Detroit-born Black Milk is in Australia and New Zealand for the next week to play a string of shows ahead of the release of his new album Fever this Friday 23 February on Nas’ Mass Appeal Records. This will be the prolific emcee / producer’s sixth solo studio album since 2004, which has also seen him release an additional three solo EPs and a further nine collaborative albums with the likes of Danny Brown, the late Sean Price, Guilty Simpson of Stones Throw Records, former Slum Village member Elzhi, Bishop Lamont, Fat Ray + more.
Black Milk will be supported nationally throughout Australia by a string of quality locals including KG, Coin Banks, Plutonic Lab, Amin Payne, Charlie Bucket, Mike Who and two festival appearances in New Zealand. This will be the fourth time that his wide appeal has resulted in him touring down under, including most recently successful late-2016 and 2010 Australasian tours.
Raised on the sounds of De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, Black Milk has developed from being one of hip-hop’s rising young guns to now a highly respected veteran with nearing two decades in the music industry. He worked on his first production credit for Slum Village in his teens and would go on to work extensively with the group as a producer. His unique talent now extends to producing a lot of his own music that he raps over and his popularity as an artist on and off the mic has consistently remained hugely sought after.
The consistently hard working and touring Black Milk has worked with a wide variety of artists, demonstrating the vast array of industry respect he has achieved from his peers. These include the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Pete Rock, Bun B of UGK, Black Thought of The Roots, Marv Won, Royce da 5’9”, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Premier, Roc Marciano, GZA, Torae, Skyzoo, KRS-One, Busta Rhymes and Your Old Droog. Keep an ear out for the former Fat Beats’ signee’s new 12-track, 40-minute long Fever album dropping this Friday.