Black Milk

Honestly, I grew up with 2%.  I tried skim on numerous occasions, but it seemed too chalky and gross to me.  There wasn’t enough flavor and it didn’t seem worth the trade-off for a fat-free milk experience.  But then I discovered Black Milk.  It was the perfect combination of everything.  It had hip-hop and hot beats and tasted so good it made you want to slap yo’ mama’.  It was pretty intense.

So I couldn’t stop.  I was addicted to Black Milk.  I still am.  Except it’s not actually a drink.  In fact it’s not even an “it”.  It’s a he; and he is a hip-hop producer and MC from Detroit, MI.  He’s worked with the likes of Royce Da 5’9″ and Pharoahe Monch, and has been rockin’ (or hip-hoppin’) the rap scene since 2004.  But what makes Black Milk so appealing is his lyrical flow and unique style only slightly similar to that of Wale or K’naan.

His music has been classified as “Midwest hip-hop”.  And if you’re thinking, “Well that’s not really hardcore” just remember that Chicago is located in the Midwest.  Oh, and Lupe Fiasco and Common both got their start in the Midwest.  So really, the Midwest is like the new East Coast.  So there.

If you’re interested in super-solid Midwest hip-hop, make sure you check out Black Milk.  And if you’re interested in the weak stuff, buy skim milk.  Wuss.

Check out the video for “Losing Out” featuring Royce da 5’9″:

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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