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PREMIERE: Pri$m Releases Long-Awaited “Life Force” EP

Born from a place of tragedy and finding the power to persevere, Pri$m‘s Life Force EP is a testament to the strength within us all. It’s been over three years since the writing process for the project originally began, and in that time Pri$m has had the opportunity to reflect on both himself and his […]

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INTERVIEW: Tiny Jag On New Mixtape Release “Polly” & The Monster in The Mirror

With the release of her latest project Polly, along with a string of performances that lend a live energy to her already undeniable music, Tiny Jag is an artist to know in Detroit’s rap scene. After a series of music videos in 2018, she has dropped her first eight-song mixtape produced with local music producers including […]

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HIP-HOP QUEEN LIZZO IS BRINGING THE HEAT WITH NEW EP OIL COCONUT OIL AT EL CLUB

Girl power powerhouse and maven of hip-hop divinity Lizzo has made a reputation of spitting fire, truth and authentic rhymes that embody a big girl in a small world. Her trajectory, propelled by her religious upbringing in Detroit and her inspired move to Houston, Texas, is still taking shape, leaving any and all doors open to […]

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LISTEN UP: OG TRIBE MEMBER MIKE MELINOE BREAKS ONTO THE SCENE AS UP-AND-COMER

21-year old Detroit emcee Mike Melinoe has been writing music since he was about nine years old. Member of OG Tribe, which stands for “Organic Geniuses” crew, a diverse hip-hop collective which includes producers, artists, graphic designers & entrepreneurs, he also produces under the alias Og $lick. Melinoe is based in Detroit, while other members are spread […]

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DETROIT HIP HOP INVADES NYC AT MERCURY LOUNGE IN LOWER EAST SIDE

Detroit will be invading NYC on Sunday September 15th with a full line-up featuring the finest in Detroit’s hip-hop community.  Doors are at 8:30pm. BUY TICKETS NOW LINE UP Audible Doctor Nick Speed Dopehead Sheefy McFly Count Mack Zelooperz TRPLBLK CrackKillz Da God A La $ole (Of Pro Era) Dusty McFly & more. Check out the latest […]

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DETROIT-BASED FEMALE MC BREEZEE ONE RELEASES DEBUT LP CRÉME DE LA FEMME

Breezee One, Detroit-based female MC, singer, and writer just released her new LP album, Crème de la Femme this week, which was produced by Freddy Todd AKA DieNasty, Drummer B [Bruiser Brigade] and Sheefy McFly. The album also features Drummer B and The Boulevard Booty Boys on two tracks. “Another Dutch” is the latest track released from […]

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SUMMER SCHOOL IS IN: ALBUM RELEASE FROM PROGRESS REPORT

Class is in session and you don”t have to miss a beach day to attend lessons. Progress Report (D. Allie of United States of Mind & Eddie Logix of Midcoast Most) have broken out more tricks than you’ll ever learn from a textbook with their remix album, Summer School, released today digitally. For their latest project, the […]

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CLEAR SOUL FORCES DEBUTS NEW ALBUM DETROIT REVOLUTION(S) AT SXSW

Clear Soul Forces just released their new album, Detroit Revoltion(s)on 3/13 @ 3:13PM. Notice the “3-1-3” references alluding to the group’s hometown area code- all while repping Detroit on Detroit day, while traveling out of their home state for  SXSW. The group was in Austin, TX playing four live performances including the SX{SBCK} and the WHUTUPDOE.COM showcases. CSF is a […]

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BACKSTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE BLACK MILK SHOW AT BROOKLYN’S KNITTING FACTORY

  Even if you caught Black Milk’s flawless performance at the Knitting Factory last week, you didn’t see from our view. PLAYGROUND DETROIT was backstage all-access with Detroit-based Black Milk, backing band Nat Turner, and Broooklyn-based DJ Bill Sharp.  More information on the Claps and Slaps Tour from his website: Black Milk kicks off his Claps and […]

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