Tour: Black Milk Hits the Road In U.S., Europe In August
With A New Album On the Way, Critically Acclaimed Performer Prepares to Set Out On Rare Live Beat Sets Tour, Also Touring Europe With Live Band Nat Turner
Critical Praise for Black Milk:
“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 machinegun-as-velvet delivery they are merely distractions. On this realization, 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 multitalented artist once again.” – Okayplayer
Critically acclaimed emcee and producer Black Milk will be touring this August for the first time since his No Poison, No Paradise Tour. HisLoops Don’t Lie Tour, which will feature the Detroit native performing live beat sets, stops in five U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, and Tampa. Soon after, the multi-talented artist will be heading to Europe with his four-person live band for the Black Milk Live With Nat Turner Tour. This segment of the tour includes dates in major cities such as London and Amsterdam, and three dates in Germany, before returning back to the U.S. for a final show in his home state of Michigan. Speaking on his previous tour, LA Weekly shares praises, saying “Master of Ceremonies Black Milk was expertly both directing and starring in this show.”
Additionally, Black Milk recently announced that he has a new album in the works, titled If There’s A Hell Below…, which is due to be released in the fourth quarter of 2014. Notorious for the unexpected, he’s done it again with “Detroit’s New Dance Show,” the album’s first single which is available for sale here. The self-produced “new-wave-tinged rocker,” as Okayplayer dubbed the track, pays homage to a television series that aired in his hometown of Detroit back in 1988 called “The New Dance Show.” The thumping, dark electronic production is layered beneath pitch-lowered vocals on the chorus, with some hard-hitting lyrics in the verses.
Earlier this year, Black Milk surprised fans with his Glitches In The Break EP, which features frequent collaborators Guilty Simpson and Fat Ray. HipHopDX gave the release a 4/5 rating, stating that the EP “adds another notch to Black Milk’s belt as an equally talented emcee and producer across multiple genres.” Following Glitches In The Break, he shared “What It’s Worth,” a loose single that features a rapid flow over a Southern-sounding, laid back beat, presumably influenced by his recent relocation to Texas. “The uptempo beat finds the Detroit rapper showcasing his lyrical ability and switching up his flow over the self-produced cut,” says HotNewHipHop.
Purchase tickets for Black Milk’s tour: http://blackmilk.biz/tours/
Purchase “Detroit’s New Dance Show”: http://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/track/detroits-new-dance-show-2
Listen to “Detroit’s New Dance Show”: https://soundcloud.com/blackmilkofficial/detroits-new-dance-show
Listen to “What It’s Worth”: https://soundcloud.com/blackmilkofficial/what-its-worth
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Black Milk Background:
Black Milk is a producer and rapper born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. As one of the most-celebrated auteurs of his generation of hip hop artists, he has conditioned fans and critics to always expect the unexpected each time he releases new music. Few producers have earned the notoriety and respect he has as a musician, and when that is coupled with commanding talent as an emcee, it’s no surprise that his solo releases are met with exalted anticipation. He has been making music professionally since 2004 and has collaborated with many noted artists including Slum Village, J Dilla, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Frank-N-Dank, Lloyd Banks, Canibus and Pharoahe Monch and Jack White of The White Stripes. In 2010 he released Album of the Year, which perfectly captured his soulful, jazzy style. His fifth solo album, No Poison No Paradise, is available now.
“Detroit’s New Dance Show”: https://soundcloud.com/blackmilkofficial/detroits-new-dance-show
No Poison No Paradise stream: http://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/black-milk