn’t sound forced while striving to be authentically appealing to everyone. “Every song is a reflection of my personal influences in music from Jay-Z and Kanye West to All American Rejects, Canton Jones, Family Force 5 and Leon Timbo” says Milliyon. It’s eclectic like me and truly reflects me, not just as a Rap/Pop artist but as a Christian Culture Artist. What that means is, as a Christian I live in this world but the way I live my life, even if I love hip hop, rock or pop music, it’s different because of my commitment to God.
The True Story – “ I AM MILLIYONIC”
Milliyon is more than a catchy stage name. It stems from his personal definition of ‘MILLIYONIC’– a movement described as a culture of passionate young people living their lives for God. “It’s not about religion. Its our flow, from the way we walk, to the way we live, from the things we say, to the love we give. Everything we do is out loud” says Milliyon. “I AM MILLIYONIC” is something that is growing virally online via YouTube. Preview the first video featuring Milliyon as he tells the true story of robbery gone right, and demonstrates what it means to live “Milliyonic”.
Catch Milliyon on the Radio-One, One Love Cruise featuring Yolanda Adams, Fred Hammond, Tye Tribbet and Marvin Sapp among others, March 18-23rd.