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“Nine years removed from his debut, he’s making some of the best music of his career.” Consequence of Sound

“Black Milk is a paradoxical artist, one defined by both wild reinvention and stasis… The music on Hell Below is one big wistful wash of sound, unified, but full of idiosyncrasies. Pitchfork

“It’s the layering and attention to detail on these tracks that further reaffirms that Black Milk is now firmly in his own lane.”  – Exclaim

“I marveled at Black’s ability to stay so pure to the essence and soul of hip-hop yet try so many different things that really challenged me as listener…Black Milk’s If There’s A Hell Below is why I love hip-hop.”DJBooth

“Black Milk Lets His Talents Shine On ‘If There’s A Hell Below’” XXL

“Black Milk is the rare specimen that, especially lately, has come to know his game so well that he both emcees and produces with ease.”HipHopDX

“‘If There’s A Hell…’ cements Black Milk as a fully formed leader, not just amongst Detroit musicians, but in hip-hop as a whole.”The BoomBox

“All in all, it’s a formidable and welcome installment to a catalogue that’s already busting through the seams with classics.” – OkayPlayer

With more than a decade and a half of industry experience and a rich catalog of recordings, Black Milk has successfully transitioned from one of hip-hop’s young sensations to a trusted virtuoso with a uniquely well-rounded pedigree as a producer, rapper, and performer. Black Milk’s DiVE EP (August 2) is a continuation of 2018’s powerful and politically-charged album FEVER. It finds him taking a survey from the ledge, preparing to plunge into a sea of change.

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DiVE represents me looking ahead at 2020,” Black shares. “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.” Listeners of FEVER may have sensed this energy with the self-awakening “unVEil,” the pivotal “eVE,” and the EP’s transitional genesis, “DiVE.” 

Across 11 new songs, Black Milk lights a path for where he plans to venture with his art. “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,” he says. Single “Black NASA,” featuring Sam Austins, focuses on those who must fuel their own journey to become stars. “It represents a place where I—and many people of color are from. We have to make something out of nothing, as opposed to people who are handed the tools for success.” Without compromising substance, the song’s polished sound piques an array of playlists. Meanwhile, “If U Say,” featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, sees two nostalgic Midwestern artists confronting the present-day with a cohesive blend of crisp bars and soulful singing. Through his transformation, Black Milk travels with some Detroit talent deserving of recognition, including Sam Austins, Phil Swish, and his younger brother, rapper MAHD. Over the past 15 years, Black Milk has amassed a dynamic portfolio. After scoring his first credit for Slum Village as a teenager in 2002, he worked closely with the group and co-produced much of their next two albums. His self-released, full-length Sound of the City (2005) led to an independent deal, before international attention for the Soul-sample-driven style on his proper solo debut Popular Demand (2007). Five additional solo rap albums followed (Tronic, Album of the Year, No Poison No Paradise, Glitches in the Break, If There’s A Hell Below, FEVER), as well as an instrumental LP (Synth or Soul), and a live effort (The Rebellion Sessions) with his touring band Nat Turner. The sprawling and versatile discography also features collaborative LPs (including Black and Brown with Danny Brown as well as Random Axe with Guilty Simpson and the late Sean Price), two singles with Jack White, plus production highlights involving Brown, Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt (“Really Doe”), and recent songs for Mick Jenkins and Marlon Craft. Through it all, Black Milk is widely recognized as one of music’s most acclaimed live acts as well as an elite artist who has always embraced creative evolution and change.[/wpex]

Press Releases

✂💈 Black Milk Spotlights the Bond Built in Barbershops in “Relate (Want 2 Know)” Video
Black Milk Dives Into the Future on His Latest Genre-Fusing EP
Black Milk Envisions a “Black NASA” on a Soulful New Single
Black Milk Looks to the Future with 8/2 DiVE EP, Levels Up with BJ The Chicago Kid on a New Single
Black Milk Salutes Lost Friends and Struggling Artists with the XXL-Premiered “Could It Be” Video
Black Milk Announces 30-City US Tour With His Band Nat Turner In Support of His New Album FEVER
Black Milk Announces FEVER Tour with Backing Band Nat Turner
Black Milk Shares Socially Aware FEVER Album, Examines the Online Bubble in the “Laugh Now Cry La3er” Video
Black Milk Exposes the Truth in the Incendiary “True Lies”
Acclaimed Producer/Rapper Black Milk Takes the World’s Temperature on Upcoming Album FEVER; New Single Premiered by XXL
Black Milk & Nat Turner Release Second Volume of The Sunday Outtakes
Black Milk Announces US Dates for Rebellion Tour with Live Band Nat Turner
Black Milk & Nat Turner Share The Rebellion Sessions LP, Begin Europe Tour in May
Black Milk & Nat Turner Release “The Knock,” Announce The Rebellion Tour European Dates
Black Milk & Nat Turner Announce Instrumental Album, Share “The Rebel” via The FADER
Filmed in One-Take, Black Milk & His Live Band Perform from Decorated Discography for In-Studio Showcase
The Detroit Rapper Chases An Unrequited Love In His Latest Video from If There’s A Hell Below
Adding 14 Dates in Europe to his “Play Like Hell” Tour, the Rapper/Producer Also Prepares to Release If There’s A Hell Below Instrumentals on Record Store Day
Joined By His Live Band Nat Turner, the Producer/Rapper Shares a Loose Single As His Play Like Hell Tour Kicks Off
Producer/Rapper Set to Tour U.S. This Spring and Summer With His Live Band, Nat Turner
Accompanying the Release of His Latest Album, Detroit Rapper/Producer Bares Soul In Introspective Visual, Premiere via Complex
Critically Acclaimed Rapper/Producer Black Milk Releases Fifth Solo Album via His Own Computer Ugly Record Label
The New York Times Premieres An Advance Stream of Black Milk’s Fifth Solo Album, If There’s A Hell Below
Black Milk Reunites Random Axe On Latest Release From Forthcoming Album
Digital and Physical Pre-orders Now Available for the Producer/Rapper’s Fifth Album, If There’s A Hell Below, Which Includes Features From Blu, Bun B, Pete Rock, Random Axe
With An Album Set To Be Released In October via His Own Computer Ugly Label, the Detroit-bred Rapper/Producer Also Shares First Boiler Room TV Performance
Black Milk Reveals Cover Art and Release Date For If There’s A Hell Below
With An Album Set To Be Released In October via His Own Computer Ugly Label, the Detroit-bred Rapper/Producer Also Prepares For International Tour
Rapper/Producer Black Milk Heading To East Coast & Europe On August Tour
Black Milk Adds European Dates To “No Poison No Paradise Tour”
Black Milk Album No Poison No Paradise Out Now
New Black Milk Album Out Tomorrow, Bonus Track Available To Stream Now
Pitchfork Advance Premieres Black Milk – No Poison No Paradise
Black Milk Releases Video For “Sunday’s Best/Monday’s Worst”
SPIN Premieres New Single, “Dismal,” From Detroit Rapper; No Poison No Paradise Tour Currently Underway
Black Milk Releases New Album’s Track List, Full Artwork, and Video From Artist Joonbug
Black Milk Scores Short Film “H8DES, Directed By Don Cheadle
Black Milk Announces No Poison No Paradise Tour 2013
Pitchfork Premieres New Single And Art For Detroit Rapper Black Milk’s Upcoming Album, Due Out October 15th

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