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Music Is My Savior (Explicit Version) CD (2007)

Artist: Mims

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It didn't take the rapper MIMS long to come up with the title for his debut album. Both of his parents died by the time he was 13, and it was his love for and dedication to music that kept him focused on success and out of trouble. That's why the Washington Heights, New York, rapper named his first album Music Is My Savior. The title carries additional weight, too. "If you think of Music Is My Savior as an acronym, it stands for my last name, which is Mims," says the rapper, born Shawn Mims. "I wanted to be a little clever about it."


Label Capitol
SKU 204172434
UPC 094638482420
UPC 14 00094638482420
Format CD
Release Date 3/27/2007
Author Mims
Featuring MIMS
Artist Bio
MIMSBorn of Jamaican-American parentage, MIMS credits his musical career and his relentless hustle to make it as a recording artist to his childhood years in the predominantly Dominican enclave of Washington Heights which is known for its hustling mentality. "Coming up my whole life I always had the Harlem influence around me. But when it comes to hustling and making money, I?ve had that Washington Heights influence. Many Dominicans, who've come into the country, have come with their first instinct to hustle." MIMS' first foray into music occurred when he was thirteen years old, after his mother bought him DJ equipment. As a result, DJing, engineering and producing became his first loves prior to picking up a microphone. Unfortunately, around the same time, his mother passed after the birth of his younger sister. Two years before, he lost his father as well. "Both of my parents passed away when I was younger," MIMS somberly recalls. "I didn?t really know my father like that. I didn?t grow up with him, although I still respect him. He passed away when I was eleven years old. My mother passed away when I was thirteen. She had just given birth to my younger sister, the only sister I have. She passed away a week later as a result of after-birth complications."Between his mother?s influential equipment purchase, family support and a will to survive, MIMS placed the success of his future into one set of hands: his own. "Ultimately, it was up to me as to whether I was going to become a victim of circumstance. I could have been one of those cats to say, "F the world. I lost both of my parents and I can do anything I want right now because nothing limits me from doing that." Instead I said, "You know what? If I?m going to do anything or take anything out of this situation it?s going to be positive.? I took the positive out of it and I feel like it made me stronger. It made me go out there and say, "I?m going to accomplish this because you only get one life to live. This is what I want in life and I?m going to make sure it happens." Pursuing a career in rap music became that thing MIMS wanted to do the most.
Product Attributes
Artist Mims
Label Capitol Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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