POETRY VS. HIP-HOP – Detroit Edition!

On Sat. July 21st, Poetry vs. Hip-Hop LLC & Pretty Dope Productions Present POETRY VS. HIP-HOP DETROIT EDITION at The Hamilton Tucker Art Gallery on 7/21!
6 Detroit Poets will go head-to-head with 6 Detroit Emcees in a friendly, all Peace & all Love “battle”. Queen Sheba will call up one poet and one emcee for each round. Each artist will have four minutes to present what they bring to the artistic table. In end of each round the audience will cheer wildly, throw money, stomp on the floor and go bananas for their favorite performance.
The team who wins the best out of 6 rounds wins!

TEAM HIP-HOP                        VS.                         TEAM POETRY

Boog Brown (Captain)

Queen Sheeba (Captain)


Native Child



Mahogany Jones

Sheezy Bo Beezy

Dean Beanz


Monte SS



$50 Table for four – INCLUDES admission to the show
***If tickets are sold out online, you can still purchase tickets at the door; the day of the show.***
Sounds by DJ Knodat



The Sixer Is Back

Semi Six is back, this time with the help of Clear Soul Force’s own Ilajide on the beats! Seeing these two link up is a good look and exciting moment for the Detroit Hip-Hop scene. Semi’s clever word play and stylish flows should be an interesting fit over Ila’s beats. Check the preview trailer for the upcoming joint project Park Orange.



Valid On Metro Time’s Top Ten of 2015

In final volume of Metro Times weekly for 2015, the publication asked who they referred to as their “favorite Hip-Hop scribe” Kahn Santori Davison for his top tracks that came out of the Detroit Hip-Hop scene this year, and were thankful at Titan Records and valid313.com that Valid made the list, twice.


Among highly respected names such as Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, SupaEmcee, & Nolan The Ninja to name a few who’s records made this list, Valid’s New Nasty Murder Mitten Mix (ft. Dusty McFly, Neisha Ne’shae, Pierre Anthony, and prod. by Nick Speed) made it to number 6. At the number 3 spot came djkage’s new release Song Of Victory which featured Valid, Mic Phelps, Ron. D, & Negus Arubis. Check out Kahn’s Metro Times top 10 list by clicking here and stream The Big Valbowski’s joints that made the list below!
Special thanks to Kahn & Metro Times for helping us end the year off on a strong note!


New Official Valid Apparel For The Ladies

Just for the ladies, and just in time for spring is the brand new light-weight sweater stamped with the official Valid313.com logo! With a well drawn cartoon of the man himself done by Aired Out Customs, leaning on the original logo created by Daytwa Clothing, this image is sure to put a stamp on Hip-Hop, and the ladies that support it. With just a few clicks and for $25.50 (Plus S&H) you can instantly order your new Valid313.com light-weight sweater and Support ya’ mans’ Valid as he gets set to drop his debut album in April 2015.




“New Nasty” Does Numbers On mixcloud.com Along Side Many Of Detroit’s Finest

Vlada Stojanovic does it again! The Serbian DJ with an international following makes his presence felt on mixcloud.com, one of the most trusted sites in the world for DJ’s and music lovers. This time he does it with his new mixtape “Thank You Detroit” which features nothing but Detroit music, and the most beautiful part of it all is that he comes from a place that is very far from Detroit, not even on the same continent. In the description of the mixtape Vlada writes..

“When “Rebirth Of Detroit” was released few years ago I got familiar with Detroit Hip Hop for the first time. This might sound crazy but I live in Valjevo, Serbia and that is other part of the planet. It was very hard to do my research. I always thought that Detroit Hip Hop has Eminem, Dilla, Proof and maybe two more names, but I was sooooooo wrong. Anyway, I started doing my research and today I can say that Detroit represent that thing (I dont know how to describe it) that made me fall in love with HIP HOP almost 25 years ago and for that all I can say is: (more…)

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