In this Solecast I took a trip down to Soulfolks Records in Biddeford, Maine to interview Rory Ferreira, the artist formerly known as Milo. Milo is a rapper, producer, poet, shopkeeper, and member of the Ruby Yacht Collective. Milo has a wide ranging catalogue of rap songs which are experimental, poetic and informed by study of his craft and literature. Milo infuses a sense of wonder into his work, toying with the medium and keeps his work engaging without playing into the music industry or its pseudo-hype machine.
In this interview we discuss:
How growing up around a preacher helped shape his approach to rap & philosophy
How poetry informs his work
Maine life and why connection to nature is so important
His time working as a farmer
His politics (he wants Black folks to win)
Why Ruby Yacht shits on police
Why he opened a record store in 2018, in Maine.
His mother, Shay Stewart Bouley