Getting started here at DetroitRap.com one of the first things I’ve tackled is digging through the submissions we’ve received over the last couple years. Upon doing so I’ve stumbled over an array of various local talent hidden inside our digital crates. Rather than letting their sounds die off in inbox abyss, I’ve decided to shine some light on these individuals. Over the next month I’m going to highlight five of my favorite finds each week . First up for week one we’ve got a DJ Premier production brought to you via Ann Arbor emcee Tru Klassick. Welcome to Digging In The Crates, Week One!
Next up we’ve got Mike Spitz a Saginaw native with “Long Day“. I almost turned this one off to be honest but the hook came in & the song built even more as it went on. I ended up playing it a couple more times after I made it through. Mike’s unique & raspyish voice drives the song & the guitar slides through the background pulling you in.
Ah. That golden era boom bap sound laced over two minutes of Sir Manley production. B. Skyes & E-Will put on for Grand Rapids, MI. Short, simple, & to the point “Watchu Think” is a fast & worthwhile intro into B. Sykes for the unknowing.
Directed by Danny Z + Adam Skorupskas. Adam sent us this track & killer video from one of Bruiser Brigade’s affiliated members Ka$h Tha Kushman. This hard hitting Bulletproof Dolphin produced background lays the landscape for Ka$h to flex his speed alternating delivery & raw lyricism.
Going through old submissions I came across this track which is funny because I’ve got some new heat from John Stone of The Prime Eights to unleash for you soon! In the meantime check out the live band’s “Forever” eva eva! An infectious hook with a tiny Outkast sample, live instrumentation, & hype verses tie together this great offering.
There you have it! Week one of digging through the crates. See you next time as I uncover sounds of the Detroit area & save five more local artists from inbox abyss! – COMMi$$ION
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Digging In The Crates – Number 4.
Grab the sonic shovels because I’m back with my listening cap absorbing the submissions of recent months. It’s the fourth installment of DetroitRap.com’s “Digging In The Crates“. This is where I display my favorite findings via direct submissions to the site, random discoveries online, or artists I might have caught opening up in recent shows I’ve attended. In each edition I shine light on five different artists that brought something intriguing to the table & in which I felt was worthy to share with our readers! Let us know what you think of these picks in the comments or drop suggestions for future editions. The first spot here in DITC #4 is via Sol’Le with her record “Scotty“.
Sol’Le is new to the scene but the Detroit rapper/singer caught my attention with this particular submission. The simple video follows her displaying her musical abilities traversing through one’s home in a subtle attention grabbing manner. She’s at work on upcoming music & set to perform in Europe soon after releasing. Here is the video for her single “Scotty“.
It’s the middle of these crates but the digging isn’t stopping. This next one came from word of mouth. My good friend Anthony hit me up when he came across a friend of MCXI out on his grind. We connected dots & his team sent over some samples. His most recent effort comes across his six track ep “No Pawns“. The audio quality is crispy which I can’t emphasize enough but he has knack for finding beats that mash well with his abilities. It’s a short and punctual listen that left me with an memorable impression. I even “dig” the artwork being a graphic junkie low-key. A pleasant referral that definitely placed MCXI on my radar, I can definitely see this having a wide appeal.
Digging In The Crates Vol. 3
RappinA$$Willz – “PurpleLude”
Abe from DET – NRGY
Monsta feat Young Dro “Spazzin”
Courtney Bell – Poverty Stricken
Lazarus – Trap City
“THE PLUM BRANDY EP: THE REFILL” from VALID
“I BELIEVE” new visual from VALID
SUBSTANCE810 “Lay your king down”
T. Villa – REALLY” Music Video
TAKE THESE ROSES The new EP Produced by GRAYCE MUSIK
Mark Cooper, Fatt Father, Hatch Freestyle Over Blizzard Live From Detroit at Mix Studio One
ALBUM3 months ago
BIG GOV: SON of SOUTHWEST The Album
MUSIC VIDEO2 months ago
Syncere “Neva Change” New Video
SINGLE3 months ago
“My Adidas” the VIDEO from REDD J-I-G feat DJ NO
MUSIC3 months ago
NEW VIDEO: Neisha Neshae – New Days
ALBUM3 months ago
Detroit Emcee Ketch P Drops “Out Of Nowhere” project
VIDEO3 months ago
Fatt Father “Ok Wit That” Video
VIDEO2 months ago
Wil Black, feat. YG DRIZZ AND LOW BENZ “What Love” New Video
ALBUM2 months ago
Kid Jay “Same Kid Different Story” The album