The Time Is Now
by Jae Millz
Released: Feb 2007
Label: Howie McDuffie Music Group
This NYC mixtape star claims he's "so focused when I write I call it penetration," and Millz's rhymes are indeed piercing. On "This Way," our Harlem hero peers into death's abyss, while the chorus of "Mo Money" confronts pop music's third rail, suicide. He huffs, whispers and rasps his way through these and other tracks, affecting Jay-Z's breathy intimacy for "Lick Off a Shot" before pasting on his Southern mean mug for "I'm About Getting Money." Most come for his remix of "This is Why I'm Hot," but be sure to peep the rest of this excellent mixtape.