Born to parents younger than he is now, Milo was given the name Rory Ferreira and grew up in Saco, Maine. While in grade school, his uncle turned him onto rappers including Nas. Later, milo discovered art rappers Open Mike Eagle and Busdriver, both of whom he cites as largely influential.
Milo and his father relocated to Kenosha, Wisconsin for high school. Here, in 2009, he was president of his senior class, won awards for stage acting and was elected Badger Boys State Governor as part of a program recognizing Wisconsin's brightest high school students.
Though he comes to L.A. sometimes, he's still in school at St. Norbert College, a small Catholic liberal arts institution in De Pere, Wisconsin, majoring in philosophy. Having gotten in touch with Open Mike Eagle via MySpace, Mike took him on his first tour.
Meanwhile, Milo first began rapping with friends in the group called Nom de Rap. His first solo project, 2011's I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here, was inspired by the death of his best friend Robert Espinoza. In 2012, he then released Milo takes Baths.
All of this eventually led to a deal with L.A. rapper Nocando's label Hellfyre Club -- which also features Open Mic Eagle -- and Milo's released two EPs that reflect his intellect. All this, and he still hasn't graduated from college in Wisconsin.
His delivery is a rhythmic style of spoken word, and he references writers and philosophers as much as he does '90s Nickelodeon shows, and WWF wrestlers. Milo's music is honest and open, unpretentious and approachable. Though he'll namedrop Bertrand Russell, he's not trying to make you feel dumb, just suggesting you might like the guy's writing. In any case, it's not music for the passive listener.