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BRUISER THANKSGIVING VI [RECAP] FT Danny Brown, ZeLooperZ, Portage Garage Sounds, Charles Trees & Shitty Boyz

This holiday season marked the Sixth Annual Bruiser Thanksgiving. For more half a decade, on the ‘biggest party night,’ Detroit‘s own party king Danny Brown and his crew Bruiser Brigade have brought together generations of fans. And with full of enthusiasm for the hype crowd, Brown made sure to let the audience at The Majestic know, that “I’m tryna make […]

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MOVEMENT 2019: SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS [PHOTO RECAP]

Sunday, May 28th was a day packed with powerhouse performances from a talented array of Detroit musicians with a focus on local hip-hop including Sheefy McFly, DJ Minx, and the unparalleled Danny Brown, along with a performance from Gucci Mane that broadened the day’s musical parameters. PLAYGROUND DETROIT photographers Bre’Ann White (@breannwhlgn) and Broccoli were on […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT MOVEMENT 2019 GUIDE: SUNDAY MAY 26

In celebration of what is without a doubt, one of the world’s premiere exhibitions of electronic music, PLAYGROUND has you covered with our annual festival day guide of the emerging and major performances that you need to see, all weekend long. Read on below for all of top picks for Day Two of Movement 2019. […]

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House of Vans Detroit “Off The Wall” to feature Thundercat, Danny Brown, Protomartyr & Community Push

House of Vans has announced its latest destination arriving to Detroit, MI January 24-27, 2019, at The Jefferson School. Vans will transform the historic building at 950 Selden Street in West Midtown, into a cultural hub to celebrate art, music, action sports and street culture bringing Vans’ “Off The Wall” ethos to life. With an […]

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BRUISER THANKSGIVING V [RECAP] & INTERVIEW FT. JAY DANIEL + KYLE HALL

November 2018 marked the Fifth Annual Bruiser Thanksgiving. For half a decade, on the ‘biggest party night,’ Detroit‘s own party king Danny Brown and his crew Bruiser Brigade have brought together generations of fans. The anticipated event returned to the venue where it all began this year at The Majestic Theatre, after being hosted at […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT MOVEMENT 2017 GUIDE: MONDAY MAY 29

DAY THREE:  This is the final stretch and last day of Memorial Weekend to soak up the last of the music immersion. We hope you enjoyed Detroit’s techno takeover while basking some of Detroit’s quintessential exports; music, food, friends and culture. Tag us in your photos from the festival and show us your awesome weekend […]

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WATCH: NOISEY DETROIT EPISODE ON MUSIC SCENE FT DANNY BROWN, BIG SEAN & TRICK TRICK

“What does the future of Detroit look like?” “It could be a great place….but this World, is a Motherfucker,” Trick Trick explains to host, Zach Goldbaum. This Noisey episode heads to Detroit to meet Big Sean, Danny Brown, and see how the city is rebounding from the brink of collapse. This short documentary explores the […]

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WORLD PREMIERE: “WRATH” 3-D MUSIC VIDEO FROM DTCHPLNES FT DANNY BROWN DIRECTED BY BRYAN LEBEUF

Watch the latest visual release, Wrath from DTCHPLNES featuring Danny Brown, directed and created by Bryan LeBeuf, with production by West Nile Baptist. The viewer is thrust into a hyper-realistic world ripe with transgressive situations. These images are “shattered ideals inviting the viewer to share in their discomfort, while playing with notions of nostalgia. The […]

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MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Movement Electronic Music Festival has announced this year’s stage lineups, which features over 140 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2015. Over the years, Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers […]

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LISTEN UP: ZELOOPERZ DROPS HELP MIXTAPE ALONGSIDE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE PLATEAU

ZelooperZ, the 20-year-old Detroit lyricist and member of Danny Brown’s Bruiser Brigade crew, is the youngest of the bunch to tear up the internet with his latest mixtape release, HELP.  The 17-track mixtape was released earlier this week with much internet anticipation on LiveMixtapes. Complex premiered the video for the album’s first single, “Plateau,” [watch below] featuring Danny Brown, shot in Detroit. The internet has been […]

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ARTIST PROFILE: SHEEFY MCFLY IS IN ‘THE AIR UP THERE’

“Do Not Call Me A F–ing Rapper” reads a poster Sheefy McFly drew for the wall in his apartment. Indeed, he has worked hard to become a diverse artist who cannot be boxed into being called just another rapper. He is a music producer, painter, party promoter, teacher and mentor for youth, giving more energy to […]

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MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: NATE EAKEN GOES “ALL DAY” WITH NEW VIDEO RELEASE

Up-and-coming Detroit rapper Nate Eaken just released his new video for his track, “All Day.”  Eaken has recently opened up for rappers Danny Brown, Trick Trick, TYGA, and MGK. His current mixtape out is called No Shoe Stringz Attached. What inspired  your track”All Day”?  “All Day” was inspired by the actual people Cassy and Gary, that I […]

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