Thursday, November 17, 2016

Millenium "Fantasia" (Press Kit x Chairman's Choice, 1999)


"Millenium was born in Baltimore and raised in Washington D.C. Rap was just something cool to listen to until he heard Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." That's when rap took on a more important role in his life. That's when the pen hit the paper. And fellow D.C. rappers hit the floor as he won contest after contest in school talent shows and radio station on-air battles. Millenium has put together an impressive collection with KAOS Theory. CMJ, a music trade publication, stated, "this young lyricist ... attacks the mic with the combined charisma of Notorious B.I.G. and Keith Murray. From gritty jewels like, "Run, Run, Run," to the souled-out "Fantasia," Millenium proves age still ain't nothin' but a number." Make sure that Kaos Theory is in your sound system, if you don't you may experience the chaos of the Y2K bug. How far will you go?" - House Of Abdul Records, Press Kit. In 1999, Millenium received praise in the coveted "Chairman's Choice," as well... "Eighteen-year-old Washington, D.C., product Millenium freely admits that Wu's paper-chase primer inspired him to pursue rap music seriously. Fortunately, the Chocolate City man-child has put his influence to good use. Witness Millenium's own elegantly gruff "Fantasia" (House of Abdul, 703-751-131), the B side to his own "How Far Will You Go" single. Celestial strings and the sampled voice of the forever-solid-gold Dionne Warwick crooning "This enchanted love of ours..." provide a provocative setting for a story line that traces young infatuation through betrayal and lost love to, ultimately, death. Life as a shorty shouldn't be so damn difficult." Dig up his album "KAOS Theory" and listen to "Fantasia" below...


Below are copies of the press kit, Chairman's Choice & CMJ articles...