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Black Milk, If There’s a Hell Below

2014 | Label: Computer Ugly / CD Baby

“If I have one fan rate me highly/ I could never feel underrated,” Black Milk raps in his slightly stilted Midwestern accent on “What It’s Worth.” It’s one of many albatrosses the Detroit musician — no, really, he plays live drums and keyboards — has carried throughout his career. Another well-worn claim is that he’s a far better producer than rapper, but even his late mentor J Dilla was better at turning a clever hook than delivering an actual rhyme. (“Still won’t let you live out from the… more »