The Harlem, New York, rapper got his first taste of popularity when DJ Kay Slay featured him on his mixtape. He dropped his debut album, Back 2 Tha Future,
in 2006, which featured "It's Whateva" with Fat Joe
. The rapper released his second effort, The Time Is Now
, the following year, along with Politics as Usual
. In 2008, Millz announced a record deal with Lil Wayne's
Young Money Entertainment. And in 2009, he hit the stage to perform "Every Girl" at the BET Awards.