Underground Detroit MC
Black Milk taps that Motor
Erstwhile White Stripes mainman performs on both sides of a the new single. Listen to it, below.
By Blurt Staff
Man Records has unexpectedly veered into the hip-hop milieu via “Brain” b/w “Royal Mega,” a new
single by Detroit MC and producer Black Milk, who co-produced both tracks with
label boss Jack White.
Milk (born Curtis Cross) initially made his recorded debut in 2004 as a member
of B.R. Gunna on the Dirty District Vol.
2 compilation and released his solo debut Sound of the City the following year. Since then, Black Milk has
built a rep as producer, working with the likes of the late J Dilla, Slum
Village, and Lloyd Banks, while releasing four more solo albums (including
2010’s Album of the Year which
cracked the Billboard 200) as well as numerous collaborations, most recently
Random Axe (with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson).
with a live 9-piece backing band, Black Milk’s debut single for Third Man
is a funk and soul imbibed slice of classic head nodding hip
hop. Both tracks are written by Black Milk and co-produced by Black
Milk and Jack White–who also contributes guitars to A-side “Brain”
and drums to B-side “Royal Mega.”