The presence of Royce Da 5'9″ on a supposed “album of the year” was a concern of mine when the track listing was leaked back in May. Today Milk's video for “Deadly Medley”, edited and ready for BET countdowns, premiered. The concerns are washed out as Milk's clearly demanding nothing but the best from his guest appearances.
As impressive as Royce spits (“You can't take the heat / get your ass up out the kitchen / matter fact / take your ass back up in there and wash the dishes”), the litmus test for a dope song with multiple guest spots is that Black Milk raps either better or on par with his amigos. I'm approving his bars as I really like “newest flows is ugly as war zones / yeah, shit is ugly as Lady Gaga's wardrobe.”
Album Of The Year drops September 14.