Black Milk at Smiling Moose

Published On October 21, 2013 | By Lindsay Franko | Music

blackmilkFresh off the October 15th release of his latest album No Poison No Paradise, rap-game vet Black Milk continues to blend his talent as a producer with his love of the mic. For over ten years (and five albums later) Black Milk has gained the support of fans and critics alike, as well as their respect.


His latest album follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. While keeping his signature sound – beats laden with classical boom-bap bass. He has transformed as a lyricist, pushing his musical talent into new territory. On the new album, he blends hard drums and melodic synths with his dexterous flow.



But as an artist, Black Milk continues to evolve. No Poison No Paradise showcases a new kind of lyrical style, introducing Black Milk as a storyteller. The album follows a fictional character named Sonny Jr. who relays his dreams to listeners and discusses autobiographical events in Black’s life, from the experience of growing up in a rough working-class neighborhood to the struggle of maintaining inspiration as an artist. And even with his newly-found lyrical style, Black’s flow is sharper and more varied than ever.



Catch him on one of the last dates of his North American tour when he comes through the 412 on October 23rd at The Smiling Moose. He has performed in Pittsburgh twice before – each time selling out so get your tickets ASAP!

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