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Toronto Hip-Hop Producer MoSS Unleashes New Track "Emotional Redux" From Debut Album Featuring All-Star Cast Of Michigan Emcees

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.28.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

For those of us hip-hop heads in the know, Toronto-based producer MoSS has been one of the best-kept secrets in music.

Detroit Emcee/Producer Denaun Porter Reminiscences About His Early Days in Hip-Hop

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.07.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Recently, I was able to chat with Denaun Porter. We talked about those early years in hip-hop and the struggles that came with it that he still deals with, along with what he learned from Dr. Dre, Eminem, Big Proof and J. Dilla.

Hip-Hop Legend DJ Premier Teams Up With Detroit's Own Royce Da 5'9" to Form PRhyme, Tour Set to Hit Ann Arbor

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.25.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The recent chapter in the career of DJ Premier is PRhyme, a project he did with long time collaborator, Detroit emcee Royce Da 5'9", in which Premier sampled songs from the world-renown producer/composer Adrian Younge.

Detroit Hip-Hop's Own V-Stylez Embraces Life and Culture on His Debut Album At Oddz Til I'm Even

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.08.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

If more people believed that it's never too late to truly do what you are passionate about, then maybe more people would experience some satisfaction in their life. Music has its pedigree, and it's been evident for centuries how its effect grows to places that no one can ever control.

And The Finest Disciple Of J. Dilla Is..

SPIN | Posted 04.05.2013 | Detroit

Chillwave O.G. channels James Yancey better than those pencil-necked, mad-reverent, MPC-pounding geeks When will the picking of J. Dilla's bones st...

Late Musician's Record Collection For Sale On Ebay

Posted 01.24.2013 | Detroit

Fans of late musician and producer J Dilla (nee James Yancey) now have an opportunity to own a piece of his record collection. The Detroit artist'...

Hip-Hop/Electronic Musician Flying Lotus Talks Detroit Family Roots for Majestic Theatre Show

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.15.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

On Monday, October 15th, Flying Lotus makes his return to Detroit in celebration of the release of his new album Until The Quiet Comes. Expect heavy bass, great visuals, songs you've heard before and tracks you may never here again.

Detroit Hip Hop Producer House Shoes Lets It All Go on Debut Album

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.05.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Detroit is a special place. After you sharpen your teeth within the scene, you always represent the city no matter where you live. You are always a Detroiter.