On Saturday, Dec. 12th many of Detroit’s best in the realm of Hip-Hop will come together at the legendary Shelter (St. Andrews) and put a live show on for a good cause.
WhatUpDoe.com and its sister stations have teamed up with The Detroit Rescue Mission to bring this show to life and bring coats and canned foods to those who need it this winter, and we all know that It’s So Cold in The D!
With your donation of a new or gently used Coat/Jacket, or 5 canned goods/non-perishable food, or $10 admission fee, you can catch live performances by…
TERRI RENE (w/ Live Band)
BLACK LION SOCIETY
Also special Guest ROYCE DA 5’9″ will be in the building!
Sounds by the one and only DJ DDT and your host of the evening is none other than June! Come help those and need and enjoy yourself!
On Sat. April 25th, just two days before Valid’s debut album was released, many from the Detroit Hip-Hop community and its supporters came out to celebrate at the New Dodge Lounge.
The stage was lit up literally by Allan Casinelli, and it was also lit up by top notch performers like Fatt Father, Nick Speed, Lala Trips, Pig Pen, Eddie Logix and the Big Valbowski himself.
Sit back for a minute and check out Ellie Sandiego spend a day kicking it with some of Detroit’s finest exclusively at www.valid313.com.
In part one Ellie kicks with none other than Fatt Father of the World Famous “Fat Killahz” who will be performing Sat. April 25th at Valid’s release party for his debut album “Reach High”!
Detroit Hip-Hop is like a never ending ocean of quality music. So many different styles, feels, and textures to the music that molds the city and with a lot of new stuff coming out of the city within the last two weeks, three individuals have definitely proven that the Motor City can not be put into a box with a range as endless as the D’s. So I took some time to rep the city and give artist the respect they deserve.
Nolan The Ninja drops “The Ill Sh-t”
This 14 track project establishes a certain sound through out. That fuzzy, dirty, dungeony sound giving you that feeling of Hip-Hop we all loved in the early nineties but with out being cliche and out dated. Nolan is easily turning heads in the city with this type of production and with the rest of his crew Verbal Vomit which includes Chavis Chandler as well.
Fatt Father Releases video for “My Kids Need A Coat”
Music does not get much realer than this. The Father is back with a new visual directed by Mario Khalif Butterfield and produced by Big Tone. Welcome to the grim reality that is often the usual in the streets of Detroit. If you lived in MoTown this winter you know first hand this Michigan winter is nothing to take lightly. Your kids need a coat, so go get it!
John Panich Presents Mini-Movie “John Panich Is Dead”
**WARNING** This is for a mature audiences only. This visual has some sick and twisted scenes that many may find disturbing. Even strong Sexual references and brief nudity. With that out the way, this is by far one of my favorite music videos, ever! JP from the HP put his stamp on the world of music with this disturbed masterpiece. Lyrics are dope, flow is dope, hook is awesome and catchy sung by Joe Average, and this video directed by Colin Duerr will blow your mind and what ever competition is has out of the water.
It has been a great week and a half in Detroit as far as Hip-Hop goes. I can’t wait to see what else these gentlemen will bring us as well as the rest of the community. Also if your looking for some more new music, make sure to check out the new album “Gentleman Jack” from CMY’s own Kopelli! Here’s a video off that as well featuring Mic Phelps!
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One of the freshest sounding up and coming producers in the Detroit Hip-Hop Community JMAC has made a name for himself in numerous beat battles, and recently beat out 31 other producers at the historical musical landmark The Shelter in the DetroitRap.com beat battle tournament giving him instant notoriety as a go-to man for top echelon beats! JMAC has hooked up with one of Detroit’s rising young MC’s who is also making a name for himself, Titan Records recording artist, Valid.
This project holds ten tracks entirely produced by JMAC as Valid plays the voice through out the EP. It features what many believe to be Valid’s greatest effort as of yet “Lonely”, as well as the music for the powerful visual that is “75 & Clay” ft. Josef Coney Island. Other than Josef, this project host a hand full of some of Detroit heaviest hitters as well as some of the newest names making a buzz in the streets split up on three different tracks such as Fatt Father, Mic Phelps, Ron.D, SupaEmcee, Konphlict, Jypsy, Mr. Cliffnote, Mic Todd and even presents a party starter “Stylez pon’ Stylez” with kutz by none other than DJ Sicari.