Black Milk Celebrates 'Dismal' With Gritty Funk-Rap

Detroit Dilla disciple preps new album 'No Poison No Paradise'

Black Milk 'Black Sabbath' Stream No Poison Paradise
Black Milk summons "Black Sabbath" on 'No Poison No Paradise' Photo by Jonathan Stafford
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Black Milk's résumé speaks volumes. The Detroit producer/MC has worked with J Dilla and Dilla's Slum Village, made beats for hard-hustling rhymers like Canibus and Danny Brown, and even teamed up with Jack White for a 7-inch single. Like Jay Dee before him, the man born Curtis Cross is a soul-steeped, grit-loving composer that leans towards the margins— a music geek from a no-nonsense town, open to the sort of in-the-pocket experiments that you'll hear below.

On October 15, Fat Beats will drop Black Milk's fifth solo album, No Poison No Paradise, a relatively stripped-down, back-to-sampling affair that serves as a re-introduction to the double-threat's raw skills. Check "Dismal" below, an excellent example of Milk's mastery over mood and groove. 

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Young Buffalo — No Idea " 03:59
  • 2 Vaadat Charigim — Ein Li Makom " 03:46
  • 3 Lindstrøm — Home Tonight " 09:13
  • 4 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 5 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 6 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00
  • 7 Lady Gaga — Till It Happens to You " 03:24

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA