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Teen Rapper From Weston Is the Anti-Eminem

Clean-cut white boy from the 'burbs tries to make it in Hip-Hop

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    Weston Rapper J Killa

    J Killa, AKA Jake Miller, is the next great 18-year-old white rapper from Weston. (Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010)

    When you think of white rappers, Eminem comes to mind, maybe Vanilla Ice.

    But now there's a high-school student in Weston who's entering the rap game with a completely different approach.

    J Killa, aka, Jake Miller, is an 18-year-old senior at Cypress Bay High School.

    "What I try to do is contradict the rapper stereotype," said Miller, whose lyrics include lines such as: "He probably thought that I was wack because my skin's not black. No gold on my teeth, but I got a little plaque."

    The Take Over

    "Some people think it's weird," Miller said. "They think I'm trying to be a wanna-be rapper, like Eninem. But I'm not."

    "I don't believe in cursing. I don't believe in drinking or smoking, I'm just trying to show everyone that I'm unique as a rapper."

    Miller started rapping as "J Killa" six months ago with his best friend, who went by the name "J Kot." The two posted a song on YouTube called "Whaddup Weston."

    But J Kot and J Killa were short lived.

    "I felt like I had to go solo because I was more serious about it than he was." 

    Jake insists there's no "beef" with his ex-partner. He also denied rumors that it was related to the tension between the East side and West side of Weston.

    Ok, we made that part up, but Miller really did go solo. He records his songs inside his bedroom, where you'll find music posters, sports trophies, and a signed baseball from his Bar Mitzvah.

    Miller didn't expect anyone besides his friends and family to like his raps, but his latest music video, "The Take Over," got 1,000 hits in less than 24 hours.

    "People are emailing and talking to me on Facebook, people I've never met before," he said. "Someone from South Africa was telling me how much they love my music."

    Can a clean-cut white boy from the 'burbs make it in the rap industry? Miller says he isn't sure, but he's excited to find out.