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New York, United States (2001 – present)

Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981 in Washington Heights, New York City), better known by his stage name Mims, is an American rapper of Jamaican descent signed to his own American King Records. In 2007 he released his debut album, Music is My Savior, and his second album, Guilt was released in April of 2009. He is perhaps best known for his debut single, This Is Why I’m Hot, which was a smash hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Mims graduated High School and enrolled at Nassau Community College. He left the institution after a mere two months of classes to pursue a career in rap music. He began spending time in Harlem 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 a 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.


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  • crazychrisr92


    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sjm26b

    swear to god, i saw this nigga checking me out at wal-mart.

    25 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheBrandyBoy

    This Is Why I'm Hot ♥

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MissKarmel

    This is why I'm hot!

    9 Jun 2012 Reply

    Where I Belong & Love Rollercoaster

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JoBeat

    dolla dolla bills dolla dolla dolla bills yall!

    14 Feb 2012 Reply
  • gendervariant

    MOVE MOVE IF YOU WANNA MOVE MOVE IF YOU WANNA! Great song to dance to. I'm probably the only person on the planet who likes his recent mixtape, it's not as trite as his albums.

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
  • diadline

    THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY THiS iS WhY I'm HoT!

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • BibbiSmallz

    This Is Why I'm Hot

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • zeenglish

    Since "this is why i'm hot" he has done fuckall

    3 May 2011 Reply
  • Paulpolska

    I like it ;]

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Hrefboy

    Mims – Like This (Rock remix) ! Shitty song + great drummer = amazing

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SkillaDaPrez

    This Is Why I'm Hot is great song !

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Samilol

    I've just heard This Is Why I'm Hot in Due Date! [2]

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • FierceMonster

    I've just heard This Is Why I'm Hot in Due Date! xD great movie, cool song.

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • adreybaby

    the guy that says this is why im hot is bad....that why ur not hot sir

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Shutochkina

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • kinga_bw

    Don't cry is awesome

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • tanjila

    one hit wonder?

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Jovannnn

    "This is why I'm hot, This is why I'm hot, This is why This is why This is why I'm hot" =)))))))))))) I have just heard it in "nip/tuck" and I'm into that song again xD

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
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