January 07, 2022

23 rap lyrics that talk about — or mention — Detroit

There's no doubt that Detroit's rap game is strong. So strong, in fact, that rappers can't help but namedrop the 313 in some of their hottest tracks. From the Notorious B.I.G to Big Sean, these rhymes rep for Detroit.

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23 rap lyrics that talk about — or mention — Detroit
“Yeah I’m from the D, where we all do our thang. Say “What up Doe” and talk with our own slang. Fresh shirt every time you see me out, cotton candy Chevy, so you know that's what I'm about.” - Tone Tone, “What Up Doe?” from  D-Boy Fresh 
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“Yeah I’m from the D, where we all do our thang. Say “What up Doe” and talk with our own slang. Fresh shirt every time you see me out, cotton candy Chevy, so you know that's what I'm about.” - Tone Tone, “What Up Doe?” from D-Boy Fresh

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“We made it out of Lansing after all that happened. After Michigan State, after Hubbard, when our mans told on us, them bands they took from us. Joy Road bitch, but the money long as six mile …” - Tee Grizzley, ”First Day Out from My Moment
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“We made it out of Lansing after all that happened. After Michigan State, after Hubbard, when our mans told on us, them bands they took from us. Joy Road bitch, but the money long as six mile …” - Tee Grizzley, ”First Day Out from My Moment

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“Raised on Fenkell and Strathmoor, my first hustle: I was draggin’ bottles out through my backdoor, walkin’ through the alley, had to run from a pit, take the bottles to the store and turn ‘em in for a flip” - Payroll Giovanni, “Spirit of a Boss”
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“Raised on Fenkell and Strathmoor, my first hustle: I was draggin’ bottles out through my backdoor, walkin’ through the alley, had to run from a pit, take the bottles to the store and turn ‘em in for a flip” - Payroll Giovanni, “Spirit of a Boss” from Spirit of a Boss

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“Stretch Money finna blow, picture that. I remember back in high school when he was tryin’ to rap. Last time I seen him, he was walkin’ down Mack, now I heard homeboy doing this and that …” - Stretch Money, 
from Take Money to Make Money
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“Stretch Money finna blow, picture that. I remember back in high school when he was tryin’ to rap. Last time I seen him, he was walkin’ down Mack, now I heard homeboy doing this and that …” - Stretch Money, from Take Money to Make Money

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“I’m from Joy Road, Exit 9, come up off the freeway. If you ain’t from around here, then you better be easy.” - K-Deezy, “In My Hood” from  Stuck in my Ways 
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“I’m from Joy Road, Exit 9, come up off the freeway. If you ain’t from around here, then you better be easy.” - K-Deezy, “In My Hood” from Stuck in my Ways

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“Ever since I was a seed, I ain't got nothin' free. Pops died on my b-day?'fore?I knew how?to speak. I'm the oldest of six?and they countin' on me, had to get in these streets, just to eat for a week.” - Kash Doll, “KD Diary” from Stacked
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“Ever since I was a seed, I ain't got nothin' free. Pops died on my b-day?'fore?I knew how?to speak. I'm the oldest of six?and they countin' on me, had to get in these streets, just to eat for a week.” - Kash Doll, “KD Diary” from Stacked

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