It's been a good week for Boston's top-shelf selector DJ KNIFE. First he got nominated for DJ Artist of the Year in this year's BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS -- in a pretty killer category alongside FRANK WHITE, KON, LEAH V and PAUL FOLEY -- and then got hooked up with a patent for his performance moniker courtesy of our good ol' United States government (attn: wannabes: drop the Knife).
Some of you know D-Tension as the Bay State's resident comic rapper, an author of such mirthful gems as "Soccer Mom" and "I'm So Old."
Others know him as an accomplished underground producer who cut seminal heat for the likes of Slug, Encore, Termanology, and Vinnie Paz.
Perhaps you just know him as the old dude in the big t-shirt at the club who drinks way too much and makes young women uncomfortable.
This is a pretty big deal, Boston. Black Milk is kind of a miraculous anomaly in hip-hop, commanding respect from the lowest depths of underground notoriety to the cheesiest heights of commercial acclaim. He's the sort of double threat who cats like Kanye sweat so hard that their pants stink - an MC-producer who summons nostalgia from the best of both coasts, not to mention his own city of Detroit, which dude holds down like a crime boss.