Solecast w/ Rory Ferreira (FKA Milo) on Philosophy, Rap & Wonder

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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)

  • His origins 

  • Why Ruby Yacht shits on police

  • Why he opened a record store in 2018, in Maine.

  • Fatherhood

  • His mother, Shay Stewart Bouley

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