Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper.
Mims graduated from Westbury High School (Old Westbury, New York) and was born in Washington Heights, NY. 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 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 momentum 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 is also known for his two songs "Like This" and "This Is Why I'm Hot". In February 2010 Mims appeared alongside hip-hop legends KRS-One and Redman on a song entitled "How To Be An Emcee 2010".
For more details on this topic, see Guilt (Mims album).
Mims released his second effort on April 7, 2009, titled "Guilt". In October 2009, "Move (If You Wanna)" became the first official single from Mims' new album, peaking at #63 on the Hot 100 charts. The second single was released on April 7, 2009, entitled "Love Rollercoaster" featuring LeToya Luckett.
On January 01, 2011 Mims announced an innovative CD in collaboration with Digiwaxx Media. The CD features incomplete tracks which gives unsigned artists and producers a chance to showcase their talents and record with Mims.