|Black Milk Could Be the New Sound of Detroit.
||[Aug. 17th, 2007|09:45 am]
If you were wondering what new music was coming from Detroit, well, this artist would qualify.
Black Milk released his Popular Demand album this year. I like it.
Here's what Spliff Huxtable Dot Com had to write:
Black Milk is the future of Detroit. No lie.
I had heard his shit and heard his name around, most memorably as some drunk motherfucker from POUND was screaming “BLACK MILK IS THE FUTURE” at a NYE jam two inches from my face.
After getting his start cooking beats up for Slum Villiage and his own RJ Gunna project, Curtis Cross (better known now as Black Milk) dropped his debut solo disc earlier this summer on the legendary FAT BEATS and it has not left my decks or my headphones since. This shit bangs, what else can I say? Its also a perfect time to hype up Black Milk cause the full instrumentals are dropping Aug 24th on Fat Beats and Imma git git git em.
With the blend of what I call “Tron” music (acidic afro futurism as rooted in Detroit Techno as in Casio crazy Hip-Hop) and those so, so, so sweet SV soul joints we’ve all grown to love, “Popular Demand” is the spiritual heir to J. Dilla. By deftly blending his own rapping, D-town’s dirtiest guests, drums that will make you hate him for being so on-point and a grab-bag of production fucking backflips, Black Milk made me go back to the summer I bought a stolen copy of “Fantastic Vol 2.” from out front HMV and played it the fuck out. And that is exactly what I’d been waiting for. He gets this summer’s MVP award from SpliffyHux HQ. And he’s been on a roll lately, lacing banagers for Pharaohe Monch’s new disc, Guilty Simpson and a mixtape on Aftermath call “Caltroit” or something like that, whatever….Just get this fuckin’ album already, and for my heads who read this rambling crap, a few choice Black Milk Instrumentals.
“Sound of the City” is a ridiculous MONSTER of a beat, with fat bass notes propelling a shuffling break and some almost Hi-Tek sample chops. Highly Recommended. “Pressure” is some of that Tron music shit I was on about, and it too, is fire, and finally, the eye-watering “Broken Wax”….Ghostface would cry like a baby to this…it’s really that good, just wait after the glitchiness dies down…. and it’s like a minute long….. damn it. I hate this guy.
Be sure to snap the instrumentals from Black Milk at Spliff Huxtable, if you liked what hit your ears.