1993 (age 26)
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
|🏡 Residence||Evansville, Indiana, U.S.|
|📆 Years active||2012–present Musical career|
|Origin||Evansville, Indiana, U.S.|
Logan Miller, professional known as Yung Kriss, is an American Christian independent hip-hop artist. He was formerly signed with Christian hip-hop labels Willaway Ministries and Nkosi Records. He formerly rapped under the stage name, Yung Millie. Miller is the co-host of DuallyNoted with Irrelevant.
Miller has toured and worked with Christian artists such as K-Drama, Thi'sl, Tony Tillman, the Afters, Hawk Nelson, Audio Adrenaline, Mission Six, and Manafest. He has released two studio albums, one extended play, one mixtape, and five singles.
Life and career
Childhood and early life (1993-2011)
Miller was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1993. As a child, he was diagnosed with ADHD and Tourette syndrome. Miller was a reluctant student. "[Y]ou would never see me come home with anything higher than an F. I failed at everything that I did." He said in a 2015 interview. At an early age, Miller developed a dislike for police due to a frequency of incarceration.
Miller was a serious alcoholic and drug addict. He was fired from his job, and he fell into a state of deep depression. Miller informed his ex-girlfriend of his state. He attempted to commit suicide but was moved by “a vision from God”. His mother was informed of his state by Miller’s ex-girlfriend.
Miller’s former boss Dominique Cosby, who frequently attempted to convert him, called him shortly after the suicide attempt. Cosby was a Christian rapper signed with Evansville record label Nkosi Records. He frequently praised Miller’s talents. Miller moved to the nearby city of Evansville.
Career beginnings and Church Music (2012-14)
Miller emerged on the rap scene in Terre Haute under the stage name, Yung Millie. In 2012, he announced a musical hiatus after his conversion to Christianity. Miller began experimenting with mixing and producing beats, and in 2013, his talent was recognized by his boss Dominique Cosby. Cosby was in touch with Christian record label Nkosi Records. After his late 2013 conversion, Miller was signed by Nkosi.
Miller was featured in fellow rapper Charis’ extended play Brand New. Mid-2014, he released his first full-scale project under the Yung Kriss brand, his mixtape Church Music Vol. 1. The mixtape was released to the public at K-Drama’s Drama Fest on October 4, 2014. Miller soon began touring with the Cincinnati native. In November 2014, Miller was featured in Thi'sl’s Fallen King Tour at the WIRED Music Venue.
Not so Young and indefinite hiatus (2015-16)
In February 2015, he was featured at Nkosi’s Commission concert along with Beamz, Charis, and JPG. In March of 2015, Miller launched the Glow Night concert with Charis and JPG. The three rappers also released their single, "Wild One". In April 2015, Miller was included in the Newburgh run of the Here For You Tour with the Afters and Hawk Nelson. He also released "Amazing Grace" with Deante Ramon. That same month, Courtney Johnson and Noland Pruitt featured him on the iMATTER Youth Crusade. Miller arranged funding for a mission trip to Managua, Nicaragua through his Mission Junkies concert. On April 25, he performed with Audio Adrenaline and Mission Six at the Young & Free concert. He also helped launch the Summer in the Sun Tour. Miller continued touring in the IIK tri-state area. Charis, Anno Domini, and he were featured on Thy Word Network in August of 2015. He was also featured on Manafest’s Reborn Tour. In late August, Miller began advertising for Not so Young, his debut studio album. He released his album on September 11, 2015. The album featured fellow Nkosi artists Anno Domini and Charis, the musical Irrelevant, Nolan Pruitt, rapper K-Drama, Zion, and rising singer Sophie Rinehart. Miller’s release attracted interest from CCM band Unspoken which featured him in Evansville’s River City Faith Fest. In October, he was featured in the Heart of the King Tour with Tony Tillman, Thi’sl, and Charis.
Miller began learning to play to guitar through online lessons. Anno Domini featured him on his song "All Things 9:22" on his debut studio album, Follow Me. Miller also performed in Nkosi Records’ All Youth Matter Block Party. In November 2016, he performed at the funeral of fellow artist Sophie Rinehart. He had worked with the singer in the past, and she was featured in Miller’s song "Ups 'N' Downs".
Willaway Ministries, The Jesus Exchange, Be Together Tour, and Depravity E.P. (2017-present)
In January 2017, Miller covered Wiz Khalifa’s award-winning song, "See You Again", in honor of his deceased brother, Leslie Miller. He began touring with Don Ready and Christian hip-hop group Parallel in early 2017. Miller helped organize the Good Friday Block Party. In May 2017, Nkosi Records shut down. The label launched its reunion tour, and Miller signed with Christian record label Willaway Ministries. On October 20, 2017, his song "Just a Moment" was featured on the compilation album, The Hurricane Relief Compilation. He also released his single, "Wide Awake" on SoundCloud.
On June 24, 2018, Miller released the single "Enough" with Willaway Ministries. He released a music video on Willaway's series One Take Tuesday. He began advertising for his second studio album, The Jesus Exchange. Miller had been recording with producer Nathans Simms since 2017. The album was released on July 20, 2018. On September 14, 2018, Miller launched the Be Together Tour with Don Ready and Heather Jones. On November 21, 2018, he released a entry into the "Shook Challenge" which was kickstarted by Christian rapper Datin. He rapped over the beat to Datin's song "Hell in the Hallway" and slotted at number 3. In December 2018, he released an entry into Young Noah's "Multi Remix Challenge", rapping over the arist's single, "Multi". He also began working with Crossroads Christian Church on their single "Again & Again".
On February 8, 2019, he release the extended play, Depravity which had been previewed since early January. On March 16, Miller released a remix to Meek Mill's "Going Bad" which was named "Going God". On April 16, 2019, he announced he would be started a podcast with Christian rapper Irrelevant. The podcast was named DuallyNoted and Miller began raising funds and advertising for it. He stated that his podcast would be used to discuss current events, popular topics, and issues in the Christian community. Miller has confirmed that he's currently working on music but hasn't let out any further information.
Influences and style
Miller's music has crossed between the emo hip-hop and pop-rap genres. He has described his diverse sound as hip-hop with a "pop feel to it" and a "more 90's flow'. Miller has been compared with Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Lecrae, and Eshon Burgundy. Miller's other influences include KB, Flame, and some contemporary Christian artists.
In early 2015, Miller was featured along with Charis on Nkosi artist JGP's debut single "Wild One". On December 11, 2015, he featured on two songs, "Beam Me Up" and "Nothing Less", on Colt Graves' sophomore studio album, Raw. In 2016, Miller collaborated on Charis' debut studio album, Forever Loved, and Anno Domini's debut album, Follow Me. He began collaborating with Evansville megachurch Crossroads' choir, performing at homeless shelters and open-air concerts. Following his indefinite hiatus in late 2016, Miller began collaborating with hip-hop producer Nathan Simms to release a single "Wide Awake". In 2017, he contributed his song "Just a Moment" to Trap Theology's compilation album the Hurricane Relief Compilation. In early 2019, Miller collaborated with Crossroads for the second time to produce the church's debut single "Again & Again".
Miller is a devout and regularly practicing Christian. He is a regular attendee of Crossroads Christian Church in Newburgh, Indiana and has been closely associated with the church since his conversion. Miller has playing a large part in the church's youth program. He is good friends with fellow rapper Dominique Cosby, professionally known as Anno Domini, and his producer Nathan Simms. Miller has expressed an interest in learning musical instruments and has learned to play the guitar and piano. He currently resides in Evansville, Indiana with his wife and two children.
Before Miller signed to Nkosi Records, he worked at a satellite company in Terre Haute. Miller's colleague and fellow rapper, Anno Domini, was formerly his boss. In April 2019, Miller formed a podcast with Irrelevant, stating that it was to cover popular topics, current events, and issues in the Christian community. Miller began raising funds for filming equipement that same month.
|Not so Young|
|The Jesus Exchange||
|The Hurricane Relief Compilation||
|Church Music Vol. 1||
(with Beamz and Charis)
|2014||Church Music Vol. 1|
(with Deante Ramon)
|"Got that Work"||Not so Young|
|"See You Again"||2017||non-album single|
|"Just a Moment"||The Jesus Exchange|
|"Long Way"||The Jesus Exchange|
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- "Yung Kriss". Retrieved January 30, 2019.
- "Church Music Vol. 1". Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- "Christian Rappers in Princeton, Sunday Evening". Retrieved January 30, 2019.
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