Las Vegas-based Filipino rapper Ez Mil has shared a brand-new single ‘27 Bodies’, another track from his upcoming sophomore album ‘DU4LI7Y’.
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Released on June 24, the track reworks the ‘Dalawampu’t Apat Na Bala (Bara) 24 Bullets Bars’ freestyle that Miller uploaded on YouTube in 2020.
After that, the beat switches to a darker instrumental, with Miller declaring over a piano line his intent to rap about serious social issues “close to [his] heart”: “I ain’t tryna be like all.. doin’ all that petty beefin’ shit like all o’you rappers out there / I’m gonna discuss a topic that I feel is close to my heart cuz it’s back home / And it’s happenin’ here too dawg / They just have no fucking control / And I’m tired of it.”
Listen to ‘27 Bodies’ below.
Prior to ‘27 Bodies’, Ez Mil released ‘Re Up’ in March and a Tagalog single and ode to his hometown Olongapo City ‘Dalawampu’t Dalawang Oo’ in April. That month, he embarked on his first-ever tour of the Philippines.
“Performing in the homeland is very special to me because I haven’t done this before. I’ve always been proud to represent my hometown, my roots – I just want them to be happy and proud,” he shared in a press statement.
In January 2021, the rapper went viral with a performance of ‘Panalo (Trap Cariñosa)’ on the Wish USA Bus. The controversial performance garnered both praise and criticism, the latter particularly over a historically inaccurate lyric about the Filipino hero Lapu-Lapu.
Earlier this month, the international Filipino music festival 1MX announced that Ez Mil will be part of the 2022 line-up alongside the likes of KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto and Bamboo when it takes place on July 30 in London.