Friday, November 27, 2020

Detroit artist Sintex's 'Our Land Till Death' mural is slated for demolition — but Allied Media Projects asked him to re-create it

Posted By on Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 2:51 PM

An iconic mural that pays homage to Detroiters who were victims of racist violence is slated for demolition next month as work continues on Allied Media Projects' new LOVE Building complex. But street artist Sintex, who created the original "Our Land Till Death" mural at 4641 Grand River Ave.,...

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Eminem foundation releasing Black Friday merch to help Downtown Boxing Gym and celebrate 20 years of 'Stan'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Just in time for Black Friday, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation has released a limited edition line of merch to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP and his hit "Stan." Proceeds from the sales will go toward the Downtown Boxing Gym, a free athletic program for youth...

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Danny Brown says he broke COVID-19 restrictions for Bruiser Thanksgiving

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 9:28 AM

On Wednesday, Detroit rapper Danny Brown held his seventh annual Bruiser Thanksgiving show, a hometown celebration that helps raise money for local youth. Due to COVID-19, the show went virtual this year — with Brown and special guests performing stripped-down sets in the house from Brown's recent "Best Life"...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Detroit rappers Royce Da 5’9” and Big Sean both get Grammy nods

Posted By on Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Royce Da 5'9'''s most recent album, The Allegory, prompted this newspaper to create a masterful cover story complete with resplendent art. It was one of the last issues that Metro Times would publish before the coronavirus pandemic upended the entire world. At that time, I — that very same...

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

What happened after Detroit rapper Sam Be Yourself made it on Netflix's hip-hop reality TV series, 'Rhythm + Flow'

Posted By on Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Like the rest of the world, Detroit’s hip-hop community has been rocked by the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Live performances, pop-up shops, in-person interviews, and album-release parties have all been rare. Detroit emcee Sam Be Yourself, who received national attention from his appearances on Netflix’s hip-hop reality show Rhythm...

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

DJ Godfather on his first(ish) solo record, Detroit's ghettotech scene, and that ‘Godzilla’ sample

Posted By on Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM

In the Christian tradition, the sacred duty of being a godfather is one of the markers of adulthood and recognition among the community. To take on the title means that one is taking on responsibility, both literally and figuratively. In the case of Detroit’s DJ Godfather, the name suits...

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Danny Brown's (virtual) Bruiser Thanksgiving will feature Tiny Jag, Shigeto, and more

Posted By on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 11:27 AM

Much like Detroit's traditional Thanksgiving Day Parade, rapper Danny Brown's annual "Bruiser Thanksgiving" show is going virtual this year due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, Bruiser Thanksgiving 7 features a stacked lineup, including Brown, Zelooperz, Tiny Jag, and Bruiser Wolf, with DJ sets by Shigeto and Skywlkr. The stream will...

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Techno DJ Derrick May faces sexual assault allegations

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 2:05 PM

DJ, producer, and Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May is suing a former friend for defamation amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The allegations span from about 20 years and come from women from around the world, many of whom requested anonymity. Some of the allegations have been recently reported...

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89X says goodbye to alt-rock after 30 years, shifts to 'pure country'

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 12:20 PM

Alexa, play “(Good Riddance) Time of Your Life” by Green Day. It's the end of an era for fans of Windsor-Detroit radio station 89X, who have been pushed one step closer to the edge as the station breaks from its three-decade run as the area's leading alternative rock hub....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

You can catch virtual sets by Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, DJ Godfather, and more this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 3:51 PM

We're still missing the thumping four on the floor beats of Detroit's canceled Movement electronic music festival — or hell, any dance night, really — but thankfully Movement producers Paxahau are keeping the music going, pandemic be damned. The party promoters have been featuring monthly "virtual festivals" as part...

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