Out of the blue comes this unexpected but very cool collaboration project between two Detroit natives. Even though Jack White has been living in Nashville for quite a while now he apparently still keps an eye on the Motor City, and was so impressed by Black Milk’s Deadly Medley that he decided to contact him to talk about a possible collaboration:
It’s a pretty crazy feeling when you’re going about your regular, every day routine in the studio and all of sudden you get a phone call that Jack White wants to work with you. The email to my manager came from Jack White himself. My first reaction was one of shock that an artist like him, who most people would categorize as a rock star, would want to work with an independent hip-hop artist. My second reaction was surprise that he even knew I existed, even though we’re from the same city. Of course, my response was “Hell yeah! When and where do I need to be to make this happen?”
A 7″ single that the duo created is for sale on Black Milk’s site as of now and digitally on iTunes. A Black Milk live-album is also forthcoming on Jack White’s ‘Third Man Records‘ label. Peep the tracks on the single down below and read Black Milk’s full story on the experience at his blog. I’ll refrain from making lame ‘Black Jack‘ or ‘Black & White‘ puns and let the man himself finish the story:
The time we spent in Nashville collaborating with Jack White was one of the greatest moments in my music career. It not only inspired me to continue to work hard as a producer, but also confirmed that staying true to my art, without compromise, can manifest into the type of rewards that money can’t buy.
Side A: Brain
Side B: Royal Mega