You can’t mention Detroit hip-hop without also mentioning Hex Murda. In case you didn’t know, he’s a legendary manager who has worked with the likes of Slum Village, Royce Da 5’9 and oversees the careers of Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Danny Brown and more. “Hex is the bridge between a lot of different families [in […]

There is so much music that comes out per year that it’s almost impossible to keep track. While we’ve been chiming in on some releases that most folks at least heard about I think there are some CDs that tragically went unnoticed in 2010.

With Slum Village calling it quits, Proof, Dilla and Baatin dead, and Eminem doing records with Pink and Rihanna, Detroit hip-hop has had it rough lately.

  “N*ggas want my old shit, buy my old album/N*ggas stuck on stupid, I gotta keep it movin,…” Jay-Z “On To The Next One” The Blueprint is dead, long live The Blueprint. Sometimes you just can’t go back. It’s a little counterproductive as fans and critics to wish Jay-Z would do “the original” Blueprint over. […]

[In recognition of Prince’s Birthday I’m republishing this interview with Detroit producer Black Milk where he discusses sampling Prince for an underground  mixtape, Songs From The Color Purple] Producer Black Milk didn’t kill Prince, but in preparation for his new CD, Tronic, we got the Detroit musician to walk through an O.J. Simpson like scenario: […]