With his latest album, If There's A Hell Below, set to be released on October 28th via his own independent label, Computer Ugly, critically acclaimed rapper/producer Black Milk announces Fall Tour dates with live band Nat Turner. Kicking things off on October 17th in NYC at Webster Hall, they'll be touching down in several U.S. cities, in addition to several dates in Canada during the tour. This follows a recently concluded European Tour, which Black performed throughout August. Speaking on a past tour, LA Weekly shared praises, saying "Master of Ceremonies Black Milk was expertly both directing and starring in this show."
This information about the Fall Tour follows the If There's A Hell Below album announcement, and also the release of "What It's Worth", the first singe from the album. "Detroit's New Dance Show" was the second track to be released from the album, featuring thumping, dark electronic production layered beneath pitch-lowered vocals on the chorus, with some hard-hitting lyrics in the verses. The "new-wave-tinged rocker," as Okayplayer dubbed it, pays homage to a television series that aired in Black's hometown of Detroit back in 1988 called "The New Dance Show." "If There's A Hell a Below isn't as dark as No Poison No Paradise but it is somewhat of a continuation of that album," he explains. "I'm still giving you a glimpse of different struggles for the point of view of an inner city youth but rhyming in different patterns over instrumentals that sound different from anything I've done in the past."
Also, over the holiday weekend, Black Milk's first Boiler Room performance set was shared as a video and free audio download. The upbeat mix starts with some Tronic-style synthed-out production and transitions into some dance-inducing blends that includes vocal re-workings of Danny Brown, Total, and Lucy Pearl, among others.
Purchase tickets for Black Milk's tour: http://blackmilk.biz/tours/
Watch and download Black Milk's Boiler Room set: http://boilerroom.tv/recording/black-milk/
Purchase "Detroit's New Dance Show": http://blackmilk.bandcamp.com/track/detroits-new-dance-show-2
Listen to "Detroit's New Dance Show": https://soundcloud.com/blackmilkofficial/detroits-new-dance-show
Purchase "What It's Worth": https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/what-its-worth-single/id890586043
Black Milk's Fall Tour:
Oct 17 - New York, NY at The Studio at Webster Hall
Oct 18 - Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda's
Oct 19 - Burlington, VT at Signal Kitchen
Oct 20 - Montreal, QC at Cabaret Underworld
Oct 21 - Ottawa, ON at Ritual
Oct 23 - Toronto, ON at Tattoo Queen West
Oct 24 - Chicago, IL at Reggie's
Oct 25 - Toledo, OH at Frankies
Black Milk is a producer and rapper born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. As one of the most-celebrated auteurs of his generation of hip hop artists, he 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's no surprise that his solo releases are met with exalted anticipation. He has been making music professionally since 2004 and has collaborated with many noted artists including Slum Village, J Dilla, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Frank-N-Dank, Lloyd Banks, Canibus and Pharoahe Monch and Jack White of The White Stripes. In 2010 he released Album of the Year, which perfectly captured his soulful, jazzy style. He's currently working on his sixth solo album, If There's A Hell Below, which will be released October 28th.