These days, the cool kids dig funk. Long past midnight, they dance ecstatically in Detroit's Majestic Theatre, to rhythms more suited to a James Brown revival than a 2012 party.
The anointers of funk? A small collective called dubbed Will Sessions, who now wear the crown as the arguable favorites of the city's hometown music scene. If it could be said that funk was the musical link between the Motown sound and hip-hop. Will Sessions are Detroit's literal incarnation of that musical connection.