Milo (musician)
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Milo Musician
Rory Ferreira
Scallops Hotel,[1] Black Orpheus[2]
Born (1992-02-03) February 3, 1992 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Genres Hip hop, alternative hip hop
Rapper, producer

Rory Ferreira[3] (born February 3, 1992),[4] better known by his stage name Milo (often stylized as milo), is an American rapper and producer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[5][6] He often collaborates with Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle and Hemlock Ernst among others.[7] He has been a member of the Hellfyre Club collective.[8]

Early life

Ferreira was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents under 21 who were high school dropouts.[9][10] Shortly after his birth, he moved to Saco, Maine, where he would spend most of his early life.[11] Here, at age 12, he was introduced to hip hop through his uncle, who showed him Nas.[12] For high school, Ferreira moved with his father to Kenosha, Wisconsin. He participated in theatre in school and was always working on hip hop out of school.[13] By the time he got to college, Milo had been to 13 different schools.[14] He first began rapping as part of the Kenosha and a Wisconsin hip-hop trio Nom de Rap, which additionally consisted of rappers Nicholas J and AD the Architect. Following high school, he attended St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin for Philosophy, before he dropped out to pursue a music career.[15][16] Ferreira is a vegetarian.[17]

Musical career

In 2010, Nom de Rap released their first joint mixtape, Greatest Hits Vol. 1.[18][19]

Milo released his first solo mixtape, I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here in 2011.[20]Milo Takes Baths was released in 2012.[21] The song "Kenosha, WI" was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in a 2012 issue of the journal Postmodern Culture.[22]

Milo released two EPs, Things That Happen at Day and Things That Happen at Night, in January 2013.[23] The Cavalcade mixtape followed in July 2013.[24] In November 2013, he appeared on Hellfyre Club's compilation Dorner vs. Tookie.[25] He released Poplar Grove (or How to Rap with a Hammer) under the moniker Scallops Hotel in November 2013.[26] His first official album, A Toothpaste Suburb, was released on Hellfyre Club on September 23, 2014.[27] In 2015, he released So the Flies Don't Come, which was entirely produced by Kenny Segal.[28]


Milo has said he came up with his name at age 16 after reading the book The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, although in a separate interview with everydejavu he states that his name is an acronym for "maybe i like owls", in reference to his first rap name being "wise owl, himself".[29][30]




  • Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (2010) (with Nicholas J and AD the Architect, as Nom de Rap)
  • I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here (2011)
  • Milo Takes Baths (2012)
  • Cavalcade (2013)
  • Over the Carnage Rose a Voice Prophetic (2017) (as Scallops Hotel)
  • Sovereign Nose of (Y)our Arrogant Face (2018) (as Scallops Hotel)


  • Things That Happen at Day (2013)
  • Things That Happen at Night (2013)
  • Poplar Grove (or How to Rap with a Hammer) (2013) (as Scallops Hotel)
  • Boyle and Piles (2014) (with Safari Al, as Red Wall)


  • "Concerning the Dream Tigers I Have Seen (for Borges)" (2012)
  • "This Can't Be the Place (Evil Doer Melody)" (2013)

Guest appearances

  • Nicholas J - "Sound Advice" from Demolition Mixtape (2010)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Boss Fight" from Rent Party Extension (2012)
  • Mantras - "Villain" from Easy, Hogarth (2013)
  • Nedarb Nagrom - "Weirdos" from Warm Lettuce (2013)
  • The Wilde - "Greatest Fear" from Urban Alien Nation (2013)
  • Tera Melos - "Snake Lake (Busdriver Remix)" from X'ed Out Remixes (2013)
  • Anderson .Paak - "Heart of Gold (Chain)" from Cover Art (2013)
  • Kool A.D. - "Pass the Milk" from Not O.K. (2013) (track appears as "In Gaol" on A Toothpaste Suburb)
  • Iglooghost - "Frenchopen" from Treetunnels (2014) (milo's verse also appears in "Thatness and Whatness" on A Toothpaste Suburb)
  • WC Tank - "reconsidering" from almost forever (2014)
  • Busdriver - "king cookie faced(for Hellfyre) (Greyhat Remix)" (2014)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Trickeration" from A Special Episode Of (2015)
  • Prefuse 73 - "140 Jabs Interlude" from Rivington Não Rio (2015)
  • Kiings - "Garden" from Wwydf (2015)
  • Botany - "Au Revoir" and "No Translator" from Dimming Awe, the Light Is Raw (2015)
  • Busdriver - "Worlds to Run" from Thumbs (2015)
  • Elos - "Not the Best" from Limit Break (2016)
  • Willie Green - "The Mental Wizard" from Doc Savage (2016)
  • Q The Sun - "On the Way to Something Else" (2016)
  • R. Bravery - "One-Hundred Black Kites" from HAMAON (2016) (as Scallops Hotel)
  • Blu & Fa+e - "Oblivia" from Open Your Optics to Optimism (2016)
  • Sixo - "Random Awakening" from The Odds of Free Will (2017)

Compilation appearances

  • "All Pastel Everything" and "Manchester" from Dorner vs. Tookie (2013)
  • "You Are Safe Now" from Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows (2014)
  • "1 of Mine" and "Building Gray" from Catcher of the Fade (2015)
  • "milo Speaks" from Arte Para Todos 2016 (2016) (a short segment of an interview with Rory Ferreira)


  1. ^ Martin, Andrew (November 19, 2013). "Stream Milo's New EP as Scallops Hotel, 'Poplar Grove'". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Kestly, Jacob (May 23, 2014). "Milo: Milwaukee's Val Kilmer In Real Genius". Radio Milwaukee. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ Galil, Leor (September 24, 2014). "Kendrick Lamar and Milo drop divergent hip-hop releases on the same day". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Ferreira, Rory (June 15, 2013). "Press". Milo. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Martin, Andrew (July 23, 2013). "How the WWE and Nas Influence Rapper Milo". MTV Hive. Retrieved 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee". Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Hudson, Alex (October 28, 2013). "Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle & Milo - "All Pastel Everything"". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ Rew, Jessica (October 6, 2013). "Open Mike Eagle & Milo Talk Hellfyre Club & LA's Hip Hop Scene". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ Mueller, Matt (March 1, 2015). "Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee". Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ Bell, Max (2013-07-23). "Milo Is Ready to Take Over the Art Rap Scene". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Bell, Max (July 23, 2013). "Milo Is Ready to Take Over the Art Rap Scene". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ "How the WWE and Nas Influence Rapper Milo". MTV News. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ Blanchfield, Corrigan (October 10, 2016). ""I'm Already One of the Greatest Living Rappers": An Interview with milo". Passion Weiss. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ "Finding Purpose and Being Moral with Rory Ferreira aka Milo". YouTube. Sep 5, 2013. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ "Rapper Milo brings his music - and his hopes - back to Milwaukee". Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "10 New Artists You Need to Know: January 2016". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "Interview: An Evening with Milo". St. Louis: KCOU. November 6, 2014. Retrieved 2016. 
  18. ^ "Nom de Rap: About". Nom de Rap. Facebook. Retrieved 2013. 
  19. ^ "Nom de Rap". The Whethermen's Union. December 1, 2010. Archived from the original on February 3, 2011. Retrieved 2015. 
  20. ^ Galil, Leor (November 30, 2011). "Cheap Tunes: Milo's I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here". Forbes. Archived from the original on October 25, 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  21. ^ Galil, Leor (February 20, 2012). "Cheap Tunes: Milo's 'Milo Takes Baths'". Forbes. Retrieved 2015. 
  22. ^ "Volume 22, Number 2, January 2012". Postmodern Culture. Retrieved 2014. 
  23. ^ Gillespie, Blake (November 19, 2013). "Milo creates side project Scallops Hotel". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2015. 
  24. ^ Aborisade, Femi (July 19, 2013). "Interview: Milo Speaks On 'Cavalcade,' Hellfyre Club, and Becoming a Road Warrior". Potholes in My Blog. Archived from the original on June 20, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  25. ^ Jenkins, Craig (November 26, 2013). "Hellfyre Club: Dorner vs. Tookie". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013. 
  26. ^ Tracy, Dylan (November 13, 2013). "Listen to Scallops Hotel's (Milo) 'Xergiok's Chagrin (A Song For Jib)'". Prefix. Retrieved 2015. 
  27. ^ Rattigan, Nick (September 23, 2014). "Stream Milo's A Toothpaste Suburb". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2015. 
  28. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (October 14, 2015). "milo: so the flies don't come". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2015. 
  29. ^ "Interview: milo talks Hellfyre Club, philosophy, 'a toothpaste suburb' & more". EveryDejaVu | Music Updates, Interviews, Reviews, Editorials & more. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ "Printing - Discovery: Milo - Interview Magazine". Retrieved . 

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