The group is led by the rhapsodic and rebellious singer Boots Riley, who was born in Chicago but lived in Detroit until he was 6.
Dan Gilbert owns dozens of downtown Detroit buildings, casinos and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The night will include live music, DJs, poetry readings and a graffiti showcase.
“The music is what kept us out of trouble and the hardships are what kept us focused; it didn’t discourage us,” T3 of Slum Village said.
On this day in 2006, celebrated hip hop producer and city native J Dilla joins the ancestors after a long illness believed to have been lupus. He was only 32. Born James Dewitt Yancey, he produced tracks for a who’s who of artists including: Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Common, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, and Erykah […]
Fans pledge retaliation, stoking fears of another rivalry between east-side and west-side rappers.
Wednesday’s attack triggered unusually candid social media comments about retaliation.
Before emerging as one of hip hop’s most influential artists, J Dilla was a regular fixture in Detroit’s mid-1990s underground scene. His posthumous album, Rebirth of Detroit, is released today, with guest spots from local artists Danny Brown and Guilty Simpson. Watch the video for “Dillatroit,” a track on Rebirth of Detroit that features Nick […]