Tronic - Black Milk
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  • Summary: The latest release for the Detroit rapper/producer features guest appearances by Dwele, Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, and DJ Premier.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The best kinds of albums are the ones that capture that fragile balance between great music and pairing lyrical wordplay. And Tronic is an album that fans of both the lyrical side and production side of hip-hop can love.
  2. Tronic shows marked improvement in Black Milk as the total package; he doesn't excel by sacrificing his rhymes for the sake of the music, or vice versa.
  3. This, then, is the future fashioned out of the stuffs of past and present, out of maintaining a firm aesthetic while employing a staggering array of techniques, out of reaching for the proverbial stars. Tronic hits with the intrinsic revelation and self-evident relevance of new truth.
  4. Black Milk has simply made a completely unique statement in what is typically a pretty stale genre, and with Tronic he has confirmed his status as one of the best.
  5. 80
    Black thrives on his own, finding strength in lyrical risk-taking that ultimately makes the Milk name ring thicker and sweeter than ever before. [Nov/Dec 2008, p.84]
  6. No filler and a logical running order makes Tronic an instantly satisfying effort, an album to return to, and maybe the best entry point to a discography already filled with vital material.
  7. While the production is tight, it’s not going to cause rival producers to sell their samplers and look for jobs in air conditioning repair.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 3, 2014
    The production is impressive, but overall there wasn't a cohesive message or purpose behind the album. Black Milk has plenty of talent and is a good storyteller, but I wasn't impressed. Expand