T. Mills – Ready and Fired in 2010, Exploding in 2011


Local resident Travis Tatum Mills may not yet be on your radar, but that will probably change soon. And he might already be if you’ve heard of the artist T. Mills. The 21 year old hip-hop-R&B-electropunk hybrid phenom is already a force on the internet and, after seeing one of his performances, I can attest that he is one on stage as well.

The Riverside, CA child sites influences from Wu Tang Clan to Blink 182 to Bone Thugs N Harmony – to recent additions to his playlist like Rusko and Wiz Khalifa. Embracing his multitude of tastes, T. Mills has already reached to a multitude of markets. In 2010, T. Mills could be seen all over the place – from his release of the “Ready, Fire, Aim!” EP to Bamboozle to the Warped Tour to his constantly growing online presence.

Earlier in 2011, I witnessed T. Mills headline and sell out an all ages show at The Troubadour. Not only were teenage girls grabbing for the pierced young hearthtrob’s crotch on stage, they lined up to the edge of Doheny and Santa Monica at the end of the show screaming for a photo opportunity. Mind you, they’d been invited by the artist to do so after the show. He took the time to embrace each one of his fans willing to wait in the line while their parents waited outside to pick them up…

With plans to release a mixtape in April featuring production from J Hawk, Matt Squire, Colin Munroe, Hit Boy, The Stereotypes and more – T. Mills won’t be resting anytime soon. Plus, with over 46,000 Facebook likers, where he happens to be giving away a free mp3 – http://www.facebook.com/ilovetmills?sk=app_4949752878 – almost 22,000 twitter followers http://twitter.com/#!/search/%40ilovetmills and over a million views on MySpace – his identity is going to keep penetrating the internet. With a swagger lick a rockstar for and songs like “Just My Luck” coming too – his hybrid-pop sounds will probably begin and keep penetrating your head too…

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