By: Seamus Fay
It can’t be emphasized enough that Cambridge native Millyz has been on an unbelievable run throughout the past year or so. His most recent mixtape, Blanco, was well-received by fans and critics alike across the city and beyond, and even before that, his project, Sped Two: The Sequel, let fans know that Millyz isn’t here to play, but instead, to win. Few artists have mastered the skill of translating pain into art in such an advanced, seamless way as this rising star has, and as if he didn’t already have enough proof of this as it is, Millyz is back on our pages today to take this skill to brand new heights with the Boy Vano-directed music video for Sped Two: The Sequel standout, “Sped School”.
But the term “music video” applies very loosely to this work of art – I’d say “movie” fits the bill more accurately. Taking inspiration directly from the tough upbringing that Millyz was raised through, his newest visuals follow the life of an outsider, of someone who wasn’t given the chance to shine, of someone who was counted out, or, in other words, a “sped”, as deemed by the song. Scenes of a bus crash and harsh surroundings bring forth a theme of ominous isolation, and without giving too much away, let’s just say that a star was born in the midst of all of this. Millyz is speaking for those who don’t have a voice in the music video for “S.P.E.D. School”, and no one can take that away from him.
This release is simply on another level in every facet of its artistry, and I truly feel as though it’s better to stop here and let the art speak for itself than to try to describe what Millyz just brought to the table. Click play on the new music video below and prepare to be blown away: