If you’re a Black Milk fan, you’ll want to check out a song he produced for Kenn Starr called “Say Goodbye”
but don’t depart now, say hello. It’s the first video made for Starr’s album Square One (Mello Music Group) directed by Jay Brown and if you recognize the scenery, it was indeed made in the DMV area.
Given the Black Milk treatment, he has done a new mix of “Ain’t Over” by Diamond District. IF you were amazed at how good their March On Washington album is (my review of which can be read by clicking here), you are going to feel that this mix is complimentary to the full experience.
Quelle Chris did most of the things in this song: he’s the producer, he wrote it, and he is the artist. Someone who is that confident about his own works and how to execute it is okay by me, and from his forthcoming album Ghost At The Finish Line (Mello Music Group) is a little ditty he calls “Super Fuck”. It’s just one of the things you’ll find on this project. Other things involve humans, with names like The Alchemist, House Shoes, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Fuzz Scoota. The accumulation of these things will be heard on October 29th.
As 14KT prepares to release the all-instrumental Nickel & Dimed, the album will also be released with a bonus EP with vocal versions of some of the tracks, one of which is called “Crown”, featuring MED and Black Milk.
A new track from Black Milk is always a good thing. For those who celebrate Christmas, this one is timely and festive, but recorded a day before Christmas Eve? Talk about wanting to keep busy, right? Here he is with vocalist Melanie Rutherford for what may be a holiday anthem one day, this one manipulating Paul McCartney‘s “Wonderful Christmastime” in a way that perhaps Macca would approve of.
You can hear other Black Milk morsels by checking out his Bandcamp page, where you’ll be able to download “Simply Having” for free (or if you just want to cut to the chase, download it here.)
The internet is buzzing about the new single by Black Milk and Jack White, almost as if having a collaborative single on Third Man Vault has given him a renewed appreciation. Fans will be able to see him in Detroit for a record signing event this Friday (July 15th) in Detroit at Peoples Records (3161 Woodward Ave.) between 1-2pm, as he will be signing copies of the “Brain”/”Royal Mega” 7″. To make things interesting, the pressing you’ll find at Peoples is the tri-color version (as shown above) is the only store you’ll be able to buy it at (standard black vinyl pressing can be purchased directly from BlackMilk.biz.
If this isn’t one of the more scarier promo photos I’ve seen in awhile, I don’t know. This is rapper Black Milk, with the sometimes-dapper Jack White, one half of White Stripes and avid vinyl junkie. Together, the vinyl love embraces with a forthcoming collaborative 7″ 45 on White’s Third Man Records, “Brain” b/w “Royal Mega”. Those without turntables are able to buy it digitally but for everyone else, click here. You can listen to both tracks right now, streaming over at BlackMilk.biz.
Black Milk had a release party in San Francisco last month for his album, Album of The Year, and he decided to do it with the help of VTech and a monthly event called Frequency. Since most of you were not there to witness it, you can catch a highlight of a show with this.
There has been an incredible buzz for this MC known as Skyzoo and if you are a hip-hop head, then you’ll know the use of the term “MC” isn’t something I throw out like free bus passes. This means that his new album, The Salvation (Jamla/Duck Down) is an album that is performed by a gifted individual who knows how to turn his wicked flows into masterpieces to be.
Upon hearing tracks like “Popularity”, “The Necessary Evils”, and “Dear Whoever”, you’ll know why Duck Down decided to sign this. The voice, flow, swagger, the attitide, and just the essence of what is within these songs: this is someone of quality and substance, someone who understands what rap music actually is. It’s nice to hear someone who can present himself as an MC, go out on stage and deliver decent hip-hop, and better. He’d probably be welcome on a Dilated Peoples or Blue Scholars track. With productions from Just Blaze, Black Milk, Illmind, Nottz, Needlz, and 9th Wonder among others, Skyzoo has put faith in these guys to enhance his already powerful style, and they succeed. This represents Brooklyn to the fullest, and it sounds like home.