Critically acclaimed artist/musician Ez Mil was born in Olongapo City, Philippines before migrating to the United States as a teenager. He recently went viral, performing “Panalo,” on the Wish USA bus. The memorable performance has garnered over 62 million views on YouTube, and has caught the viral attention of the YouTuber reaction community worldwide. Since then, he has signed with Virgin Music and continuing to make an impact in the industry with his many talents in writing, producing, directing, dancing and playing several instruments.
Follow along as Ez as well as his mother, Hazel Miller, who is also his FFP Records and Management Co-Manager, give us a behind-the-scenes look into his early life. From his humble beginnings making music in his bedroom, to performing on television with GRAMMY award-winning band 1500 or Nothin, to producing his own virtual concert watched by thousands, discover how EZ Mil is striving in America while never forgetting and always representing where he came from.
Watch Ez’s “Making it in America” full episode below:
Making it in America is a new MYX original series that follows the multigenerational, challenging journey of successful Filipino entrepreneurs, artists, celebrities & influencers. The story documents the sacrifice and immigration of their parents & friends from the Philippines that worked hard to help raise them and kickstart their careers. The theme of the show was inspired by Guapdad 4000’s “I’m just trying to make it in America,” lyric from his song “Chicken Adobo,” produced by !llmind.
Making it in America Team:
Executive Producer: Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias
Writer & Producer: Nino Llanera
Director of Photography: Christopher Henley
Editor: Jon Santos
Los Angeles Line Producer: Deji Bankole
Camera Operators: Christian Hoffman & Eric Smith
Las Vegas Line Producers: Jayar “Left-Eye” Tolentino, TNES Madolora, Twopas
Watch & share the Ez Mil “Making it in America” Trailer below:
Special Thanks: Wish USA & Wish 107.5
YouTube Reactors: Waleska Herrera, Music Game News, Bubs and Doe, Glasses Kingdom, Albert and Cynthia, Gabi S, Realist, RT TV & Scru Face Jean
“Chicken Adobo” by Guapdad 4000 & !llmind is available on all streaming platforms.
With Ez’s biggest influences as Chris Brown and Eminem; The music that he writes and releases usually hit closer to his real life and are less theatrical than his heavy and destruction-driven metal music, but he doesn’t let that get in the way of his passion to deliver a solid experience to whomever takes a listen.
Hailing from the 2200; at the 27th of July, 1998, EZ was born a Filipino, half Caucasian in Olongapo City, Philippines. Born into parents that were tearing it up in the nation’s local Rock & Roll scene, that city was his place of birth and where he was raised. As the norm of rebellion from over-exposure, instead of Rock, Hip-Hop / Rap was the first musical genre he fell in love with. Then as he grew up, being exposed to the peek of R&B / Pop infused with Hip-Hop.
Chris Brown & Eminem’s music and dancing became the first obsession for Ez’s childhood self-expression, with there being a point where it was only Chris Brown songs and videos as his choice of entertainment. But from that obsession, brew his practice on the basics of vocal athleticism because of Brown’s songs, and led to the love for dancing; which led him to another obsession for the Jabbawockeez. Having him diversify his dancing style from Krump, Michael Jackson, Pop n’ Lock, Isolation (robotic dance subgenre), and a little bit of B-Boy.
But as any child who grows out of certain obsession phases, Ez was far unlike those children. For anything he falls in love with and obsesses over, he will for the rest of his life. Up to now, Ez Mil keeps stacking up on things that he loves to do, and no one has, or ever will keep him in one box. From musical genres in his music, producing, dancing, skateboarding, illustrative art, and many more. He has amassed 63M+ international viral views for his “Panalo” performance on the Wish Bus as well as been critically acclaimed for his appearances on Power 106’s “On the 8th,” ASAP Natin To & his own KTX virtual concert.
For more follow: @ezekielmiller, featured photo by Sthanlee Mirador.