March 22, 1981
New York, NY, United States
Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper. Biography: Born into a Jamaican-American family in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Shawn Mims grew up influenced by the rappers just south of him, in Harlem. Despite the fact that he lost both parents by the time he was 13, Mims focused on music (his mother had given him his first set of DJ equipment shortly before she died) and school to keep himself out of trouble.