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!