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Black Milk Interview

February 25, 2009

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Luckily for hip-hop fans both in Michigan and across the globe, Black Milk is a workaholic. Since his 2007 album Popular Demand (released historically on March 13, in honor of Detroit’s 313 area code), he’s been ubiquitous in the music scene. Not only did he craft beats for heavyweights like eLZhi (of Slum Village), GZA, and Kidz In The Hall. He also released several projects of his own: Black Milk Presents…Caltroit and The Set Up with Fat Ray. His most recent album, Tronic, hit stores in October and was hailed as one of the best albums of the year due to Black’s upgraded rhymes and the futuristic progression of his sound. And with the Random Ax—the trio of Black, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price—album impending, 2009 won’t see him slowing down. In an interview with MichiganHipHop, Black Milk talks about switching his style up, balancing a heavy work load, and his responsibility as one of Detroit’s musical ambassadors.

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Super Finale Video Game

February 23, 2009

After you beat the game you will receive a link to download Finale’s “One Man Show (Prod. Black Milk)” off of Finale’s “A Pipe Dream and a Promise,” which drops April 7, 2009.

Suite For Ma Dukes (Finale & Encore) Video

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Big Sean “Supa Dupa”

February 21, 2009

Big Sean “Supa Dupa”

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Off Big Sean’s “UKNOWBIGSEAN,” which is coming soon

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Big Sean “Million Dollars”

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Off of Big Sean’s “Finally Famous”

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2/20 – “The Talent Show” Album Release Party @ Blind Pig

February 19, 2009

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“The Talent Show” Album Release Party

Live Performances By:
Live Band
DJ C4
Rafael Casal
Tree City

Friday February 20, 2009
The Blind Pig
208 S. First St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (map)
Doors @ 9:30pm
18+ w/ID
21+ $7
18+ $10

Mayer Hawthorne “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (Live)” Video

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Mayer Hawthorne “Love Is Alright (Live)” Video

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Marv Won “Stomp” Video

February 18, 2009

Illa J Interview

illaj Since J Dilla’s death in 2006, everyone has done their part in making sure his legacy continues: artists have recorded tributes and performed in benefit shows, DJs have played his music during their sets, and fans have copped everything from music to T-shirts to show their allegiance to the Detroit superproducer. But who’s better to keep the spirit of J Dilla alive than his own flesh and blood?

Illa J has already shined through cameos on The Boondocks’ Hip-Hop Docktrine Two mixtape and Black Milk’s Caltroit compilation, but his debut album sees him putting family first. On Yancey Boys, the 22-year-old sings and rhymes self-written material over 14 Dilla beats that had been locked down for more than a decade.

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