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Rob Mitchell is the creator, composer, music director and producer of the Abstract Orchestra. The Abstract Orchestra lives in the spirit of hip-hop culture and reimagines samples, and covers songs by producers like Madlib and J Dilla in the context of a live band. Mitchell and the Abstract Orchestra will be celebrating the 20th year…

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Supakaine

One of the year’s most anticipated projects is finally here: Detroit spitter Supakaine’s EP, Scholastica Park. This follow-up to 2015’s Ghetto America is Supakaine’s most personal project to date. In addition, he’s already released a slew of singles to accompany the album (“Incense”, “What A Feeling”, “Bridges” and “Black And Blue”). Natural-flowing bars and smooth production (Young RJ, Icepic, DaG)…

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Detroit spitter Supakaine has dominated 2017, with various singles already becoming cult-classics (“Incense,” “What A Feeling,” “Bridges”), and a new album on the way (Scholastica Park), the omnipotent rapper is seeking to close out the fourth quarter of 2017 with ease. Supakaine released the visuals for his latest single, “Bridges.” Produced by Slum Village alum…

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Photos credit: Koffey Brown It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the D and major Detroit hip-hop artists continue to make giving back to their community a top priority. This holiday season, members of the renowned hip-hop groups Slum Village and D12 teamed up to spread a little holiday cheer to a couple of…

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The Dallas Nicole Foundation launched Nov. 23 with a huge event at the Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit. The Dallas Nicole Foundation partnered with the Massive Group to present “The Edutainment Series” which featured recording artist Wale and native Detroiter T3 of Slum Village. The DNF’s mission is to positively impact the youth in…

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James Dewitt Yancey, aka J Dilla, was a founding member of the Detroit-based hip-hop group Slum Village and one of the best producers the game has ever seen. He has released numerous solo and collaborative projects, and has produced for artists such as Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Busta…

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It’s been said that emcees from Chicago don’t need an A&R because they are already seasoned simply from the grind of being an artist from Chicago. With one listen to hometown favorite Vice Verse, you’ll realize that he is the perfect example of this sentiment. Currently putting it down with the emcee collective, Dirty Slums,…

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