Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York) is a rapper from New York born into a family of Jamaican descent. His first foray into hip-hop was as a producer. After struggling to get signed, he finally convinced EMI/Capitol Records to sign him and his American King Entertainment imprint. MIMS signed with EMI/Capitol after he garnered attention with his independently released single, “This Is Why I’m Hot“, which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2007. He has also released two other singles:Like This, and It’s Alright.
MIMS also released the remix of “This Is Why I’m Hot” featuring Junior Reid and Cham. There is also another remix featuring DJ Unk where it appears he is taking a shot at Nas. “Hip Hop aint dead, we just so Illmatic“.
MIMS also released a rock remix of This Is Why I’m Hot entitled “This is Why I Rock” with Purple Popcorn, which can be heard at PrefixMag.