It's so cold in the D: a roundup of Detroit hip-hop singles that are heating up this winter

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Chris Orrick: "Your Ambition" (feat. P.O.S)
The Detroit native and Mello Music Group member has dropped the Red Pill moniker in favor of his own name. For years, Orrick has preferred to lyrically dwell in the spaces between depression, his blue-collar work ethic, and his desire for success. His newest single "Your Ambition" continues that trend but the abstract and artsy imagery makes this video a must-watch. The video was directed by Kris Mercado and the track was produced by ILL Poetic.


J Storyz x Lewis Hensley: "Love of Money"
Lewis Hensley is very Justin Timberlake-ish in this melodic tune about the fruits of the almighty American dollar. An R&B cut with trap intentions, the track was produced by Loklas. J Storyz drops a potent 16 bars, and Tom Clippard directed the video.


H-Matic: "Save Me" (Meek Mills Remake)
Upcoming emcee H-Matic borrows Meek Mill’s "Save me" track to pour out his own lyrical troubles as he confesses his desire to move past his old sins through music. H-Matic opens his soul on the track.


This Life. We Lead.: "Thank God"
"Thank God" is a soulful inspirational cut that deals with prioritizing goals, not being weighed down by setbacks, and craving the inner peace of mind that comes with success. This kind of cut should be on standby for contemplative moments of uncertainty and when a jolt of lyrical stimulation is needed.

About The Author

Kahn Santori Davison

Kahn Santori Davison is from Detroit, Michigan. He's a husband and father of four and a self-described, "Kid who loves rap music." He's been featured on Hip-Hop Evolution and Hip-Hop Uncovered. He's also a Cave Canem fellow, author of the poetry book Blaze (Willow Books), a recipient of a 2015 Kresge Literary...
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