Black Milk Is Evolving. His Latest Song Shows Where He’s Heading (Audio)
Last year, Detroit producer/MC Black Milk released his seventh studio album, FEVER, marking his first full length project since 2014’s, If There’s A Hell Below. In an already acclaimed career, the Computer Ugly/Mass Appeal Records LP was received as some Black Milk’s best work to date, including a spot on Ambrosia For Heads added the LP to it’s Top 15 Albums of 2018. Looking to level up from FEVER, Black Milk continues his grind in the booth as he gears up the release of his forthcoming EP, DiVE (August 2). The title of Black’s upcoming compilation also shares its name as one of two standout instrumentals on Milk’s aforementioned ’18 album.
Black Milk explains what listeners should anticipate from the record and his process moving forward, “DiVE represents me looking ahead at 2020. Stepping into this new decade, I want to have a mentality of progression. Once 2020 clicks in, I want to leave a lot of my old ways, traditions, and mentalities behind. I’m always going to have my standard and aesthetic. That’s why I’m not really afraid to step outside of any box because my taste will always keep me grounded.”
In anticipation of the project’s late summer debut, Black Milk joins fellow Midwesterner and R&B singer/songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid for his latest single, “If U Say.” Over soulful instrumentals, Milk blends memories of his past with promises for his future self in a serious attempt to make himself a better man, and MC, today. The Random Axe member rhymes, “While my old hood’s boarded up and abandoned / Damn, everything from before seems gone now / So, I put the memories in a song now / With a melody they can sing along now / I ain’t thinking ’bout what a ni**a wan’ do / I be thinking ’bout everything I’m gon’ do / New me lookin’ back at the old you, on do.”
Debuting via Mass Appeal Records/Computer Ugly, Black Milk’s DiVE drops August 2. The 11 track EP also features Phil Swish, fellow Detroit artist Sam Austins, and Black’s younger brother, MAHD.
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