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.