Born Rory Ferreira on February 3rd, 1992, Milo is a Wisconsin native, a philosopher, and most famously, a rapper.
He studied Philosophy at St. Norbert’s College, and started writing raps at the age of 19, after the death of his best friend.
Milo has collaborated with a variety of artists over the course of his career. From [Hemlock Ernst] of [Future Islands] to [Anderson .Paak], he was also a member of the trio Nom De Rap and the now-defunct collective Hellfyre Club.
His music addresses angst and inconsistencies of the lived experience on a sardonic level. In a discussion with Interview Magazine Rory said of his moniker:
The name comes from The Phantom Tollbooth. I guess Milo is a paradox versus Rory, right? The rapping utilizes all these real-life anxieties but in a way that is somewhat redeeming. In that way, I have more power, more agency, when I’m operating in the world as Milo, because I can convert shitty things into money. I’ve always been rapping like this.