Video: Mila J feat. B.o.B – Champion

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Video: Mila J – ‘Pain In My Heart’ (Feat. Problem)

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Mila J premiered the music video for her new single “Pain In My Heart” featuring Problem. The track is off her 6-track debut EP, which was released on October 14, 2014 via Motown Records.
 

Audio: Mila J – Champion (Feat. B.o.B)

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The LA-based artist has teamed up with American rapper B.o.B for this song called “Champion“. She has released her highly anticipated EP M.I.L.A. (Made In L.A.), which is now available on iTunes. The EP also includes the tracks “Pain in My Heart” featuring Problem, the B.o.B-assisted “Champion“, and another track called “Times Like These“. FYI: Mila J is the older sister of rising star Jhené Aiko.
 

Video: Mila J – My Main ft. Ty Dolla $ign

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Mila J fancied her musical styling in the same light as her singing and rapping idols TLC and Missy Elliott. Add to her singing and rapping combo her passion for dancing and ability to write song lyrics, and it seemed apparent that this Los Angeles native aimed to achieve the same level of acclaim and prosperity as those same pop icons of hers. Born of black, Japanese, and Native American descent, Mila J (real name Jamila Chilumbo) started rapping, according to the singer, at the age of four, inspired by a deep admiration for the Fat Boys and the ’80s cult hip-hop movie Krush Groove.

Because her father was a studio musician, the music bug was in the rest of her family as well, namely her sisters Jhené and Miyoko. Her break into the music industry occurred at the age of nine when she met the owner and CEO of The Ultimate Group, Chris Stokes, at a video shoot for his group Immature; in addition, she also caught Stokes’ attention with her appearance in Prince’s “Diamond and Pearls” video in 1991. Mila J went on to dance professionally for Stokes and Immature between the ages of 12 and 15. Along with Miyoko, she was a member of the Stokes-driven Gyrl, who released singles for Silas/MCA. Several years later, she was part of the shorter-lived Dame Four, yet another Stokes venture. She then went solo. Her petite vocals could be heard on the 2006 singles “Complete” and the charting “Good Lookin’ Out,” which built up anticipation for her debut album, Split Personality, released via Universal that November. After going by the name Japollonia, she reappeared on Motown as Mila J with the 2014 single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.”

Mila J: ‘Smoke, Drink, Break-Up (Remix)’ – Single Premiere!

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Mila J enlists French Montana for an additional verse to her leading single ‘Smoke, Drink, Break-Up’. ila J fancied her musical styling in the same light as her singing and rapping idols TLC and Missy Elliott. Add to her singing and rapping combo her passion for dancing and ability to write song lyrics, and it seemed apparent that this Los Angeles native aimed to achieve the same level of acclaim and prosperity as those same pop icons of hers.

Born of black, Japanese, and Native American descent, Mila J (real name Jamila Chilumbo) started rapping, according to the singer, at the age of four, inspired by a deep admiration for the Fat Boys and the ’80s cult hip-hop movie Krush Groove. Because her father was a studio musician, the music bug was in the rest of her family as well, namely her sisters Jhené and Miyoko.
Her break into the music industry occurred at the age of nine when she met the owner and CEO of The Ultimate Group, Chris Stokes, at a video shoot for his group Immature; in addition, she also caught Stokes’ attention with her appearance in Prince’s “Diamond and Pearls” video in 1991. Mila J went on to dance professionally for Stokes and Immature between the ages of 12 and 15.

Along with Miyoko, she was a member of the Stokes-driven Gyrl, who released singles for Silas/MCA. Several years later, she was part of the shorter-lived Dame Four, yet another Stokes venture. She then went solo. Her petite vocals could be heard on the 2006 singles “Complete” and the charting “Good Lookin’ Out,” which built up anticipation for her debut album, Split Personality, released via Universal that November. After going by the name Japollonia, she reappeared on Motown as Mila J with the 2014 single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up.”

Mila J – ‘Smoke, Drink, Break Up’ (Single Premiere)

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Blazing her own path as a pop and R&B singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer, Mila J (sister to Def Jam labelmate Jhene Aiko) continues to be a breath of fresh air in a field of artificiality. With Mila’s unique energy that is a pure blend of sporty, sexy, and edgy, Mila J is turning heads everywhere, even catching the attention of pop legend Prince, who recently sampled her song “Blinded” on his new album, “Plectrum Electrum.”

“When Prince called and invited me to his private jam sessions, I was so surprised. When I first saw Prince and he told me he listened to my music every day, I was humbled,” says the Los Angeles-based beauty. “I was so fulfilled at that moment. I’ve been a fan of Prince since I was a little girl, having also had the opportunity to appear in his ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ video as a child.”

Following Mila J’s 2012 Internet success with her highly popular mixtape, which received more than 700,000 downloads, she received attention from top music industry executives Barry Weiss and Ethiopia Habtemariam. “I’m very thankful to everyone who downloaded my mixtape and made it a success,” says Mila J. “I’m in the studio finishing up my first album, which is titled M.I.L.A. (Made in Los Angeles),” says Mila J. The album, scheduled to release this year will feature several LA natives, including Snoop Lion and Problem. The first single “Smoke, Drink, Break Up” is already getting rave reviews and is expected to be a huge success.

Mila J (born Jamila Akiko Chilombo) maintains an unmatched combination of talent and beauty. Mila J has been building her reputation for more than a decade. Being coined as one of the most upcoming beautiful and “fresh faces” of the new millennium, the LA superstar would also like to further her career and eventually get into modeling.