Rakeem Miles released his debut album, Action Figure Miles. The album is a synopsis of Miles‘ life that introduces the world to his many alter egos, and celebrates his feeling of being an outcast.
Made with the intention to uplift and motivate, the album begins with his journey of moving from Maryland to LA with nothing, and each track chronicles different steps Miles took to carve his place in the industry.
As the album progresses, we meet a variety of characters, including an action figure Miles
‘ created for the cartoon, “Dante’s Toys”.
The multidimensional project appeals to many genres from pop to hip hop and embodies Miles
‘ desire to not conform with what is expected of him. The project includes features from Madeline Kenney, REXTHERAGER, Herrick & Hooley and more. The first two singles from the project were “A Dollar a Day”
and “Black Ass.”
Action Figure Miles Tracklist:
1. Action Figure Miles
2. A Dollar a Day
3. That’s My Girl
4. Black Ass
5. Hard Way (feat. Godfather and REXTHERAGER)
6. North East
8. Brakes (feat. Madeline Kenney)
11. Rose Petal (feat. Madeline Kenney)
13. One Day (feat. Mari)
14. Lemonade (feat. Alo Ver, Yoastrum, and Herrick & Hooley)
15. Fall Back (feat. Herrick & Hooley)
16. I’m the Man
17. Don’t Be Afraid
Rakeem Miles is a rapper, singer, songwriter, artist and record producer from Baltimore, Maryland. Since his chaotic youth, growing up in an environment amongst drugs, violence and familial strife, Rakeem Miles has sought solace in escaping reality. Throughout his childhood, he would use action figures, cartoons, and music to recreate an environment where he felt comfort and creativity. Action Figure Miles, his debut album, is a synopsis of Miles‘ life that introduces the world to his many alter egos, and celebrates his feeling of being an outcast. Miles’ struggles with friendship, career, equality, and depression are themes touched upon in his unapologetically honest music. Miles counts Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Pharrell Williams as influences for his work.
Miles has worked with Chad Hugo Of N.E.R.D and Waka Flocka, he’s also been getting nods from the likes of Randy Jackson, Aaron Carter, and Mike Will Made It. Miles has produced for Dr. Dre alongside Chris “The Glove” Taylor, and written records for Skrillex’s label, OWLSA. In addition to music, Miles also pursues comedic endeavors and has been featured in Adult Swim’s fishcenter.