Last night, acclaimed rapper and producer Black Milk released The Sunday Outtakes Pt. 2, recorded with his live band Nat Turner. The Sunday Outtakes series features tracks recorded during Black Milk and Nat Turner's marathon fall 2015 recording sessions in Dallas Texas, which did not make the final tracklist for Black Milk's acclaimed instrumental The Rebellion SessionsLP.Following February's Sunday Outtakes two track mini-EP Sunday Outtakes Pt. 2 is very much of a piece with The Rebellion Sessions, featuring effortless funk from Malik Hunter on bass and Zebulun “Z” Horton on drums, and brilliant accents and solos from Aaron “Ab” Abernathy on keys. The first track, "Sunday Outtake 4" features atonal, Ennio Morricone-type horns laid over an insistent free jazz groove. The second track, "Sunday Outtake 5," is short but sweet, featuring a wordless chorus over a twinkling four chord progression.
One of the most prodigious and versatile talents in the world of Hip-Hop, Black Milk, enlisted powerhouse live band Nat Turner for The Rebellion Sessions, which he calls “a fusion of Jazz and Funk orchestrated from a Hip-Hop producer’s standpoint." The project was met by critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it"a raw and unhindered affair that brings to mind organic hip-hop experimenters like Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest." The Rebellion Sessions at times recalls the works of Fela Kuti, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis,Sly & The Family Stone, D’Angelo, and Robert Glasper, while building off Black Milk and Nat Turner’s incredible live show, honed over the course of years and more than 90 shows played worldwide in 2015 alone.
Announcing the project last month via The FADER, Black Milk and Nat Turner shared the non-album vocal mix of "The Rebel," featured on the instrumental album as "4 Blacks." Lead single “The Knock” debuted via AFROPUNK, who noted that the track “cuts straight to the point, opening with a pleasant and steady stream of afro-beat-laden jazz rhythms which are adorned with ambiguous and complimentary backing vocals.” With the release of instrumental LP The Rebellion Sessions, rapper/producer Black Milk and live band Nat Turner will be headed back to the U.S. for The Rebellion Tourin June. Currently playing shows in Europe, Black Milk and Nat Turner will be performing select tunes from The Rebellion Sessionsin addition to songs from Black Milk’s extensive catalog.