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Black Milk

Black Milk

Sun Nov 27th, 2016

Doors open: 8:00 pm
Entry: R18

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Black Milk is a master of beats and rhymes, renowned for his top-flight production, insightful lyrics and thrilling live shows. Far from your typical rap act, he has steadily added new sounds and styles to his repertoire while working with a diverse group of collaborator​s - from Jack White and Robert Glasper to his own band Nat Turner.

As a producer, Black has held down his hometown of Detroit for over a decade, working with the city’s top talent including Danny Brown and the legendary Slum Village, who gave him his start on their album "The Trinity". On his own, he’s created a catalog of solid solo rap albums: "Popular Demand" (2006), Tronic (2008), "Album of the Year" (2010), "No Poison No Paradise" (2013) and his latest "If There's A Hell Below" (2014). He also teamed up with Guilty Simpson and the late Sean Price to form the supergroup Random Axe. In 2015, Black released a live instrumental album, "The Rebellion Sessions", with his band Nat Turner.

“Black Milk’s solo career represents a constant cycle of adopting and mastering new production styles and then abandoning them before they become crutches.” –Pitchfork
“His samples are elegant, his rhythms challenging and his drum kits tight.” – NPR

“Cross has no need for these extras; in his world of soul-tugging productions and machine gun-as-velvet delivery they are merely distractions. On this realisation, and in the moment, it was hard not be floored by the obvious: this is what talent with genuine poise really looks and sounds like.” – Dallas Observer

“Striking an impressive balance between being rehearsed and spontaneous, he proved his chops as a multitalente​d artist once again.” – Okayplayer

“It feels like Christmas every time Black Milk blesses us with a new record.” –FreeOnSmash


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