CD review: Black Milk, Album Of The Year (with audio)

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The album of the year, though? Not when you have Big Boi's Sir Lucious Leftoot or The Roots' How I Got Over competing with you. In fact, Eminem's Recovery makes it the second greatest album from Detroit, at best. Perhaps Black Milk's self-deprecating skit on the end of "Black and Brown" is a sign he isn't being overconfident. Regardless of the title and whether or not it's true, the reality remains that Album Of The Year is at least worth more than a listen.


Check out the second track, Welcome (Gotta Go).

After listening to Album Of The Year, I applaud Black Milk for both his ambition and his use of double entendre. His fourth studio effort is the byproduct of the Detroit native's experiences from last 12 months in addition to being what he thinks is the best release of the year.

The producer-rapper creates consistently good music highlighted by tracks like "Warning (Keep Bouncing)" and "Deadly Medley," where he holds is own with guest feature rapper Royce Da 5'9. Black Milk clowns, saying "...ugly as war zones, shit is ugly as Lady Gaga's wardrobe" or "They love when I'm performing. They laugh at your performance. My shit is Martin Luther. Your shit is Martin Lawrence."

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