Hash Mills is an international artist hailing from Brownsville, Brooklyn and currently living in Los Angeles. In the early 2000’s he was a member of the group Rise & Shine, which was distributed by Rawkus Records and recorded with DJ Premier, Kurupt, DJ Green Lantern and many others. The duo alongside Indie-Pop’s Ben Willis released “Gotcha Back,” a DJ Premier produced single on their own Freeze Records distributed label and it drew critical acclaim with mentions in The Source and Bet.com. The 12 inch single did excellent at radio and was played by Marley Marl and Pete Rock on Hot 97 for four consecutive weeks. A mutual friend let Kanye West hear it and he called it “futuristic." With independent success and international tours opening for Souls of Mischief under their belt, the sky was the limit. Rise & Shine was in talks to sign with The Neptune’s Star Trak records, but distribution issues and the group’s subsequent split, dashed those dreams.
Hash Mills immediately embarked on a solo career, pressing up a CD of his demo with production from J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Hi-Tek, DJ Khalil as well as Hash himself. The 9th Wonder produced leak featured Duckdown's Buckshot and charted number one on multiple college radio charts. This success led to a few years of living, recording and curating Art shows in Europe and Canada, booking after parties for Prince and commercials for Sol Republic.
In 2014 we saw the return of Hash Mills with a new free download. Open Road, a four song EP recorded in Los Angeles accompanied with four music videos captured and directed by Brock Mills in New York and Los Angeles. Production is handled by longtime collaborator Levelz (Jay-Z, Consequence), DJ Katch from Frankfurt Germany, and Los Angeles newcomer Robek. The Open Road EP was released on October 26, 2014.