To say that Black and Brown, the new collaborative EP from Detroit indie-rap producer Black Milk and shock-rap loose cannon Danny Brown, feels "half-finished" would be over-generous. Covering 10 tracks in a scant 22 minutes and bearing a forehead-slap obvious title that probably existed before the project did, Black and Brown is hastily assembled, thoughtlessly sequenced, and conspicuously truncated. There are two songs, back to back, titled "WTF" and "LOL".
This is the year of big-name hip-hop collaborative efforts. From Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne to Royce da 5’9? and Eminem’s Hell: The Sequel, 2011 is the year rappers stopped buggin’ out and started building bridges. Relative unknowns amongst a slew of elite collaborations, Detroit rappers Black Milk and Danny Brown tossed their names into the collaboration ring with a 10-track effort featuring Milk’s production and Brown’s rhymes.