31 Hours Til What
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  • A Little About Me
    Genre: Hip-Hop
    WAV (03:25) [51.61 MB]
  • I'm Not Built For a 9 to 5
    Genre: Hip-Hop
    WAV (03:21) [50.71 MB]
  • Lift Me Up
    Genre: Hip-Hop
    WAV (02:52) [43.49 MB]
  • Do What You Love
    Genre: Hip-Hop
    WAV (04:08) [62.66 MB]
  • I'd Rather Be Alone
    Genre: Hip-Hop
    WAV (02:48) [42.38 MB]
Biography
"31 Hours Til What?"

is about the uncertainty of life, and how I, Mission Man, handle that uncertainty. During the 3 and a half years it took me to record this album, I experienced tremendous ups and downs. I got to live my dream, sleeping in my car and at other random places, during the "Do What You Love" tour from April until June of 2009. Before that, I moved to Chicago, and watched everything fall apart, while feeling completely alone; I was able to recover only by throwing myself back into music more than I ever had before.

I slept in a closet for 9 months because someone close to me needed a place to stay.

I left North America for the first time, and learned many things about life from seeing another culture in Japan.

I gained 30 pounds, then lost 40, based on stress, and then lack thereof.

I made some really bad decisions, and some really good ones. I don't regret any of them.

I was rejected... by several women, by more music festivals, by venues, radio stations, newspapers, potential fans, and probably many things I'm forgetting about. More importantly, I was accepted, by friends, family, fans, venues, newspapers, and probably many things I'm forgetting about.

I grew tremendously as a musician, and aside from "A Little About Me," I wrote and recorded every piece of music on the album. "A Little About Me" was musically created by a friend of mine in Columbus, OH. Last I checked, he wanted to be anonymous.

I have grown tremendously as a person throughout the creation of this album. I am still tremendously passionate about music, and I am very thankful for the experiences it has given me, and the real connections I've made because of it. Of course, I'd love to make a living from my music, but even if I continue to lose money making it, music has enriched my life in ways money never could.

This album is a reflection of all of these things, and much more. I have always been open about who I am, and this album continues to show who I am, more broadly and with more depth, than any previous album.
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  • Members:
    Gary Milholland
  • Sounds Like:
    Grand Buffet, Sage Francis, Atmosphere, Bloodhound Gang
  • Influences:
    Prince, Beastie Boys, U2, A Tribe Called Quest, Les Claypool, Rage Against the Machine, Digital Underground, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, Whodini, Rakim, Tupac, Talking Heads, Flea, Billy Joel
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    11/07/05
  • Profile Last Updated:
    03/25/10 02:55:39

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