Jack White, front man for the now sadly defunct The White Stripes, has revealed that he’s used his Third Man record label to produce and release underground Detroit rapper Black Milk. The super producer, who has produced everyone from Loretta Lynn to The Dead Weather has gone all ghetto on us and turned his hand to producing hip hop! Recorded at White’s Third Man studios in Nashville Tennessee, the single is out both digitally and on 7-inch vinyl.
According to Black Milk “It’s a pretty crazy feeling when you’re going about your regular, every day routine in the studio and all of sudden you get a phone call that Jack White wants to work with you. The email to my manager came from Jack White himself. My first reaction was one of shock that an artist like him, who most people would categorize as a rock star, would want to work with an independent hip-hop artist. My second reaction was surprise that he even knew I existed, even though we’re from the same city. Of course, my response was “Hell yeah! When and where do I need to be to make this happen?” A few back and forth emails led to my band (keyboardist AB; drummer Daru Jones; and bassist Malik Hunter) and I taking a trip to Nashville to record at Jack’s home studio.”