Player Xchange: Black Milk x A K U A – “Puddles” [OKA Exclusive]

AKUA x Black Milk "Puddles" for Okayafrica Player Xchange


Detroit’s current crown producer/MC Black Milk teams up with up-and-coming Ghanaian/Canadian songstress A K U A, who you might’ve caught singing in Solange‘s band, (or just hanging out on Okayplayer, covering Prince) for this hazy installment of our Player Xchange series. In “Puddles,” A K U A lays down some hypnotically airy vocals that float steady over a signature avant-hip-hop Black Milk beat. Milk perfectly summed up the ethereal vibe of the track in his interview, explaining that “there’s a good contrast between [A K U A’s vocal] softness and that wind sample, like you’re kind of caught in that wind, blowing.” Watch the behind-the-scenes mini-documentary following the creation of the song and download Black Milk x A K U A’s “Puddles” below. Browse all of our previous Player Xchange collaborations here.

AKUA x Black Milk "Puddles" for Okayafrica Player Xchange


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