Mims (rapper)


Mims graduated from Westbury High School (Old Westbury, New York)
Westbury High School (Old Westbury, New York)
Westbury Senior High School is a ninth-through-12th-grade school of the Westbury Union Free School District , the district covering the village of Westbury, New York...

 and was born in Westbury Ny (Known as West$$) enrolled at Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College is a two-year college. It is located in East Garden City, New York, USA. The school is in Nassau County on Long Island. NCC maintains a nationwide reputation for academic excellence and ease of transferability to four-year institutions.- History :Created as part of the...

. He left the institution after two months of classes to pursue a career in rap music. He began spending time in Harlem
Harlem is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, which since the 1920s has been a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands...

 with Cam'ron
Cameron Giles , better known by his stage name Cam'ron or "Killa Cam", is a Grammy-nominated American actor. He is the founder of the hip-hop group The Diplomats , and also of The U.N. group....

 as an acquaintance. In 2001, he was discovered by Quincy S/Duq Entertainment and soon after featured on a Canadian compilation entitled Private Party Collectors Edition Vol. 2, by Baby Blue Soundcrew
Baby Blue Soundcrew
Baby Blue Soundcrew is a Canadian DJ group from Toronto, Ontario, specializing in hip-hop and R&B music. The group is composed of Kid Kut, KLC, C-Boogie, and Singlefoot. They are notable for releasing two commercially successful compilation albums in 2000 and 2001.-History:Kid Kut and KLC became...

. His guest appearance on the single "Love 'Em All", alongside Choclair
Kareem Blake, better known by his stage name Choclair, is a Canadian rapper. He helped develop Canadian hip hop in the 1990s, as a member of the Circle.-Career:...

, enabled him to be recognized in Canada. The music video was nominated for an MMVA
MuchMusic Video Awards
The MuchMusic Video Awards are annual awards presented by the Canadian music video channel MuchMusic to honour the year's best music videos....

 award. This song was never officially released in the United States. Mims also released his own single entitled "L.O.V.E." which was commercially unsuccessful.

Soon after his recognition in Canada, he would gain connections with Blackout Movement
Blackout Movement
Blackout Movement is a Florida-based production team who produced numerous tracks, most notably, Mims hit This Is Why I'm Hot. They have also produced tracks for Teairra Mari, Ja Rule, Jim Jones, Jin, Mr...

. He would release his first U.S. Single, "I Did You Wrong" gaining modest momentum across the United States. This would not be enough to finalize a legitimate record deal for the artist. In 2006, He began to record tracks for Latin hip hop label Urban Box Office. He decided that it would be in his best interests to structure his own label situation. He would create American King Music alongside business partners Corey Llewellyn & Erik Mendelson. Mims is also known for his two songs "Like This" and "This Is Why I'm Hot
This Is Why I'm Hot
"This Is Why I'm Hot" is a song by American rapper Mims. The song was co-written by Mims and produced by Blackout Movement for his debut album Music Is My Savior ....

". In February 2010 Mims appeared alongside hip-hop legends KRS-One
Lawrence Krisna Parker , better known by his stage names KRS-One , and Teacha, is an American rapper...

 and Redman on a song entitled "How To Be An Emcee 2010".


Mims released his second effort on April 7, 2009, titled "Guilt". In October 2009, "Move (If You Wanna)
Move (If You Wanna)
"Move " is the official first single from Mims' second studio album, Guilt. . The song was released to radio in October 2008.The song was featured in an episode of From G's to Gents. This song was also featured in Step Up 3D...

" became the first official single from Mims' new album, peaking at #63 on the Hot 100 charts. The second single was released on April 7, 2009, entitled "Love Rollercoaster" featuring LeToya Luckett
LeToya Luckett
LeToya Nicole Luckett , known professionally as LeToya, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and actress. She was a member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy Awards and released many successful commercial recordings.After signing a record deal with Capitol Records, she's...


Open [Bars]

On January 01, 2011 Mims announced an innovative CD in collaboration with Digiwaxx Media. The CD features incomplete tracks which gives unsigned artists and producers a chance to showcase their talents and record with Mims.


  • Music Is My Savior
    Music Is My Savior
    Music Is My Savior is the debut album from the American King Music artist Mims . It was released on March 27, 2007...

  • Guilt (2009)
  • Open [BARS] (2011)

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