Singled Out: Milton J and The Leftovers' Killing Dreams
Over the last year, Milton J and The Leftovers have created a buzz in the Mid Atlantic. Rocking the stage from NY to NC, This hip-hop/Rock group has had the opportunity to share the stage with a range of major artists including Redman, Rehab, Nappy Roots, !Mayday!, R.A. the Rugged Man, Ces Cru, Almost Kings, Whitney Peyton, and Super Bob. Their dedication to the music is evident as they are currently finalists for best Rap/RnB act in the Maryland Music Awards, #1 on the ReverbNation charts in their city, and have an unmistakable face in the DMV music scene.
Their single "Killing Dreams", released March 26, begins the campaign for their upcoming album "Vain Wisdom". The track represents the struggles of being a musician in the modern industry. From the formulaic copies of artists in each genre trying to make it in the game to the shady cut throat deals behind the scenes of the business. "Killing Dreams" expresses the frustration, anxiety, and self-doubt of an artist trying to create something unique and intangible in a noisy world of labels, gimmicks, and entertainment. Milton J speaks about the conscious digression of the hip-hop and rock culture that surrounds him and how the inability of truly expressing oneself as a real individual can kill one's dreams.
The single also demonstrates the range of ability and musicianship of the group. Milton J and The Leftovers have a unique voice: a raw mixture of Alternative Rock and Hip-hop developed into it's own consciousness. "Killing Dreams" not only exemplifies the group's sound to the listener but more importantly showcases the intentions of the crew as they delve deeper into the music industry.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!