Play the keys!!!

Sounds like a mad man of some sort on the keys. That, along with the muffled drums. Perfecto. PLAY THE KEYS!!!

What Its Worth

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One of the most consistent artists over the last couple years in my opinion, Black Milk is still doing his thing. According this track, he’s not stopping no time soon. The purpose is understood.

“you clock in or be clocked in”

“Honestly gotta ask myself time and time, what Im working for?”

What Albums Are We Looking Forward to Hearing For the Rest of the Year??


So I’m having trouble keeping up with what albums are due out for the rest of the year and when they come out. So I’m pretty much putting together this list as something to reference when I get ready to fiend for some new music. These are all of the albums that I can list right now and feel free to add to the list because lord knows my memory is not what it used to be. Album of the year lists will be interesting that’s for sure.
Clear Soul Forces – Gold PP7’s (September 17)
Drake – Nothing Was The Same (September 24)
Danny Brown – Old (September 30)
Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (September 30)
DOM Kennedy – Get Home Safely (October 1)
Oddisee – The Beauty In All (including free mixtape “Tangible Dream) (October 1)
Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw (October 8)
Black Milk – No Poison, No Paradise (October 15)
JMSN – †Pllajé† (November 5)
Gerald Walker – Target (Sometime this year)
Chuck Inglish – Converitbles (Maybe this year or maybe never)
Schoolboy Q – OxyMoron (shiiiit who knows)

Black Milk – Synth or Soul Instrumental Album Review

FINAL11013-SynthOrSoul-12Jacket“Black Milk collaborates with illustrator Upendo “Pen” Taylor (Nike, Leroy Jenkins, Gatorade) for the music-meets-visual instrumental/art series Fuzz, Freqs & Colors (FFC). Synth or Soul is the first volume in the FFC series. The process for each volume starts with Black and Pen trading beats and sketches and refining their works along the way. Throughout that exchange, the music is shaped by the visual art and the visual art is shaped by the music.

FFC is the first project launched by the new creative house Computer Ugly.”

Computer Ugly Ugly
A mixed bag of grooves with a soft set a stiff drums to go with a sound bite that keeps yelling “Ugly!!!!”. No real melody but the synths will get your head moving after about a minute or so. Its an ok beat according to Black Milk standards. The talking at the beginning was a good touch. Continue reading

Morning Drive


As I hopped in the car this morning to drive to work with half opened eye lids, this song came on and captured the mood so perfectly as I cruised down the street. WAKE UP.

An album that I think every up-and-coming producer should have…


I recently acquired Lee Field & The Expressions‘ ‘My World’ album. I think that if you are an up-and-coming producer and you like to sample funk and soul music then this is something that is worthy of purchasing and adding to your vinyl collection. I came across this album after searching for a sample by one of favorite producers, Black Milk. The song that he sampled was so pure that I just had to hear the rest of the album in hope of discovering some fresh music to add to the pod. This doesn’t happen often but after I listened to the snippets to ‘My World’ I was impressed. Kudos to the lovely people at Amazon for hooking me up with so many credits that I was able to get this joint for the price of Free.99. Until recently I haven’t heard anything about Lee Field & The Expressions but it surprised me that most of their music was made within the last 10 to 15 years and it doesn’t imitate any of the songs in their genre from before that time. To provide you with your morning piff I have provided a full stream of the album and a list of samples after the link, enjoy! Continue reading