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As the society around him became encaged in a pandemic-birthed nightmare, Detroit icon and street-rap hero Payroll Giovanni flipped the gloomy circumstances of confinement into an opportunity: he made his most mature and developed project yet, turning an ultimate negative into an opportunity for growth and outreach.

“I was just realizing what was important and what was not and that’s basically what the album focused on — growth and maturing,” the Doughboyz Cashout legend explains, looking back at the recording processes that birthed Spirit of A Boss. “I analyzed my life and the things that mattered and didn’t matter. I was recording a lot during quarantine.”

Produced by a tightly-knit, well-seasoned circle of Motor City sound-sculptors like Helluva, AK and K.I.D.D., Spirit of A Boss fully encapsulates the style that allowed its creator an upper-echelon spot in his region’s circle of hip-hop heavy-hitters and represents his commitment to preserving Detroit’s influential sonic signatures.

“I’m always open to try new beats and different producers, but I’m just at home and more comfortable on Detroit beats,” Payroll explains. As a member of a group and as a solo act, he’s been at the forefront of his hometown’s street-rap microcosm for over a decade, and has become one of its most respected and talented torchbearers. “A lot of the producers I work with today, they produced a lot of the Detroit albums I grew up listening to — Street Lordz, Chedda Boyz and all that. When I was growing up, it was just Street Lordz, Eastside Chedda Boyz, Rock Bottom and a few more groups. That’s what we grew up listening to.”

“They [Blade Icewood and Street Lordz] laid down the blueprint for all of us,” Payroll explains. As one of his city’s foremost sages, he is one of the few relevant artists today who carries a connection to several sides of Detroit’s recent musical heritage and boasts his own growing catalog of classics. “They set the tone for what a Detroit dude is all about, and we followed that blueprint and just ran with it … It’s all embedded in the Detroit sound.”

His newest contribution to the aforementioned lineage, Spirit of A Boss unfolds like an audio-book full of real-life stories of survival and contains the same sort of gritty lessons you might learn watching a movie about mobsters. The full-length is complete with insights on Payroll’s childhood and shines a light on the teenage years he spent trying to carve out his own path in the drug game, revealing the gritty, cinematic crime-drama scenarios that followed and the positive evolution those preceding moments created. You can use it to trace the Payroll Giovanni narrative from start to today.

“A lot of them are personal records,” Payroll shares when breaking down the themes and content of his new release. “I get something new out of it when I see how the fans react to it; I got to see what was the effect on people, that’s when I’m like, ‘this one touched people in a different way.’ I listen to my old stuff and I was probably drunk, in the booth with 20 dudes and stacks of money in my hand while rapping — just rapping about stuff I would never participate in today. I come from this, that and the third, but now it’s about doing this and that.”

“You don’t want to be in your 30s still thugging and living some wild life,” Payroll reflects. “I don’t want to preach that, because I’m trying to get away from that … My music has always kind of been my therapy. I’d rather say how I feel in a record or two.”

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Snap Dogg feat lil Scrappy GET BACK ( Official Music Video)

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Snap Dogg feat lil Scrappy GET BACK

 

 

Featured artist Snap dogg Aka The Problem Child, Has Been On The Music Scene For About 8 years now and he is only getting better. With Over 20 Million views on YouTube He Has Gained A lot Of Mainstream attention from Artist Like Lil Durk, Snoop Dogg, Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, and DC Young Fly.  Snapdogg has been on a consistent path with his music. His new single “Creep” is one of his latest releases and he has a new project called “Murder & Pain” which is currently finished is set to drop the first quarter of the year. Today we get to drop the visual for Get Back feat lil Scrappy. As Snap dogg continues to receive major support from the Industry and appreciation for his music, the rap star has already set himself up to be Detroit’s next legend.

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“Axel Foley” New Album by Killz

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“You can hear my pain in the verse,  im versed in the game.” Lines from the first song “Get Up” off the recently released AXEL FOLEY from Killz. There could not have been a better way to set the tone for this album. Jay Z could not have laid a better verse from one of his many classic albums.

“Axel Foley” finds Killz in the mecca of the desert Las Vegas. If any city can understand the mob mentality it takes to make it past 20 and not be dead, in prison or homeless like Detroit its Sin City. Get up has a ocean freeway drive vibe musically, yet i can also place myself in a foreign with the top peeled back doing 90 on Mt Rose. Yea you might Kill yourself!

This isnt a full in depth review. But more so a must listen with tracks like “Just Speak in” “Rearview” “We in This” and “My Own” for the commercial ear. Songs that give it to you lyrically from “Open Mic” to “Real Ones” “Mobbin” and a classic feature from Dog Pounds finest Kurupt on “We On” treat yourself to the Axel Foley experience from Killz

 

 

https://kkproduxions.bandcamp.com/album/kk-produxions-presents-killz-axel-foley

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Snap Dogg – Creep (official music video )

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If you have been paying attention to the Detroit rap scene the is no way that Emerging artist Snap dogg Aka The Problem Child, is not on your radar. Snap Dogg Has Been On The Music Scene For About 8 years now and his is more polished with every release. With Over 20 Million views on YouTube He Has Gained A lot Of Mainstream attention from Artist Like Lil Durk, Snoop Dogg, Lil Baby, Icewear Vezzo, and DC Young Fly.  Snapdogg has been on a consistent path with his music. His new single “Creep” is one of his latest releases and he has a new highly anticipated project called “Murder & Pain” which is currently finished and set to drop the first quarter of the year. As Snap dogg continues to receive major support from the Industry and appreciation for his music, the rap star has already set himself up to be Detroit’s next legend. Keep it locked to detroitrap.com for everything on Snap Dogg.

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