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Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:48

Milo: Why the Self-Sustaining Indie-Rapper Is Trying to 'Sidestep the Gatekeepers'

Written by  Mosi Reeves

Milo, the nom de plume of rapper Rory Ferreira, has established one of the strongest followings in independent rap. His projects, which he often releases as limited edition cassette tapes via his Ruby Yacht imprint, regularly trade for hundreds of dollars online.

He's respected for his dense literary references and savvy homage to the glory years of the L.A. underground such as Project Blowed and Hellfyre Club, the latter giving him his start several years ago.

Now based in Maine, where he lives with his wife and son, Milo has just released his new album, Who Told You to Think?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​! Lyrically, it's a more visceral and punchier work than his critically acclaimed 2015 album So the Flies Don't Come.

"My kid is 8 months old, so I haven't been able to read anything," he laughs. "I can't hit the library like I used to and spend the whole day reading stuff in pursuit of the perfect rhyme."

However, Think boasts the same kind of wordy, introspective thoughts that have attracted a growing audience for his work. Rolling Stone talked to Milo about why you shouldn't compare him to other underground MCs like Earl Sweatshirt and why he doesn't make music for soft-drink commercials.

Read more at RollingStone

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