A Few Facts About The Detroit Hip-Hop Scene

A Few Facts About The Detroit Hip-Hop Scene

A Few Facts About The Detroit Hip-Hop Scene Last night I hosted one of the best shows I have ever seen in my life. The line up was full of real artists who make real music. I realized a few things, though… 1. The “Tastemakers” in Detroit have no taste. Argue if you may, but this is why there are no major A&R’s in “MOTOWN”. They wouldn’t know talent if it kicked them in their cocky asses. Everyone…

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2Pac Movie “All Eyes On Me” Not Half As Big As The Man Himself

2Pac Movie “All Eyes On Me” Not Half As Big As The Man Himself

Today would’ve been Tupas Amaru Shakur’s 46th birthday and the release of the biopic “All Eyes On Me” was a great way to commemorate one of the biggest artists to ever live. The movie was not bad, but as a fan and enthusiast, I was not entertained nor enlightened by anything 2Pac. Jada Pickett Smith’s recent tweets reveal that even the portrayal of her was without much facts. Other than a few names, most of the movie didn’t…

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Register NOW for JP ONE’s Music Business Crash Course Saturday, May 27th

Register NOW for JP ONE’s Music Business Crash Course Saturday, May 27th

If you want to be in the music business… You have to learn the business of music. Who better to teach it than an artist/CEO who has built a successful brand from scratch? In just four short years, JP ONE has taken Gifted & Talented, LLC. from an idea to a profitable full media company, specializing in music, videos, events, tours, merchandizing, distribution, promotion, marketing, and more. If you want to take a major shortcut…

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Tha Whole Truth About Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj

Tha Whole Truth About Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj

A little over a week ago, I opened my Facebook app, as I regularly do, and something was odd. Every other post was about Remy Ma. “Why Remy had to do her like that?”, “Remy Ma coming for that crown…”, “Damn, Remy Ma, just killed her career…” and on and on. Me, being the hip-hop head I am, I rushed to the blogosphere and tracked down this “murder”, only to find a half-assed attempt at the…

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Why Jay Z is Really “The Mike Jordan of Rap”

Why Jay Z is Really “The Mike Jordan of Rap”

It’s 1996 and rap is at an all-time high. 2Pac is the biggest hip-hop artist in the world and he’s leading a crusade to crush the biggest record label on the east coast and anyone who considers them friends. Bad Boy Records and its flagship artist, Notorious B.I.G. (who was once a friend to 2Pac), was who he pointed the finger at for his attempted murder and armed robbery at Quad Studios the year prior. Although…

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Top 25 Detroit Hip-Hop Artists in 2016

Top 25 Detroit Hip-Hop Artists in 2016

About a year ago, we posted a top ten list that received a lot of attention. This year’s Top 25 Detroit Hip-Hop Artists in 2016 list is probably going to be just as controversial, but any list is pretty controversial, so here goes nothing. Once again, this is merely the opinion of this site and none of the views are law. If you feel like other artists should have made this list, please comment and…

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The Economics of the “No Fly Zone” in Detroit

The Economics of the “No Fly Zone” in Detroit

In 2014, Hot 107.5’s Summer Jam headliner, Rick Ross, was met by a hundred people and not allowed to perform. Immediately the headlines read that he was the latest victim of Trick Trick’s “No Fly Zone” rule. The move was met with mixed reviews. Some people felt like people were spoiling the show while other’s enjoyed the power move and how dominant it made Detroit look. To pull this type of maneuver on one of the biggest…

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Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Do Black Lives Really Matter?

“Black Lives Matter” has become a regular hashtag and as popular as raising the right fist to symbolize black power. There has been a lot of backlash and even a responsive “all lives matter” campaign. Now, who would have a problem with a person being proud of who they are? We’ve seen a new liberation in the LBGT community that no one sees a problem with. We’ve seen other cultures proudly flaunt their heritage in pride and…

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The Psychology Behind Detroit’s Crab In A Barrel Mentality

The Psychology Behind Detroit’s Crab In A Barrel Mentality

How often have you heard the saying that nobody really makes it out of Detroit, because people have a crab in a barrel or crab in the bucket mentality? Of course, this isn’t the truth for each and every person in the city, but the overall attitude is exactly what it’s said to be. For a city to be so big on materialism it is really small on opportunity and when desparity is met with…

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20 Years and 2Pac Still Lives

20 Years and 2Pac Still Lives

20 years ago today, Hip-Hop lost 2Pac, one of it’s brightest stars and arguably the most influential figure the genre has ever encountered. Tupac Amaru Shakur had laid for seven days in between life and death, but I, like many others were sure that he was immortal, so he’d love to rap about it. The last picture he’d taken while alive was as if he knew this was up the road, yet he sat patiently…

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