Jake Miller "What I Wouldn't Give"
Thursday June 21, 2012
19-year-old rapper, singer, and songwriter Jake Miller has just unveiled the official video for his summer-ready new single, "Runnin." The clip focuses on Jake's struggle to win the approval of his girlfriend's dad, and also features an eye-catching, green convertible Mustang. It was directed and produced by Mu2 Productions, the same team that has helmed Jake's previous videos for the MTV Buzzworthy tracks, "What I Wouldn't Give" and "I'm Alright."
"Runnin" was written by Jake himself and produced by The Fliptones (Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Flo-Rida), and will be available on iTunes soon. Keep an eye out for Jake's upcoming debut album, and visit his official site, Facebook, and Twitter for all of the latest news.
Jake Miller, born November 28, 1992, is an American singer, rapper, musician and songwriter from Weston, Florida who has had a meteoric rise in the music industry. In January of 2011 the multi-talented musician who taught himself to play the drums and guitar at a young age, put out a few homemade music videos on YouTube which immediately created a buzz and attracted the attention of music business insiders who began to guide Jake on his journey.
Jake’s very first live performance was in March 2011 when he opened for legendary rapper Snoop Dogg in Pompano Beach, Florida and shortly after he opened for rapper Mac Miller in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In May 2011, Jake won the Samsung & T-Mobile Sidekick 4G's "Kick it with the Band" competition designed to highlight some of the best music talent on the verge of stardom across the country. As the grand prize winner, Jake was awarded $35,000.00 for use towards his music career and a music video with YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill. In November 2011, Jake performed alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Asher Roth at the "Think Pink Rocks" concert in West Palm Beach, FL which benefits breast cancer awareness and is sponsored by Steve Rifkind and SRC Records. In December 2011, Jake took the stage at the annual Y-100 Jingle Ball concert where Cody Simpson and We the Kings also performed. On December 31, 2011, he rang in the New Year at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Music Festival in which Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship also performed. On March 11, 2012 Jake performed on both the Plant Pit Stage and Power 96 Stage at the famed Calle Ocho Festival in Miami, FL in front of an estimated crowd of 200,000+.
MTV Buzzworthy says "Jake Miller's about to blow up! Jake just released a brand-new video and we're mildly obsessed, to say the least. Jake's rap flow is serious, and we haven't even discussed his vocals yet! Unsurprisingly, Jake's also got a killer set of pipes" The Miami Herald recently featured Jake in a full page article titled Young Rapper in the Fast Lane, and goes on to say "It's Miller time! Get used to hearing the name Jake Miller. The Weston rapper is on his way. At just 19, the singer-songwriter is a Web sensation." J-14 Magazine featured Jake in their weekly Hot Music Alert section while YoungHollywood.com says "South Floridian Teen Jake Miller (is) breaking through to the Music Mainstream." WFOR-TV (CBS Miami) says "Jake Miller is a star on the rise whose catchy rap tunes are exploding all over the internet." On March 6, 2012, MTV.com did the exclusive music video premiere of Jake's most recent single "I'm Alright." Jake's single "What I Wouldn't Give" is currently playing on radio stations across the country including SiriusXM Radio's Top 20 on 20 (Channel 3) and (as of April 9th) is ranked #64 on the Top 40 Radio chart and continues to climb.
Jake draws his musical inspiration from a wide range of artists including Drake, Lil Wayne and Big Sean to John Mayer and Jack Johnson and prides himself on not trying to be someone he isn't by always incorporating a positive and upbeat message in his lyrics. The 19-year-old up and coming