Million Stylez

Kenshin Iryo aka Million Stylez was born the first of june 1981 in Stockholm Sweden. He grew up in Sollentuna (a suburb in Stockholm/Sweden) and has been living there for 26 years. He is half Japanese and half French and grew up mainly with immigrants from every corner of the world. In that way he says he can feel and relate to people from all over. Million started experimenting with Hip Hop at the young age of nine, writing and recording rap tunes in Swedish on his cassette-player.  In the summer of 2005 Million Stylez went to the finals in “Big Break” arranged by Irie FM (Jamaica’s nr 1 radio station) and red stripe. It is an annual talent competition for upcoming artists in Jamaica with more than 1200 talented applicants. After live shows (in St. Elizabeth, Montego Bay and Kingston), TV and radio-interviews he ended up in a honourable fourth place. He was also the only non-Jamaican that ever had participated in the competition until the year after when Natasha (Denmark) even snatched the first prize. May her soul rest in peace…

2006 March 1st saw the release of his first single “Miss Fatty” through German distributor Soundquake, and was their number one selling tune during a long period of time. “Miss Fatty” was also received very well by radio stations like Hot97, Shade 45 (eminems satellite radio) BBC1Xtra, Kiss FM, NRJ, Voice etc. It has also been the number one track on Trace TV/radio that covers over 50 countries around the world. Not to mention all the sound systems and Djs all over the world. The video was shot in Cuba (Santiago de Cuba) and has over 5.000.000 views on youtube so far.

Million Stylez released his debut album “From A Far” 2007 on KBC music and it includes everything from roots Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop to some R&B influenced songs, there is even a “crunkhall” remix as hidden track (produced by Nordic Steel). Most of the tunes contain conscious lyrics about his gratitude to God the almighty, life struggle, celebration, love and hate, war and peace and generally about all the issues concerning all mankind.

Just to mention few of the artists that Million has worked with, there are big stars like Beyoncé, Loon, Smif N Wessun (Gangsters Prayer), Mr Vegas (Beat Drop pt2), Bunji Garlin (King of socca), Lukie D, Loogaman (Dutty cup), Alozade (JA), J-Ro (Tha Alcoholics) and two of Sweden’s biggest and most respected rappers such as Promoe (Loop Troop Rockers) and Ken Ring. He has also been the opening act for artists like Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Nina Sky, Ryan Leslie, Fatman Scoop, Wayne Wonder, Mr Vegas, TOK, Anthony B, Ward 21, Alozade, Zumjay among others. We can also add to the list that he has recorded a whole heap of dubplates for big soundsystems and selectors like David Rodigan (UK..s biggest and most known selector), Mighty Crown (world clash champions from japan), Massive B (Hot 97), Sentinel (former world champions), Robbo Ranx and Silver Star(BBC 1extra) plus several several more…

Million is at the moment touring around the world to promote his new album “Everyday” with the hits Supastar, Love We Deal With, World Crisis etc. including guests like Busy Signal, Gentleman and Don Carlos. He just came back from his US tour and is also working on new riddims (Cosa Nostra by Ward 21 for example) and new tunes … What more is it to say, million have million tings a gwaan…


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