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Black Milk Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Black Milk Announces Two New Zealand Shows

Thursday 28th July, 2016 9:17AM

D-Town hip hop artist Black Milk has revealed the dates for two New Zealand shows in November. The versatile producer and rapper, whose real name is Curtis Cross, has six full length studio albums tucked under his belt which have seen him working with the likes of Pete Rock, Black Thought, Royce da 5'9", Danny Brown and many more. His upcoming stops across the North Island come on the coattails of a jaunt around Australia. Here are the details...

Black Milk

Saturday 26th November, Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 27th November, Bodega, Wellington

Tickets to the Wellington show will be available from 9am Monday 1st August HERE at UTR

Here's the video for 'Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst' from No Poison No Paradise...


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

Friday 18th November - The Zoo, Brisbane
Saturday 19th November - Plan B Small Club, Sydney
Sunday 20th November - Strawberry Fields Festival, Victoria
Thursday 24th November - Transit Bar, Canberra
Saturday 26th November - Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 27th November - Bodega, Wellington


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Sat 26th Nov
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Sun 27th Nov
Bodega, Wellington

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