One of my favorite Hip Hop releases of the year on limited colored 2xlp wax. I’m a cheap ass and am only getting the purple, but I’d love that black haze. Take a listen below if you’ve never heard black milk, it’s quite dope.
There is also a purple version available for only $20
-2xLP Limited Edition Black & Grey Haze Vinyl
-Screen Printed 18" x 24" Poster (printed on heavy stock french paper - ships separately)
As one of the most-celebrated auteurs of his generation of hip hop artists, Black Milk has conditioned fans and critics to always expect the unexpected each time he releases new music. Few producers have earned the notoriety and respect he has as a musician, and when that is coupled with commanding talent as an emcee, it‚Äôs no surprise that his solo releases are met with exalted anticipation. The new full-length album ‚ÄúNo Poison No Paradise‚ÄĚ continues Black Milk‚Äôs trend of releasing material that maintains his signature sound while pushing it into new territory.
Musically, each of Black Milk‚Äôs releases have kept one foot dipped in classical boom-bap and the other stomping with a fierce originality and willingness to expand his listeners‚Äô sonic palate. ‚ÄúNo Poison No Paradise‚ÄĚ leaves behind the density and heavily- layered sounds of his 2010 release ‚ÄúAlbum of the Year‚ÄĚ in favor of a more stripped-down approach. Some tracks showcase the raw sample-driven styles that helped make him one of Detroit‚Äôs hottest young talents nearly a decade ago. Others flex some of the sophistication and musicality that have helped to make his live show among the most-acclaimed in hip hop. Whichever direction he decides to take it, all of the trademark characteristics of Black‚Äôs music are fully apparent throughout the album: hard drums, melodic synths, and nimble flows.
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of ‚ÄúNo Poison No Paradise‚ÄĚ is the evolution of Black Milk‚Äôs lyrical style. While he‚Äôs never been shy to get personal on the mic, Black introduces a refined ability as a storyteller on the new release, mostly told through the dreams of a character named Sonny. The album‚Äôs songs are steeped in autobiographical themes and construct rich visceral imagery of everything from the experience of growing up in a rough working-class neighborhood of Detroit to the struggles of maintaining one‚Äôs inspiration and success as an artist. Even with his lyrical progression, Black‚Äôs rap styles are unquestionably sharper and more varied than ever.
‚ÄúNo Poison No Paradise‚ÄĚ is another accomplished full-length solo release for Black Milk, and a return to form for one of hip hop‚Äôs most versatile talents. The album features guest appearances by Grammy-Award winners Black Thought (The Roots), Robert Glasper, and Dwele, as well as long-time collaborators Will Sessions, Mel, and Ab.
1. Interpret Sabotage (feat. Mel)
2. Deion‚Äôs House
3. Codes and Cab Fare (feat. Black Thought)
4. Ghetto DEMF (feat. Quelle Chris)
5. Sonny Jr. (Dreams)(feat. Robert Glasper; Dwele)
6. Sunday‚Äôs Best
7. Monday‚Äôs Worst
8. Perfected On Puritan Ave.
10. Parallels (feat. Ab)
11. X Chords
12. Black Sabbath (feat. Tone Trezure)
13. Money Bags (Paradise)
Listen on Spotify
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- Too Expensive