Devin Miles
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Devin Miles

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Indie

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"The Break Presents: Devin Miles"

If you haven’t heard of Devin Miles, then chances are you’ve been sleeping. The 20-year-old lyricist has a knack for thought-provoking rhymes. With his recent EP In Due Time making noise, get in tune with the Pittsburgh rapper.

Standout: “Wassup”


Also check out: “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”


And: “Jet Lag”


Name: Devin Miles

Age: 21

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa

I grew up listening to: N/A

Most people don’t know I: I have been engineering and producing since I was 14. I know how to play multiple instruments as well. I also was interning at ID Labs but I put that at a halt to focus on my rap career. With that being said, I don’t like to rap over my own beats.

My style or skills have been compared to: Style-wise, my two biggest comparisons are J. Cole and Drake. It goes deeper that the sound, I guess they connect us due to us being light skinned and our love for street wear.

Skill wise I also get compared to J. Cole and Drake. They hear remnants of their sound sometimes in my music. I also get compared some to Wiz Khalifa or Mac Miller because I have had songs where I have talked about weed, plus they are both from Pittsburgh as well. I do smoke, but I don’t focus my music around weed, neither does Mac either as well.

My standout records or moments have been: I feel like a lot of people got hip to my movement with “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” visual. We also shot that on the red camera, and was one of the first in Pittsburgh to do that. I take pride in not just following the footsteps of what happened before me. I also did a record with Juicy J called “Slab.” I have also performed at SXSW, and I did the showcase for Doritos. I haven’t done a show at home in Pittsburgh in awhile, the last one we did was with Kid Ink, and the fan support was amazing.

My goal in hip-hop is: I want to touch everyone with my music. Even if you are not feeling me, you can respect the work. You may agree with it, but you can understand it. Good things come to those who strive to connect with their fans.

I’m gonna be the next: Sound innovator in rap. I like to have big sounds in my music. I want to bring a whole new feel to the music.

To check out more of my music go to: My Twitter is @itsdevinmiles, SoundCloud, Facebook and Instagram. - XXL Magazine - Eric Diep


"MySpace x Rocksmith Present Devin Miles - In Due Time"

The young Pittsburgh MC offers a warm-up to his full-length project dropping this Fall.

Pittsburgh native Devin Miles has been steadily growing, most recently with his street single “Wassup” produced by I.D. Labs (Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller). The Steel City rhyme-kicker gets the cosign from Myspace Music and Rocksmith clothing for his latest offering, the In Due Time EP.

The up-and-comers new batch of original music features the likes of AllStar, Kyle Justice, Mr. Carmack and the aforementioned I.D. Labs on production duties. - The Source - Nate Santos


"25 Under The Radar Acts You Can't Miss"

The 21-year-old MC offers a laid-back flow and lush production that recalls the smoky raps of Curren$y. “I’m in Cali strictly for shopping,” he raps on “Jet Lag,” a pretty swagged-out spot for a Pittsburgh native—and likely not the last place he’ll be flying. - David Greenfield - Myspace Music


"Devin Miles "Gets In The Game" with T.I."

Pittsburgh native Devin Miles had his moment last week on MTV’s Rapfix as he showcased his premier visual “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” for T.I. & Trae The Truth. Devin Miles elaborates on the location of the video and the love he has for his city. He also explains his relationship with Mac Miller while Tip and Trae The Truth give their input on the video as well. - MTV


"Devin Miles – This Is How I Live (Free Album)"

With Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller carrying the flags, Pittsburgh's reputation as a music city has been on a rapid incline. The studio that the two MC's call home, ID Labs, has long been a breeding ground for artists to hone in on their skills. The newest to come out of the hotbed and make noise online is a young rapper and producer by the name of Devin Miles. After putting out his Finding My Own EP last year, Miles has returned with a full-length album that's available free of charge. The project, This Is How I Live, features 11 tracks that include production from the likes of Cardo, Chase N. Cashe and ID Labs. Listen to the entire thing below, and head over to DJ Booth to download it. - HypeTrak - Matt Morris


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While a great artist's music can tell most of their story, there are always details that take time to work their way into the fabric of songs and become synonymous with the personas that capture fans.

Devin Miles' musical journey has just begun, but he's already figuring out how to tap into his particular perspective to bring elements other rappers might not imagine. Devin lives for creation.

Whether sitting at the pianothe instrument his played since an early age, turning the heads of friends and family who inspired him to pursue musicor studying Renaissance art, Devin's days are full of unexpected creative forces. While some rappers might dream of hopping on stage with their chart-topping idols, Devin would rather the impossible chance to bring out Ray Charles and jam on the keys.

His music serves up the crossroads of influences, reflecting the current landscape while allowing Devin's smooth flow, particular musicality, casual cool, and still-developing story to shine through.

This imagination and eclectic perspectiveborn in a household where music of all types was a constant factorare the fuel that feed Devin's artistic growth.

Though his hometown Pittsburgh doesn't possess the storied hip-hop history of some of America's other big metropolises, its recent string of successes in building stars through the independent grind has prepared the 22-year-old for the work necessary to rise from internet buzz to real world notoriety.

He might not be able to resurrect Ray, but Devin is well on his way to leaving a mark on independent hip-hop and climbing to heights beyond the confines of any one genre.

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