Detroit producer and rapper Curtis Cross (better known as Black Milk) has a list of credits that most aspiring hip hop artists could only dream about, having worked with big names like J Dilla, Pharoahe Monch, Lloyd Banks, and more. What’s even more impressive is that Cross has been able to wear two hats – artist and producer – and be successful at both.
We’ve been fortunate enough to host Cross and the live band that accompanies him twice at Signal Kitchen. Both times we were blown away by the energy he created among the crowds that gathered to watch him perform. The balance between band and vocals was delicate and fluid, each part weaving in and out between the other with perfect timing – a commonly difficult challenge in hip hop that was handled with ease. Have a peek at our video of the live performances of “Sunday’s Best” and “Monday’s Worst,” two tracks off his album No Poison No Paradise.
Directed and Edited By: Ben Zackin
Audio Engineering: Dave DeCristo
Produced By: Alex Lalli, Dave DeCristo
Cameras: Ben Zackin, Clay Englehart, David Zabriskie