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REVIEW: COMMiSSiON- GROWiNG UP

The editor finally tells his own story.

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Modern independent musicians wear many hats, from guiding the production of the music they love, directing merch and marketing, and working the mechanics necessary to get their music heard. Likewise, content creators have to stay on their toes to contribute consistently; staying in touch with the game and building relationships with everyone in and out of the machine is essential.

Joe Commisso, aka COMMiSSiON, also serves as the editor and webmaster of DetroitRap.com, creating content that supports and reviews Detroit music. He also supports Detroit acts directly at shows and events, and has been actively performing and preparing his own contribution to the discussion about Detroit hip-hop.

As the new decade opened, Commission released “GROWiNG UP” across platforms and chose to weave a narrative about his past as his first full project.With appearances from VStylez, Kid Vishis, Jonnie Morris, Sin Crawford, and Redman, there is an edge to GROWiNG UP that reflects the struggles that COMMiSSiON encountered growing up on Carlisle Street in Detroit. JRGotTheHits, who helmed the majority of the production on the album, provided him with a synth-heavy soundscape that is sparse enough to allow Joe to do his thing while incorporating a good live feel that should translate well in Joe’s performances.

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Standout tracks include “Tell Em,” “Too Much,” and “Flagrant,” where Pontiac’s Sin Crawford drops a notable verse. COMMiSSiON does a great job of maintaining a subtext of growth throughout the tape, and the album climaxes with “Rapper Dad,” where Joe balances music with maintaining his connection with his family.

Overall, GROWiNG UP is a solid project. Making a thematic album for a debut is challenging, as streaming playlists don’t always allow today’s listeners an opportunity to hear records in context. Nevertheless, the songs can stand on their own, and it will be interesting to see how COMMiSSiON and JRGotTheHits continue to build chemistry. As we look forward to future projects (and content) by COMMiSSiON, we can bet that his music will stay true to what those of us who are music multitaskers already know — having balance is the most important thing.

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Kid Jay “Same Kid Different Story” The album

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There isnt a better feeling than to watch something at it’s infant stages, and witness its growth. That’s our story with Kid Jay. No we didnt see this young man at birth but thanks to his parents the city of Detroit got to know about “Kid Jay”.   This young man has performed all over the city of Detroit, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and other cites across the United States. Kid Jay was recently on a featured on Detroit youth choir runners up on Americas got talent song   called Glory. A participating member of Steve Harveys mentoring program Kid Jay has also been on a Q&A with America’s got Talent. Jay celebrated his 21st birthday with us by releasing his sophomore project, “SAME KID DIFFERENT STORY”  Find the link below!

Also peep out one of his previous videos.

 

https://unitedmasters.com/m/5f6ad3d399d5e631822bc9c8

 

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Detroit Emcee Ketch P Drops “Out Of Nowhere” project

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Detroit Emcee/ Middle Finger Music Representative Ketch P Drops a Brand New Project “Out Of Nowhere”. This album came about over a phone call last week between Ketch P and Detroit producer Foul Mouth, they came up with the idea to write, record, mix, master a new project in a week’s time, that’s how the title out of nowhere came about. This album features Rim, Bub Rock, Bang Belushi, A Minus, Aaron Taylor and Production from simple cuts, foul mouth, Nolan the Ninja, Jimbo Slice, Big Daddy Chop, Chanes.

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BIG GOV: SON of SOUTHWEST The Album

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The one thing you can always expect when listening to a Big Gov project is Truth. Unapologetic truth. This is release is no different. But it doesn’t feel the same. Gov is used to carrying the load as a great producer, but for this one he sprinkled the right mixture to give this album the feeling of a movie soundtrack about the streets of Detroit Gov spent his early years. SOUTHWEST DETROIT

As always you can enjoy some smoove west coast bouncing beats with just the right dash of musicality and vocals laced by Gov partner in crime Pierre Anthony along with Asia . Guest producers on the project include Rohnnie Ghetti808 Price, Terrance Riley Schlenz, K.I.D.D. tha Producer, Steve Varner, Royce da 5’9.

Stand out tracks on “Son of Southwest” are “Live and Let Live” “My state of mind” “Live your life before mine” “For the Moment”

Click the link below to listen to “SON OF SOUTHWEST” on your platform of choice!

https://album.link/sc69dfn7wzvfn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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