Considering everyone’s riding his dick like his nuts have handle bars it’s a controversial point of view; but I think new Detroit poster boy Black Milk is overrated. Some of his stuff is nice - his early dalliances with Slum Village turned up a few gems as did his debut Sound of the City and the Broken Wax EP, particularly the heavy cut Danger. But his feverishly feted sophomore LP left me a bit cold. Maybe I’m just a fussy bastard but I don’t see what all the fanfare is about.
Black Milk is the face and voice of the new generation of Detroit hip-hop. His second album, Popular Demand, is so highly anticipated that it unfortunately has been leaked a month before it was supposed to hit the streets. To combat the leak and make sure people go out and actually buy the album, Fat Beats Records will be including a bonus CD of previously unreleased vocal and instrumental tracks.
Though still in his early twenties, Black Milk has been a rising talent both as a producer and as an emcee within the Detroit hip hop scene for several years. Following the untimely deaths of J Dilla and Proof (D-12) in 2006, hip hop fans all over the world are anxious for a new generation of hip-hop artists from the Motor City to carry the torch for its fallen heroes. Black Milk isn’t asking to carry the torch; he’s already running with it.