Santa Monica, CA – Eminem and Dr. Dre, have signed Filipino-American rapper Ez Mil to their record labels, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. Em announced the signing on Wednesday (July 27) with a photo of him with Dr. Dre and Ez on social media.
“Me and Dre back at it… check @ezekielmiller aka Ez Mil out,” Em captioned the photo.
Ez Mil, whose real name is Ezekiel Miller, is known for his unique flow and lyrics, which have been compared to those of Eminem. He first gained attention in 2017 with his debut single “Panalo,” which went viral in the Philippines.
In a statement, Eminem said, “We’ve never been out there signing a lot of artists, and one of the great things about how we built Shady is how selective we’ve been. And it’s even rarer that Dre and I sign something together – but I heard Ez’s music and was like, ‘this is really special” so I took it to Dre. We both agreed it would be a great fit and we wanted to work with him right on the spot.”
Dr. Dre added, “I’m really only interested in working on shit that sounds different from anything else going on out there, and only then if I feel I can really bring something to it. Em played me Ez and I had that feeling…that thing that happens when we both know we’ve found something special. And that was it….let’s get to work.”
Ez Mil is the first Filipino-American rapper to be signed to Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. He is also the first artist to be signed to both labels since 50 Cent in 2002.
Ez Mil’s signing is a major coup for the two labels, and it is a sign that they are looking to expand their reach to new audiences. The Las Vegas based rapper will drop a deluxe version of his 2022 DU4LI7Y album on August 11, his final release for Virgin Music. The album will also feature Eminem on the song ‘Realest’.
Eminem shared Ez Mil’s song “Up Down (Step & Walk)” on social media, telling fans it was “why we signed him.”
Ez Mil Bio
Ez Mil, whose real name is Ezekiel Miller, was born in the Philippines in 1994. He began rapping at a young age, and he quickly developed a unique style that combines elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop.
Ez Mil rose to prominence in 2017 with the release of his single “Panalo.” The song went viral in the Philippines, and it helped to establish Ez Mil as one of the most promising young rappers in the country.
Ez Mil has since released a number of other successful singles, including “Up Down (Step & Walk)” which caught the attention of Eminem and Dre, who were impressed with his talent. The two rap legends met with Ez Mil in Los Angeles, and they quickly agreed to sign him to their labels.
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