There are some artists that will seemingly have a lifetime pass to a well-received and warm reception. For the most part, it is warranted also: throughout their careers they have delivered consistently great music, have retained their musical integrity and never compromised their sound for a run at a higher level of success. Black Milk is one such person; a disciple of J Dilla, he has kept the late James Yancey’s sense of delivering a steady flow of quality music without compromise.
Having dropped his last album, If There’s A Hell Below, in 2014, Black has kept things relatively low-key since, spending time with the likes of RATKING’s Wiki, Asher Roth and Cannibal Ox. He now returns a new solo offering, “Like I Need It All,” which is trademark Black Milk: unflinchingly intransigent, laden with that familiar Detroit bounce fans have loved for years. Hopefully, this is a sign of more to come.