EZ Mil brings Pinoy Hip-Hop to the masses

Please don’t take the title above in any negative way. I fully understand that many have come before EZ Mil and many more will come after. From a founding member of The Black Eye Peas, apl.de.ap to Chad Hugo, 1/2 of the world famous music production group The Neptunes and even the dance super group, The Jabbawokeez; Filipino footprints can be seen all thru Hip-Hop and we haven’t even mentioned all the filipino’s that were contestants on American Idol.

EZ Mil is just different; using instruments that will make any filipino remember their Lola’s house and all while bringing a cultural flavor to the whole track. He has the flow that this generation of Hip Hop fans listen too while having the word play and vocabulary that the OG’s can appreciate.

I been in Spain (Spain)

But the letter ’S’ is silent (pain)

I’m claimin’ my reign like a king

So I can water crops for survivin’ (rain rain)

Ez Mil – Panalo (Trap Carinosa)

I don’t know about you but I would rather listen to lyrics like that then hearing someone spit out two bars and call that a song.

If you don’t think EZ Mil’s word play separates himself from this generations rappers; maybe this line will show you just how much more versatile he is compared to your favorite rapper.

Kung inakala mong isang lenggwahe

Lang kayang gamitin ni Ez Mil

La kang mapapala kung ganyan ka

Magisip kay Bathala ka sisingil

Utang na galing sa loob na

Lumutang, hinain sa turon na may

Pusang sinaing sa

Mag ilokano ka tol!

Ano

Ilokano! Ilokano!

Okay

EZ Mil – Panalo (Trap Carinosa)

The filipino homie now raps in Tagalog – The most commonly used language in the Philippines!

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Finally, if that is not impressive enough, on the following section he raps in another language…Ilocano.

Stop Killing them EZ Mil
Photo by Alexavier Rylee Cimafranca

Uray no nga imbagak kinyayo

‘Ti ukkinayo

Dittoy ak laeng ag-ururay no sinno

Ti agdayo

Tapno eh sang sangitam ak inte wagas

Mo nga payo

Ngata kay-kayatem nga patayeng ka

Ken atoy bayo

EZ Mil – Panalo (Trap Carinosa)

If you’re still not convinced; let’s talk numbers. The online performance (made private as or 3/29) from the track that got him mainstream exposure is currently at 65 million views (as of March 2021.) Finally, I am also not the only one who gets hyped on EZ Mil:

Reactions beginning at 2:15 mark is priceless.

4:45 mark is priceless

All said and done, EZ Mil brings a sense of pride to all filipino’s. It’s only a matter of time when people start yelling out 2200 (zip code of Olongopo City, Philippines) just like they were yelling Bad Boy during my days in college. BAD BOY FOR LIFE!!!!

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