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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Letter To The Detroit Hip-Hop Community

Letter To The Detroit Hip-Hop Community

Hello my friends, I am writing this letter with the best intentions and in the hopes to shed light on our current situation and lack of representation in the wide world of music. Today is a new day. In light of my recent back and forth with an old “friend” and frequent collaborator, Big Gov, I have seen the light and the darkness which is Detroit Hip-Hop. Although the back and forth was healthy for…

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Happy 45th Birthday To 2Pac

Happy 45th Birthday To 2Pac

“June 16, 1971/ Momma gave birth to a hell-raising bracingly son/…” -2Pac “Cradle To The Grave” As this verse plays again in my head on what would be Tupac Amaru Shakur’s 45th birthday, I can’t help but to get a little emotional. As a kid, I didn’t look up to too many people. In fact my male influences were limited to my step-dad, who’s currently serving a life bid for murder, and the rappers and basketball…

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Don’t Overlook A Music Helping Hand Waiting For A Music Handout

Don’t Overlook A Music Helping Hand Waiting For A Music Handout

The independent music game has become a dog eat dog world. The people with the real knowledge and any good connections have worked tirelessly to acquire these things and who can blame them for not just wanting to give them away? The problem is that most people don’t want the contacts or the information, anyway. Most of the upcoming artists spit in your face for offering them any advice. Other ones laugh in your face…

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