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Mission Man's 10th album, "liberty island," is now available! The title is a metaphor for the freedom music has given to Mission Man, and it is in all lower case letters to reflect the fact that Mission Man raps without ego. Mission Man was born Gary Milholland, January 19, 1979, and would not be who he is today without music.
Music has helped Mission Man through the toughest parts of his life, including the loss of his mother to cancer in 1994, dropping out of college because he made some bad decisions and couldn't afford to go back for a couple of years, working full time while going to school full-time, being homeless for a day, and much more.
Not only has music helped Mission Man through the tough times, but it has enhanced the good ones, and made him appreciate all of them. Without the lows, the highs wouldn't be as great.
Gary gained his tremendous work ethic from his mother, who was in her 40s with 4 kids and 3 teaching jobs while going to school full time for her PhD. When she came home, she was simply happy to see her kids, and through everything else love of family was first. Those characteristics define the way Gary approaches life, and the way Mission Man makes music.
He is best known for his song, "Chillin' at the Papa," a song he wrote about delivering pizzas as a Christmas present to his manager at the time, Michelle. Today, Gary still works for Papa John's, as it gives him the freedom to live his dream when he's not working. You can find much more on the details of that in his blog at missionmanmusic.wordpress.com.
Mission Man does everything himself, including burning demos, booking and promoting his own shows, creating and distributing fliers, designing his own website, writing his own blog, and much more. However, without the help of his amazing fans, he'd never have a chance to make music his life. With them, he has had tremendous experiences, and believes he will accomplish that dream.