Pleased to see the full release of the latest Gangster Doodles curated extravaganza. The infamous cartoonist has selected a wealth of talented types for the project, with MCs and producers from both sides of the Atlantic, and from all walks of rap life, rubbing shoulders on the tracklist. The compilation weighs in at 28 tracks, so a track by track breakdown would be too much, but to give you a decent overview, there are cuts from the likes of Black Milk, Zeroh, Ohbliv, Gaslamp Killer, King Kashmere, Lil B and Lord Apex, to name a very select few. You can hear a selection of tracks below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp.Continue reading “Gangster Doodles: Gangster Music Vol.2 (Stream)”
Following on from the much deserved anticipation surrounding its arrival, the new album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean saw its full release last week. Guilty has been one of the most reliable artists in rap for a long time, thanks to a consistency that almost guarantees satisfaction with every project he blesses, and in Gensu he has found a creative partnership that reaches the same heights as his earlier works with Black Milk and Madlib. The guest stars help too, with Black Milk, Marv Won, Skyzoo, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Yarbrough bringing even more potency to an album that was already brimming over with appeal. You can hear a preview of EGO below, then head over to Mello Music for your vinyl and CD needs.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean: EGO (Stream)”
Big Detroit energy on the latest single to be taken from the forthcoming album from Guilty Simpson and Gensu Dean. Deep Breath features fellow Michigan legends, Marv Won and Black Milk, paving the way for another win for Guilty when the album sees its full release next month. You can listen to Deep Breath below.Continue reading “Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean ft. Marv Won & Black Milk”
Good news from the world of Gangster Doodles, as he announces the upcoming release of the second installment from his Gangster Music compilation series. Two and a half years after the release of the first volume, the Toronto artist is now blessing us with another handpicked selection of tracks which span the rap world – 28 in total!!
You can hear a taster below, in the form of Champion by Mike G and Lil B, with the rest of the album boasting material from the likes of Open Mike Eagle, Black Milk, Lord Apex, Zeroh and King Kashmere, to name but a few. Pre-orders for the Gangster Music Vol.2 are available now, as well as a whole bunch of different bundle options. Check the Bandcamp page for more information. The album is set for release on 15 October.
On Tuesday, Open Mike Eagle broke the news that he has a new album on the way. Titled Anime, Trauma + Divorce, the album will feature production from a number of contributors, including Black Milk, Frank Leone, Gold Panda and Caleb Stone, who notches up a few credits including the lead single. Bucciarati is a lively little number with a tasty feature from Kari Faux. OME’s previous collaborator, Jacknife Lee, is the album’s executive producer. Anime, Trauma + Divorce is due for full release on 16 October, along with a limited vinyl run of 1,000 copies (Down to 194 as I write this). Pre-orders and more info can be found on Bandcamp, and you can hear Bucciarati below. Continue reading “Open Mike Eagle ft. Kari Faux: Bucciarati + LP News”
There’s a new album incoming, from the always on point, Apollo Brown. The Detroit Producer is drawing on the multitude of talent contained within his city’s walls, as he drafts over 50 artists into the project. There are contributions from the likes of Slum Village, Chris Orrick, Illa J, Guilty Simpson and Boog Brown. The first single emerged this week and features Black Milk, Ketchphraze and DJ Los. You can stream the track, God Help Me, below and pre-orders are available over on Bandcamp. Sincerely, Detroit is due for release on 29 October via Mello Music Group. Continue reading “Apollo Brown ft. Black Milk, Ketchphraze & DJ Los: God Help Me”
It’s a family affair on the latest from Black Milk, as he releases a video for Relate (Want 2 Know) which also features his younger brother, MAHD. The track is lifted from the Detroit artist’s recent DiVE release, which is out now on Mass Appeal Records.
Following on from the release of a new video a couple of weeks ago, Black Milk returns with his latest project – the DiVE EP. Having been a fan of the Detroit artist since I first heard Long Story Short roughly 10 years ago, it’s been fascinating hearing how his sound and approach to production has evolved during that decade. Continue reading “Black Milk: DiVE EP (Stream)”
Last week we were gifted a new track from Detroit favourite, Black Milk, as he announced the details of his latest project. The DiVE EP is desbribed by Mass Appeal as a “journey of betrayal, self-forgiveness and maneuvering through life’s toughest lessons”. If U Say features vocal contributions from BJ The Chicago Kid. More news on the EP soon.
Another joint lifted from Black Milk’s recent Fever LP, as the funk-driven Could It Be gets the video treatment. The album is out now on all the usual platforms via Mass Appeal Records.