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Black Milk Tronic

It‘s been a good year for Midwest hip-hop, and a better year for Detroit beatsmith Black Milk. He follows his recent contributions to eLZhi's The Preface with his third full-length, Tronic. While Tronic still possesses that signature Motor City sound, Milk adopts more live instrumentation and even steps up his rhyme game. Tronic may not leave listeners with a long list of quotables, but Black Milk proves he‘s more than just a producer, holding his own alongside heavyweights Pharoahe Monch, Royce Da 5'9", and Sean Price on "The Matrix." Lyrically, he displays a boastful swagger, but his best work is behind the board, crafting pieces that range from futuristic to orchestral and push himself–and the genre–forward.

2 comments Tronic

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 11/24/2008 - 12:22

I´ve listening hip hop and music in general since 80´s so i know something about music.All i can say that to give 6.5 mark to this album is very poor.This album is a brave album and real hip hop masterpiece.This is not your average modern hip hop-urban album.I can compare this album to a couple of modern classics :ruft draft by jay dee(but more clean and polished) and 2/3 by dabrye(but more raw).you really need to do your hip hop maths.black milk is very good at producing soulfull beats that you could compare to kanye ,but the detroit man instead of chasing the paper has adopted the brave road:minimal,sparse ,electronic but raw sounding beats that has no paralell in today hip hop music.i´d give a 9 with no hesitation.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 11/24/2008 - 12:24

I´ve listening hip hop and music in general since 80´s so i know something about music.All i can say that to give 6.5 mark to this album is very poor.This album is a brave album and real hip hop masterpiece.This is not your average modern hip hop-urban album.I can compare this album to a couple of modern classics :ruft draft by jay dee(but more clean and polished) and 2/3 by dabrye(but more raw).you really need to do your hip hop maths.black milk is very good at producing soulfull beats that you could compare to kanye ,but the detroit man instead of chasing the paper has adopted the brave road:minimal,sparse ,electronic but raw sounding beats that has no paralell in today hip hop music.i´d give a 9 with no hesitation.

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