Black Milk Gives Us His Best 'Guess'


Detroit is a known breeding ground for emcees who naturally infuse soul into their tracks, and Black Milk is at the top of the list. The rapper just dropped his latest single "I Guess," the first since his successful release of If There’s a Hell Below back in October. The minute you press play you're met with soulful vocals and complex percussion. Once the funky bass line and live horns jump in and Black Milk begins his lyrical onslaught, it's on. With his poignant lyrics, backed by layers of samples, the four-minute, hook-free track is easy to ingest. In the chorus he raps, "You could say I'm puttin' on / Put my heart in every song I guess / Niggas tryin' to be the best, wouldn't go for less / You could say I'm in the zone I guess, to my very last breath/ Watchin' every last step till the casket close I guess."

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The track produced by Black Milk himself is a balanced mix of soul and hip-hop that we always appreciate here at SoulBounce HQ. Black Milk is currently on his Play Like Hell Tour with live band Nat Turner, which includes keyboardist/vocalist Aaron “Ab” Abernathy, bassist Malik Hunter and drummer Z Horton. They're hitting 27 U.S. cities, so if you want to hear "I Guess" performed live, take your pick and purchase tickets to his tour, which also includes Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def and Fashawn on select dates. Listen to his latest single right here, and let us know if the track gives you something to think about or leaves you guessing.

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Black Milk Play Like Hell Tour dates

March 19th – Dallas – Three Links
March 20th – Austin – SXSW
March 22nd – New Orleans – Gasa Gasa
March 23rd – Atlanta – The Basement
March 24th – Charlotte – Snug Harbor
March 25th – Asheville – Asheville Music Hall
March 26th – Little Rock – Stickyz
March 28th – Boise – Knitting Factory (Treefort Music Fest)
March 30th – Denver – Cervantes' Other Side (w Fashawn)
April 3rd – Las Vegas – Beauty Bar
April 4th – Fresno – Catacomb Party
April 9th – Albuquerque – El Rey Theater (w Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def)
April 10th – Los Angeles – Los Globos
April 11th – San Francisco – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
April 12th – Sacramento – Harlow's
April 14th – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
April 16th – Portland – Alhambra Theatre (Soul'd Out Music Festival)
June 16th – Washington, DC – DC9
June 17th – Philadelphia – Johnny Brenda's
June 18th – New York – The Studio at Webster Hall
June 20th – Detroit – TBA
June 21st – Chicago – Subterranean
June 22nd – Minneapolis – 7th St Entry
June 24th – Missoula – Urban Lounge
June 25th – Calgary – Sled Island Festival
June 27th – Vancouver – Fortune Sound Club
June 28th – Seattle – Nectar Lounge

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