DANNY BROWN & BLACK MILK
Detroit oozes from every iron crunch and decrepit punchline on “Black and Brown,” the collaborative EP released on Fat Beats this November. Beatsmith Black Milk tosses a zip file full of dusty funk loops to Fool’s Gold freshman Danny Brown, and vulgar yet soulful chaos ensues. Spastic tracks like “Jordan VIII” find Danny twisting extended metaphors by the arm, dropping subtle gems like “Ain’t talking PCs when I mention tech support.” And Black Milk’s brief cameos on the mic are a welcome intermission from Brown’s high energy, nasal-voiced gangsterism. There’s enough five-star, American-engineered hip-hop on “Black and Brown” to make it a staple in any digital backpacker’s rotation.