Black Milk’s Gold Piece With Bun B May Be His Best Collabo To Date (Audio)
For more than a decade, Black Milk has helped give Detroit a different soundtrack. As a producer, Black has made collaborative head-nodders with Royce Da 5’9, Slum Village, Elzhi, and Guilty Simpson (Random Axe).
In the years since, partially through his ties to Decon and Duck Down, B.M gave some Brooklyn-Queens MCs some sounds, including Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, and Torae, among others. Along the way, from Lootpack’s Wildchild to his CalTroit project with Bishop Lamont, the West Coast also embraced Black’s spacial Funk.
One area that’s not been associated with Black Milk’s sound is the South.
For his upcoming sixth studio album, If There’s A Hell Below (October 28), this is changing. Black Milk collaborated with one of the kings of the South, Bun B on “Gold Piece.” With UGK’s Slab music sound rooted in Soul, this may be the perfect marriage of skills and abilities. Bun thrives on Black’s brassy sound, while Black hits ’em hard, with his highly-improved rhyme style and delivery.