Ez Mil Shares Deluxe LP ‘DU4LI7Y: Redux’ & “Realest” Featuring Eminem Lyric Video + Track “Podium”

Philippines-born, Las Vegas-based multi-faceted musician, Ez Mil, who both raps and sings, shares the highly anticipated, layered deluxe version of his second album, DU4LI7Y: REDUX. Plus, the musician shares the lyric video for the recently released track “Realest” featuring Eminem and the new track “Podium“, following his recent signing to Eminem and Dr. Dre‘s Shady Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records. Mil joins the likes of 50 Cent as only a few of the artists signed directly to all three labels.

Out in full today, DU4LI7Y: REDUX, which features artwork done by Ez Mil himself, expands on the original work to begin a new chapter–only this time–supported and approved by two of the rising rapper’s longtime idols. Ez Mil emphasizes the importance of his own vulnerability and its role in creating the best, most authentic music he can make. Mil says ultimately, his creative process includes, “just putting my thoughts out there and wearing my heart on my sleeve. It’s my journal. My music is my story.”

Alongside the deluxe album release, Ez Mil shares the latest track “Podium,” that reflects his experience as a rising rapper and someone who others might admire. Ez Mil shares the song is, “dedicated to the powers that be. It sheds light on how rappers or writers sometimes feel like politicians with the truth behind what they say and the fear they feel of what might happen as someone in a position of influence.” Aware of his role as someone with a platform and a microphone, Ez Mil hopes to make friends and family proud as he propels into the next phase of his flourishing career.

Powered by lithe, expressive vocals, dexterous raps, and songwriting know-how, Ez Mil’s latest level up is the product of talent, hard work, and a keen knowledge of his own audience — in this case, that crowd happened to include Slim Shady himself. In February, Ez Mil released the video for his DU4LI7Y single “Up Down” on Virgin Music. Noting the similarities in their percussive flows, Eminem’s fans quickly picked up on the new release. About a month later, Eminem heard the song, and Ez Mil drove from Vegas to Los Angeles where he met Dre and Eminem for the first time, leading Eminem to share the track online with the words, “This is why we signed him.” Ez and Eminem then stayed in contact and recorded their collaboration, “Realest,” a certified showcase of rap acrobatics. 

On the recently shared Eminem collaboration, “Realest,” the two bludgeon a pulsing beat with a barrage of multisyllabic rhyme schemes and the sorts of quippy wordplay that propelled Eminem to stardom. Now, having signed Ez Mil to his label, along with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope, Eminem is in a position to help push Ez to the same heights. Some of that work involved curating DU4LI7Y: REDUX, which will be Ez Mil’s final release on Virgin Music.

On Eminem’s enormous impact on Ez Mil’s own life and career, Ez shares, “Eminem’s been an inspiration to me growing up, this song means a lot to me because my biggest dream was to watch Eminem perform live–and for me to have a track with him is beyond crazy and I’m always going to be grateful.”

Opening up about the moment he showed the two rap legends the track, Ez says he had the beat made days prior and explains, “When I let Em and Dre hear it for the first time, Dre said, ‘Oh yeah Marshall gon’ eat that up,’ and Em shouted from the back of the studio, ‘Yup! Give it to me,’ and the rest is history.”

As a Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist, Ez Mil joins some of music’s most legendary forces. Eminem used endlessly personal songwriting and caustic wit to become one of the most defining artists in American pop culture. Before him, Dr. Dre pioneered the sound of West Coast hip-hop twice, first as a member of the seminal group N.W.A., and a few years later by infusing street music with soulful melodies to soundtrack a new generation of low-riding cool. Together, Eminem and Dr. Dre have made timeless music. They co-signed 50 Cent in 2002, whose music broke Billboard records while crystallizing him as a rap immortal. Building off the work of Virgin, Ez is poised to let his singing-rapping talent help him follow in those footsteps.

On the momentous signing, Eminem says, “We’ve never been out there signing a lot of artists, and one of the great things about how we built Shady is how selective we’ve been.” 

After hearing Ez Mil, Eminem knew immediately he had to bring him in–and made an unusual, huge move. “And it’s even rarer that Dre and I sign something together – but I heard Ez’s music and was like, ‘this is really special” so I took it to Dre. We both agreed it would be a great fit and we wanted to work with him right on the spot.” 

Recognizing Ez Mil’s unparalleled talent, Dr. Dre added, “I’m really only interested in working on shit that sounds different from anything else going on out there, and only then if I feel I can really bring something to it. Em played me Ez and I had that feeling…that thing that happens when we both know we’ve found something special. And that was it….let’s get to work.”

DU4LI7Y: REDUX features four new tracks including “Podium,” “Coin$,” and “The Long Run,” and release, “Realest” featuring Eminem, alongside four tracks from last year’s standard version of DU4LI7Y. There are also three fan-favorite tracks from Ez Mil’s prior catalog to complete this unforgettable chapter, including “Into It All”, “1st & Last” and “Easy-Going Millions.” The eleven-song tracklist was curated by Eminem.

Ez Mil’s second studio album DU4LI7Y (Duality), produced and engineered by Mil himself, arrived in July 2022 and strikingly showcases the musician’s versatility as he bounces between languages, changes flows, and effortlessly floats over beats. Filled with everything from repentance, to love, to heartbreak to hometown pride, Ez Mil paints an intricate portrait of his life in the Philippines that highlights Ez Mil’s unparalleled genre fluidity and reveals a more mature, refined musician.