Word of Mouth, Black Milk: French Tacos and Getting Hip to Ableton

Word of Mouth is a series on Green Label wherein we get you guys onto cool things, via cool people. We’re talking to our favorite creatives, artists, and athletes about their favorite stuff in their lives right now—cool apps they’re addicted to, new albums they can’t stop bumping, new health regimens… anything goes. Prepare to be put on. 

This go-around, we talked to Black Milk, the Detroit-native record producer who just dropped his collaborative album with Nat Turner, The Rebellion Sessions. Here’s what Black has been digging lately.

Food Experimenting

I moved to LA recently, and I’ve never been a foodie, really. But I realized something crazy when I came here: there aren’t a lot of chain restaurants in this city, so I’ve been kind of forced to explore a little more.

Last interesting meal I remember having was at this place called Trois Familia, in LA. It was like, French-Mexican Cuisine… I had the Double-decker potato tacos, lime, crème fraiche, carrot pico… no cheese though.

Ego Death and Malibu

Musically, I’ve really been into two albums. I’ve been listening to The Internet album and Anderson .Paak’s album a lot lately. Those are two of the most recent projects I’ve been vibing to.

Production Software

This one is kind of nerdy. I’m making the transition in my production right now from being on hardware to software. I’m on tour right now, and there are a few younger artists out on the road with me, so they’ve really been getting me into producing on software. I went out, purchased a whole new laptop and all new software, and I’ve really been into making beats on Ableton. I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around this new way of thinking and approaching music and music production. A lot of my fans know me for really being analog and being into hardware and MPC. I’m trying to get a software mentality this year.

Image: @black_milk

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