Detroit producer and MC Black Milk’s new album title Album of The Year may sound like typical braggadocio but Curtis Cross as explains on the first track ‘365’, it’s simply a reflection of the amount of time he spent on this album since released 2008’s excellent Tronik and it’s paid off.
I’ve been waiting for a rap album like this all year – instrumentals a cut above, a signature drum sound, indebted to J Dilla, ultra-proficient rhymes – listen to the whole thing below and get it here.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.