Amil is an american female rapper, singer, and songwriter from New York City. Recognized globally in the early stages of her career for her iconic success as Jay-Z protege, Amil took the industry by storm with mega hit records such as “Can I get a…” from the Rush Hour movie soundtrack.
In 1997 Amil was involved with an all female rap group called “Major Coins”. The group met Jay-Z who was looking for a dope female rapper to provide vocals on his third album Vol 2….Hard Knock Life. The part for the female rapper was really for another female rapper of “Major Coins” but when Jay-Z asked Amil to freestyle he liked her so much that ultimately he decided to put her on the song instead. Soon after “Major Coins” broke up, Amil decided to pursue a solo career with Jay-Z’s label Roc-a-Fella records joining the 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour. After the tour Amil appeared on songs with superstars Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Jermaine Dupri, AZ, D.J. Kay Slay, LL Cool J and Funkmaster Flex.
Throughout her extraordinary successful career she has appeared on many major records with Jay-Z including “Nigga What, Nigga Who” which also featured Jay-Z the hit-single “Can I get a….” which also featured Ja Rule and other collaborations with him including hit-singles “Hey Papi” a song from the soundtrack to the feature film”The Nutty Professor II” “Do it Again” “Put Ya Hands Up” “S.Carter”, “Heard it All”, “You, Me, Him & Her”, “That’s Right” “Playa” and “For Da Fam and “For my Thugs” that both featured Memphis Bleek and Beanie Siegel. On September 19th 2000 Amil released her debut solo album A.M.I.L.- All Money Is Legal.
The album featured the hit single “I got that” a duet with Beyonce and All-Star Roc-a-Fella single “4 Da Fam”. The album featured an array of hitmaking recording artists and superstars such as Memphis Bleek, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Carl Thomas, Eve, and Beanie Sigel.