Zoey Dollaz: Putting On For His City

Elvis “Zoey Dollaz” Millord, the 25-year-old Haitian-American phenom from North Miami Beach, signed with Epic and Future Hendrix’s Freebandz imprint — and is flaming the airwaves with hit after hit. He dropped his first record “I Run AP” and followed it with a “Blow A Check,” which garnered him local attention from fellow Miami rapper Rick Ross and several another artists — and premiered earlier this year on BET Jamz. On July 4th, while the nation was celebrating their festivities for Independence Day, Zoey decided to drop a mixtape to show his versatile body of work to the masses; the project was titled Port-Au-Prince, after Haiti’s capital city. It was 16 tracks of straight heat with features from Future, Lil Durk, K Camp, and Cheeks Boss just to name a few — but Zoey Dollaz [for the most part] held his own.

The artist showed listeners his lyricism in both English and Creole on the tape, especially on records like “For My People” and “Imma Zoe.” “Hold Down The Set” is laced with Future’s catchy ‘traprooning’ aka crooning on trap beats.

“They told me I would never make it, but when they book me I feel the spot, these niggas be hating they ain’t listen to me when I told them to watch, I just go up on the gram on them every post had niggas shocked.”
—Zoey Dollaz

There are [plenty of] Haitian-American recording artists buzzing and bursting on the scene right now, such as incarcerated rapper Kodak Black, Lajan Slim, and Choppa Zoe; but, Zoey stands in his lane. It was Zoey’s feature and a cameo in DJ Stevie J’s “It Only Happens In Miami” video alongside Miami veteran Trick Daddy and Memphis’s own Young Dolph that put the nation’s spotlight on the young artist. He has already released a video for “Couches,” his hit from the tape. The rapper favours a young Miami version of Scarface the Houston, TX rap legend. Support real music from a real artist embracing his real culture by following him on Instagram and Twitter @zoeydollaz for more information and music.

Ernst Constant About Author

I'm Ernst Constant and I was born on a hot day back when keep on movin' was on the radio. I spent much of my early life in Newark, NJ. I hung around a rough crowd where Hip Hop became my soundtrack. I'm a graduate of Kean University and I like to write.