Detroit rapper/producer Black Milk is set to release his new project, The Rebellion Sessions, this April. It's a jazzy live instrumental album showcasing his band Nat Turner (with whom he's been touring for many years), produced in full by Black Milk himself and recorded in just one week in Dallas. To accompany the announcement, the "What It's Worth" rapper is sharing "The Rebels," a very chill non-album track featuring Black Milk rapping over Nat Turner's summertime-worthy vibes.
"This project came together from Nat Turner and I deciding to meet up, lock ourselves in a room for one week, and hope that some musical gems could be created in that short amount of time," Black Milk told The FADER over email. "For most of the tracks on the album there are only three instruments being played—Z on drums, Malik Hunter on bass and Ab (Aaron Abernathy) on Fender Rhodes. I knew the less we had to work with the more creative we would have to be. I also kept it stripped down so that when we played live shows, the songs sound exactly how they do on the album. Most of the album is a fusion of jazz and funk orchestrated from a hip-hop producer’s standpoint.”
Stream "The Rebels" below, and preorder The Rebellion Sessions here.