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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eminem has history of attacking sitting presidents

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:38 PM

When Eminem eviscerated Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards last night, those among us who are old enough to remember the early aughts couldn't help but compare the takedown to the rapper's last rip of a sitting president. In October 2004, Eminem released...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Eminem destroys Trump in fiery freestyle, tells fans who support president "fuck you"

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 10:38 PM

Eminem has ripped President Donald Trump in a fiery freestyle that aired Tuesday night during the BET Awards. In the video recorded in a Detroit parking garage, the rapper calls Trump "a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust and ... just gas his plane up and fly around...

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Friends, fans eulogize Detroit rapper Doughboy Roc following killing

Posted By on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Doughboyz Cashout member Doughboy Roc is being remembered today as a well-liked rapper whose thoughtful lyrics helped listeners through difficult times. Roc, whose real name was Rodney Yeargin, is believed to have been shot and killed Monday afternoon while sitting in a car on a side street near Livernois...

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chris Cornell's wife plans memorial statue, gives nod to people "looking for answers" in his death

Posted By on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who police say hung himself in a Detroit hotel room after a show three months ago, will have a statue erected in his memory in his hometown of Seattle. Cornell's wife, Vicki, shared the news with the Seattle Times in an interview published yesterday. Vicki Cornell...

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stef Chura releases liquid and glitter vinyl version of 'Messes'

Posted By on Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Detroit-based indie rocker Stef Chura released her debut album, Messes, earlier this year. Today, label Fonoflo has released psychedelic limited edition liquid-filled and glitter versions of the record on vinyl. These versions are available on her tour with the Drums (tour dates here), but Fonoflo has some copies available for...

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brightmoor rap game takes a hit as five people are indicted on racketeering, narcotics, firearms offenses

Posted By on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 10:07 AM

A grand jury has indicted five members of Brightmoor's Young and Skantless street gang on a range of charges following a decade of purportedly wild-ass behavior by the crew. The racketeering indictment unsealed in federal court Friday describes the group as dominating Brightmoor by developing a reputation for ruthless violence....

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Friday, April 21, 2017

'Blue Series' book is for the Third Man records diehard

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 1:29 PM

When Jack White launched his Third Man Records in 2009, among the label's first releases were experimental, one-off collaborative singles known as the "Blue Series." Nearly a decade later and 40 singles later, Third Man is taking a look back at the series with a hardcover book in time...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Detroit artists make a splash at SXSW

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Detroit was well-represented in Austin, Texas last week at the South by Southwest festival, which now draws hundreds of thousands of attendees and performers from across the U.S. and from over 80 foreign countries. Competition to showcase at SXSW is fierce, and Detroit and Michigan-based artists managed to snag a good portion...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hamtramck Music Festival schedule fractures amid controversy

Posted By on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM

If you follow local music at all, it’s been impossible to miss first the rumblings and then explosions about Hamtramck Music Festival reverberating across the Detroit Internet. Now in its fourth year, the Hamtramck Music Festival (which was a cover feature for Metro Times last year) brings together over 180 bands...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

This weekend: "The Boss" vs. Bob Seger — or the next best thing to it

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 2:30 PM

This weekend, concertgoers in Port Huron are going to witness a kind of once-in-a-lifetime experience. It will be a confrontation of the classic rock giants, a battle between two rock behemoths seldom seen sharing the same stage: Bob “Silver Bullet” Seger versus Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen. Too good to...

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