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Viewer’s Choice: Get to know our ‘Best New Artist’ Milfie

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In March, TRPL BLK, one of the only visionaries, recording artists, visual artists and A&Rs that I have had the delight of knowing from Detroit, sent ‘Big Chill’ to me in an email. After listening to it, I told him that she reminded me of Kash Doll, an artist who is also from Detroit. What set Milfie apart from the other pool of artists from the Michigan city and around the world is her ability to transcend various genres and rhythmic styles, make it cute, be flirty/raunch/gangster, and still present an unarming lady-like persona.

TRPL BLK told me about Dex Osama, the Griselda Records artists, and so many more artists many years before they blew up. Let’s keep him safe.



GRUNGECAKE: What has been the most difficult things you’ve come to realise as a new artist working to make a breakthrough in the 10’s? What will change for you in 2020?

Milfie: The thing that has been most difficult for me is honestly just accepting that marketing has become more important than talent in the industry, but in 2020, my marketing bag will be secured and I’m gonna show them what really matters.

Do you have a team of people who help you with your music career? What have you been able to accomplish with your team? (If you don’t have a team, what have you been able to do by yourself?)

I don’t have a team of people who help me, but I do have producers that believe in me and most importantly, my boyfriend NoTheHo, who also produces and raps. I have been able to accomplish so much on my own, though. I am constantly booked because people see the value in the product I’m bringing to the table. I am my stylist, writer, I handpick every beat, write every hook, I book myself, I promote myself, and I shop myself to venues around the city. All of this just lets me know that with the right team, I will be unstoppable (even more unstoppable than I am now).

If you could compare your live performance to a holiday dinner, what would be on the menu and why?

A very nice spread! Macaroni and cheese because I’m always talking about how wet my kitty is, dressing and cranberry because as my own personal stylist. I be dressing, okay? Greens because I’m good for the soul and yams because I’m so damn sweet. The meat showcased in my spread will be crab legs because I’m juicy and expensive.

Describe your creative process when writing a song. Do you have certain things you have to do with every song you write?

My creative process is, honestly, finding a beat I like, and going to work on it. (Laughing) As soon as I hear a beat I like, I can write a song faster than you can shave a cat.

With all of the changes music has had over the years, how do you see your sound evolving over the next few years? Do you think you have found your sound?

I believe that change is inevitable, so yes I have found my sound. However, you never know what life will do to you, and how that will alter your perception of yourself and your art.

Who are you?

I am Milfie. I am a mother. I am a very real, very bad bitch from the westside of Detroit, Michigan. I am the Ghettotech princess of Detroit, and I am going to soon take over the world. Quote me.

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Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.