Jack White Goes Hip-Hop With MC Black Milk
The White Stripes frontman teams with Detroit rapper on Third Man Records' first rap single.
Is Jack White the next Dr. Dre? The White Stripes guitarist produced and performed on “Brain” and “Royal Mega,” two new songs from Detroit rapper Black Milk — it’s the first rap release on White’s Third Man Records, and hits stores today. Stream “Royal Mega” below (via Pitchfork).
White contributes drums to this track, and he adds a seriously fierce punch to a dirty horn and guitar-soaked groove, which weirdly comes on like Rage Against the Machine. “Another record that’s bringing the unexpected,” Milk boasts, before the track goes double-time with a funked-up vamp that recalls James Brown’s backing band playing at their hardest. Sweet!