It took only a number of seconds for Milan Scott to have an understanding of the nightmare he’d woken up to on March 18, 2014. It was early in the early morning when the 22-12 months-outdated Worcester resident expert the scare of his existence, right after staying disturbed from his rest by two gentlemen standing more than him keeping butcher knives and a crowbar. Although having difficulties to carry himself off the floor, Scott appeared down to see himself covered in his individual blood, acknowledging he’d presently been dragged from his bed, struck in the head by a crowbar, and stabbed numerous instances.
Right after around 30 minutes of receiving brutal beatings and everyday living threats, Scott was still left for dead by his two attackers who disappeared from the scene unscathed, soon after robbing the dwelling of $80,000 in funds, which Scott had invested years saving. Following currently being observed by his father, who experienced still left previously that early morning to generate Scott’s mother to work, Scott was rushed to the clinic, the place he survived a complete of 15 stab wounds through his facial area and overall body and a sliced tendon, leaving him with an immobile still left index finger to this day.
Acquiring survived these a violent assault, the now 30-calendar year-outdated Worcester rapper and songwriter has worked to channel the ache and adversity he is faced into his creative persona, “Milano The Great.”
“I’m a seriously resilient man or woman,” he reported. “I’ve hardly ever permit the difficult periods I’ve been as a result of render me from pursuing a brilliant long run, or discourage me. I hardly ever ran in the face of adversity. I failed to operate from the city, I failed to run from my attackers, I stayed and I figured it out and even now ongoing on with my lifestyle.”
In his most recent one, “Skeye Crimson,” which was produced earlier this thirty day period, he vents the pain he’s both of those witnessed and endured, whilst remaining resilient by character. “Pain in my heart, discomfort in my eyes, appear up the sky’s red” and “made it by means of the doorway ya ya created it as a result of the war ya ya, developed it up from the floor ya ya.”
For Scott, not running away from his complications has been a main factor toward becoming the inspirational male and artist he is now. In accordance to Scott, “If I would’ve still left the city I may well not even be making new music.”
Scott’s 2021 track “Neva Ran” offers an additional sample of the artist’s fiery spirit when he raps “Dark times designed me that (expletive) I essential to experience that pain” and “Them boys cut from a distinctive fabric they don’t assess to I, I truly been all by means of it deserve my piece of the pie.”
Although Scott’s track lyrics only trace at the violence and injustices he professional, Scott designs to launch an emotionally billed and detail filled tunes movie for “Neva Ran” on June 1. Scott’s manager, Happi Hongla, a former govt assistant to Atlantic Information, describes the songs online video as “a cinematic encounter primarily based on true functions.”
Scott discovered that tunes has constantly been an crucial portion of his existence, but it wasn’t until this previous yr, right after conference Happi, that he began to deliberately acquire a musical job for himself.
According to Hongla, “There are so many ways he’s evolving as a man or woman, I necessarily mean, just turning what the moment was a interest into a serious profession endeavor has been a huge phase in the proper course for him.”
More than the a long time, Scott turned to music generation as an outlet for healthy self expression and option to share his adaptable everyday living encounters from the point of view of his lavish character Milano The Good. Scott identifies himself as an artist with a flair for the finer, much more luxurious issues in life — opulence getting a well-known topic in lots of of his lyrics, as listened to in his preferred monitor titled “Milano <3”, where he pays tribute to the popular fashion line Milano Di Rouge, rapping “You caught my eye you had Milano on your body, I’m like it must be meant to be I’m on your body ayyy,” and especially in his song "perpetual," where his boss rapper mentality comes fiercely into play saying, “And I know it don't take too much time to go put in that work, and I know it don't take too much time to put boy on that shirt, never late I go to work, I’m up now I know they hurt.”
Having experienced an assortment of life’s ups and downs — surviving a violent home invasion, being robbed of $80,000, losing friends, gaining a daughter and developing a career as a music artist — it’s safe to say Scott has acquired a fair amount of wisdom, which is why he feels his mission as an artist is to motivate and inspire his listeners here in Worcester, and cities everywhere.
“I almost lost my life,” Scott said. “So I’m definitely not wasting any time with anything I’m doing. Anything I do, I do it full fledged and put my all into it. What happened to me was definitely a wake-up call for how short life can be, you gotta cherish every moment and be serious about what you do, and realize the value of time.”
Follow Milan on social media @milanolvtl and find his music on YouTube and all streaming services as Milano The Great.