Author Archives: blakcitrus

Spank Rock-White On White Crime

Spank Rock’s “White On White Crime” addresses misogyny, homophobia and racism and producer Frank Chase samples feminist author bell hooks to add meaning Rock’s social gripes.


Amiri-Just Diggin’ 2


Amiri releases part 2 of his Diggin series of beat tapes and this one has 20 tracks available for any aspiring rapper and soul-oriented hip-hop fan.


Rah Digga-Stories From The Ambassador

Rah Digga keeps her promise to give music to her fans with this latest offering of “Stories From The Ambassador” rapped over MF Doom’s “Four Thieves Vinegar” beat.


Playdough & Sean Patrick-No Requests Featuring Tanya Morgan

Texas rapper Playdough and producer Minister Sean Patrick rework Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic Three’s “Request Line” with Tanya Morgan. The nostalgic song is part of their upcoming 1985 Party Time Excellent album.


Big Pooh-Augmentation Produced By Apollo Brown

Big Pooh and producer Apollo Brown have crafted a song about hip-hop’s pre-corporate days in “Augmentation” from Pooh’s Words Paint Pictures album.


THEESatisfaction-Sir Come Navigate & Fetch/Catch Live On KEXP

THEESatisfaction just released EartHEE yesterday and taped performances of “Sir Come Navigate” and “Fetch/Catch” in Seattle’s KEXP Studios two days ago. They start their US tour tomorrow in their Seattle hometown at Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room.


Aceyalone-Ghetto Blaster Produced By Bionik

“Ghetto Blaster” is Aceyalone’s first collaboration with producer Bionik and it’s from his Action album that’s coming out in the spring.




Elzhi returns with “February” produced by 14KT from his new album Lead Poison due later in the year. “February” is obviously about his famous relationship with former band member J.Dilla.


OG Maco Releases 15 Mixtape

Atlanta rapper OG Maco, who broke through to the mainstream last year with his thrash trap single, “U Guessed It” just released the 15 mixtape. The tape features Migos also from Maco’s Atlanta hometown and production from Metro Boomin’, TM88, Jake Butcher and more. Maco’s first full-length album is due in August.


Black Milk Announces Play Like Hell Tour


Black Milk is taking his Play Like Hell show on tour this Spring and Summer with his Nat Turner band. Select shows will include performances by Mos Def, Fashawn and Lyrics Born. Buy tickets here.

Black Milk Tour Dates:

3/19 Dallas at Three Links
3/20 Austin at SXSW
3/22 New Orleans at Gasa Gasa
3/23 Atlanta at The Basement
3/24 Charlotte at Snug Harbor
3/25 Asheville at Asheville Music Hall
3/26 Little Rock at Stickyz
3/28 Boise at Knitting Factory (Treefort Music Fest)
3/30 Denver at Cervantes’ Other Side*
4/01 Phoenix at Monarch Theatre
4/03 Las Vegas at Beauty Bar
4/04 Fresno at Catacomb Party
4/09 Albuquerque at El Rey Theater**
4/10 Los Angeles at Los Globos
4/11 San Francisco at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
4/12 Sacramento at Harlow’s
4/14 Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge
4/16 Portland at Alhambra Theatre (Soul’d Out Music Festival)***
4/18 Detroit at Hello Records^
6/16 Washington, DC at Rock & Roll Hotel
6/17 Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s
6/18 New York at The Studio at Webster Hall
6/19 Boston at Church of Boston^
6/20 Detroit at TBA
6/21 Chicago at TBA
6/22 Minneapolis at 7th St Entry
6/24 Missoula at Urban Lounge
6/25 Calgary at TBA
6/27 Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club
6/28 Seattle at TBA

* with Fashawn
** with Mos Def
*** with Lyrics Born
^ Black Milk Solo Beat Set