According to Detroit funk-hop ensemble, Feral Ground, hip-hop is not dead. Not even close. This seven-member group is forging ahead on the frontier of what they like to call "living hip-hop," which is an organic fusion of rap stanzas, powerful vocals, electronic beats and live-band instrumentals. Having triggered a following that resembles a close-knit family, Feral Ground feels strongly about connecting locally. Last month, they held the first annual Feral Fest, complete with several Detroit DJs and bands, kegs on ice, and camping. Check out their interview with the up-and-corners on the MT music blog and catch them this Sunday, alongside fellow Michiganders Cold English, Davila and Spaires.