Today is a great day for hip-hop fans. In addition to a single dropping from a big artist, we can now hear Milo‘s new full-length album, a toothpaste suburb, in its entirety. If you have been following my writing about the Hellfyre Club rapper/producer, then you surely know that this is one of my most anticipated releases of the year. That being said, a cursory listen of his music is not something I recommend if you’re looking to provide any sort of criticism and/or feedback.
Five songs in, it’s apparent that a toothpaste suburb is another potent project from the Maine/Illinois-bred artist who now resides on the West Coast and continues to impress with every effort he releases. Proving that point is the fact his guests include Kool A.D., Busdriver, and Open Mike Eagle, among others, all of whom also make art that deserves your utmost attention. Even so, the production on a toothpaste suburb is so surreal, warming, and engrossing—shout out to iglooghost, Riley Lake, greyhat and Tastenothing for their work on here—that a little passive listening won’t hurt.
You can hear the album below and buy it on Bandcamp.