Detroit’s Black Milk’s “Popular Demand” Too Popular For His Own Good?

(Brooklyn, NY February 15, 2007) Similarly to other highly sought after albums, Fat Beats recording artist Black Milk’s upcoming release Popular Demand has leaked onto the Internet. Fat Beats Records learned of the leak from industry insiders who contacted label representatives to compliment them on the quality of the album.

Instead of advancing the release date, Fat Beats has decided to combat the leak by adding value to the CD in the form of a bonus disc. ” felt they had to give people more than their money’s worth,” said Black. In addition to the 16-track album, the bonus CD will include 6 exclusive instrumentals and 3 non-album vocal tracks, including the underground hit “Keep It Live (feat. Mr. Porter).” “I think the album will be that much more special if the fans can get some extra songs on there,” added Black.

While the bonus disc will only be available for the first pressing of the album, the instrumentals fill a current void in Black Milk’s growing catalog. Said Bill Sharp of Fat Beats Records, “People are feeling his production so much. From our conversations with Black Milk fans and fellow industry insiders alike, we’ve noticed an increasing demand for Black Milk instrumentals. After the full album leaked, we had to do it.”

Black Milk is a rising talent both as a producer and as an emcee. He got his start producing songs from fellow Detroit natives Slum Village, which lead to a joint album with another young producer, Young RJ, under the group name BR Gunna that sold over 20,000 units. Black then worked hard to establish himself as a solo artist and released Sound of the City on his own Music House label in 2005, which pleasantly surprised many people with his sharp lyricism, catchy hooks, and unmistakable swagger. Black has recently produced tracks for Lloyd Banks, Canibus, and the upcoming Pharoahe Monch album. Black is now signed to indie hip-hop powerhouse Fat Beats Records and is set to release his second highly anticipated solo album Popular Demand, complete with bonus disc on March 13th.

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