As a London-native, Milli Jean has dreams of rocking a sold out show at the O2 Arena. He’s seen some of his biggest inspirations achieve success with their music, and he plans to be next.

Before he first stepped into a studio, Milli studied his biggest inspirations, from Digga D to NBA YoungBoy. While he drew from many different artists and genres, his style is decisively his own: it feels like he’s effortlessly talking into the microphone, yet somehow sustaining the same gritty energy that has made drill music so popular.

With the release of his debut track, “Different,” as a Babygrande Records recording artist, Milli unleashes a slew of different flows that revolve around an anthem-like hook. For such a new artist, he has an impressive grasp of when to work in complex rhyme patterns and when to hit the breaks to let the beat breathe.

Milli wants to change how people think of and listen to drill music: he wants to erase the violent stigma around the genre and have people turn up to it instead. It’s a lofty goal, but he takes a strong step in the right direction on “Different.”

Watch the “Different” video below: