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Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as MIMS, is a Jamaican - Americanmarker rapper of Jamaican descent, raised in Washington Heights, Manhattanmarker.


Mims graduated from Westbury High School and enrolled at Nassau Community Collegemarker. He left the institution after two months of classes to pursue a career in rap music. He began spending time in Harlemmarker with Cam'ron as an acquaintance. In 2001, he was discovered by Quincy S/Duq Entertainment and soon after featured on a Canadian compilation entitled Private Party Collectors Edition Vol. 2, by Baby Blue Soundcrew. His guest appearance on the single "Love 'Em All", alongside Choclair, enabled him to be recognized in Canada. The music video was nominated for an MMVA award. This song was never officially released in the United States. Mims also released his own single entitled "L.O.V.E." which was commercially unsuccessful.

Soon after his recognition in Canada, he would gain connections with Blackout Movement. He would release his first U.S. Single, "I Did You Wrong" gaining modest momemtum across the United States. This would not be enough to finalize a legitimate record deal for the artist. In 2006, He began to record tracks for Latin hip hop label Urban Box Office. He decided that it would be in his best interests to structure his own label situation. He would create American King Music alongside business partners Corey Llewellyn & Erik Mendelson.


Mims released his second effort on April 7, 2009, titled "Guilt". In October 2008, "Move " became the first official single from Mims' new album, peaking at #63 on the Hot 100 charts.. The second single on April 7, 2009, entitled "Love Rollercoaster" featuring LeToya Luckett..


Studio albums

Album Year
Music Is My Savior 2007
Guilt 2009


  1. Mims Biography
  2. Mims - Product of His Environment July 8, 2008
  3. Bio Accessed July 8, 2008
  4. MIMS Accessed July 8, 2008
  5. MIMS's Profile Accessed July 8, 2008

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