Music Monday: Black Milk

Yea, yea… I know I should be featuring J-Dilla on Music Monday before I even think of featuring Black Milk. But it’s my fucking blog. So suck it.

Black Milk is a Detroit producer and rapper who’s been hailed as the next step in the evolution of Detroit hip-hop. The Jay Dee influence is clear, but I admire that he still manages to have a signature style in his production. Basically, his beats are sick.

The track above is the title track from his album, Popular Demand. Buy it. You’ll be glad you did.

(And for that little bit of extra, I’ve included a two-part YouTube interview with Milk after the jump, wherein he constructs a pretty tight beat in just a few minutes. Enjoy, bitches.)


Music Monday: Edan

For today’s Music Monday, I thought I’d dip into a little underground hip-hop. Holla atchaboy.

Okay. Now that I got that out of my system…

Edan Portnoy is a Boston emcee, producer and deejay with two highly acclaimed studio albums to his credit. The track above is from his first album, Primitive Plus. However, I’d highly recommend his sophomore album, Beauty and the Beat, if you want a real taste of the old-school-funk-driven samples and absurdist lyricism that this guy is known for.

Below, after the jump, I’m including a clip of Edan performing “Get Wise ’91” with Mr. Lif–a track that appeared on Mr. Lif’s album Emergency Rations. Oh, and the track is produced by Edan as well.