LOOK: Ez Mil freestyles in English/Filipino in this podcast
Ez Mil is currently on fire.
After signing with hip-hop royalties Eminem and Dr. Dre and achieving his first-ever entry on the Billboard charts, the Filipino-American rapper appears on The Bootleg Kev Podcast and showcases his top-notch prowess in freestyle rapping—not just in one language but in two.
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Before he does where he’s ultimately good at, the “Panalo” hit singer shares in the interview that he began making music full-time when he dropped out of school in the Philippines and moved to the United States. He started rapping and creating death metal songs, drawing inspiration from his favorite bands like Dying Fetus and Aborted.
When asked about that genre’s state in the Philippines, the 25-year-old rapper mentions that it’s still relatively small. That’s why he wants to work hard to introduce the music more in the country.
As Bootleg Kev delves into his early upbringing where he used to dance, the “Realest” artist, who can bust a move, shares that dancing once served as an “escape” from the academic and life stresses he faced while growing up in the Philippines.
Born and raised in Olongapo City, Philippines, Ez Mil says that it’s important to make sure that he’s representing his homeland. “[By] default, like even [if] I try to spit [out some lines], it just comes out naturally.”
He continues that from a freestyle standpoint, when he raps, he is already representing the country without even knowing it. “I just took that into perspective where I’m gonna take that responsibility going forward.”
Living into that, Ez Mil showcases his skills on the podcast by delivering a bilingual freestyle, seamlessly switching between English and Filipino.
Here’s where you can watch the full video and understand why he deserves that deal with Eminem and Dr. Dre.