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Swisher Sweets “Artist Project” Detroit Recap.

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I’ve walked up the stairs of the legendary St. Andrews Hall entrance many a time, yet last Saturday those stairs instantly opened into a Swisher Sweet takeover. “Artist Project” banners lining the upper balcony, staff donning Swisher Sweet tee’s, and a stage backdrop ensuring crowd eyes know exactly who was putting on for their city!

After getting situated upstairs I met up with fellow DetroitRap.com extraordinaire Uncle P. Before taking in the talent from our seats we explored a bit having some fun at the Swisher Sweet photo booth.

After the booth it was back to our seats to take in the events opener. Gracing the stage as the evenings first performing act was Taylor J. The midwest rapper slash singer juggles both facets with ease & has been steady on the rise having 2018 mapped out in his favor. With collaborations already under his belt  alongside the likes of Gucci Mane, Nipsey Hussle, & Cyhi the Prynce it’s readily apparent that Taylor J isn’t disappearing anytime soon. “Blessed” seen below is a recent demonstration of Taylor J diverse musical abilities & a great foray into his music for any newcomers out there.

Next to storm the stage was Detroit native herself LaBritney whose career has been marching forward. She is set to join the the cast for the fifth season of “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” but today she was giving her all for the Swisher SweetsArtist Project. The singer owned the stage giving the St. Andrews Hall crowd a memorable performance packed with energy & homage to her own hometown. Earlier this year LaBritney teamed up with another of the 313’s stars Kash Doll for the single/video- “Actin Funny” seen below.

The self proclaimed Problem Child of Detroit was next upfresh off his latest album “Sacrifices”. Snap Dogg has been cementing his name everywhere this year & representing Detroit to the fullest. After losing his twin brother a year after fighting a 25 year charge at the age of seventeen Snap Dogg is no stranger to struggle. Now through rap he has fueled a rise from that very struggle with a growing catalog of records that have been spreading like forest fires. He packed the stage & brought a hype entourage backing his powerful performance & leaving a lasting impression heading into the the nights headliner. Here’s one of his latest off “Sacrifices“available on all major streaming & download outlets.

Needing no introduction, Fetty Wap arrived to close out the evening for Detroit’s Swisher SweetsArtist Project” event. Performing a collection of records from the past & present the “Trap Queen” megastar & grammy nominated artist also gave Detroit some new music off his brand new album “Bruce Wayne” out everywhere now. It was a fitting finish to a great show thanks to Swisher Sweets. Off his now available “Bruce Wayne” here is some audio for the record “Westin” off that very project.


Here’s a gallery of the nights performers packed with some great moments from all of the “Artist Project” talent. After browsing some great shots from the evening be sure to head on over to https://ap.swishersweets.com/detroit/ and vote for your favorite opening performer.

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Dillatroit 5 Feb 9th 2020 at the Marble Bar

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In 2020 comes the fifth year anniversary of Dillatroit celebrating the legacy of the late great, J. Dilla.  This Event Features: Guilty Simpson, Dez Andres, A.R.E.S., Clear Soul Forces, Big Noyd (Mobb Deep), DJ Butter, Phat Kat, Ant Live and Laswunzout to list a few.
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MSTYK DETROIT Announces Online Community for Independent Artist

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MSTYK MGT LLC socially known as MSTYK DETROIT has announced an online course for independent artists that are self-managed or struggling to find representation. MSTYK ACADEMY opens its virtual doors to the public on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Created and owned by Detroit native Jillynn “Luna” Reese, a Western Michigan University Public Relations graduate and Personal Manager to “Detroit’s Trap Diva” Tiny Jag. “This course focuses on teaching artists how to package and promote their talent. One thing I’ve learned quickly as a Personal Manager is that staying booked requires solid branding…and there is no way around it.” says Reese. MSTYK ACADEMY is a simplified educational system designed to teach and inform artists how to brand themselves and get booked.

 

“Tiny Jag launched in 2018, and in 18-months we’ve done 60 shows, landed brand collaborations and more…all from solid branding and consistency.” Reese shared. The academy is open to singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, and novice managers. Whether you’re rebranding or just getting started you’ll be able to apply all topics discussed to artistic brand. Enrollment is subscription based for $14.95 per month or $149.95 per year. The program is completely virtual, with lessons from Luna and guest industry experts sharing best practices and resources.

 

Persons interested in interviewing Jillynn Reese with questions about the academy, may send request to mstykacademy@gmail.com. More information about the program can also be found at MSTYKDETROIT.COM

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Lazarus Joins GZA For A Legendary Performance January 28th, 2020 at El Club, Detroit

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Released on November 7, 1995, GZALiquid Swords” has stood the test of time in a way very few hip-hop records will ever come close to. Critically acclaimed out the gate, “Liquid Swords” has cemented its legacy in the hip-hop books forever. The Wu-Tang Clan members solo album sliced its way into history and now a celebration of the iconic offering arrives this January 28th, 2020 at El Club in Detroit, MI! That’s not all though, as GZA joins forces with one of Detroit’s own legendary emcees who just finished having one of the most monumental years of his career after hitting the road with Wu-Tang Clan for the 25th Year Anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers tours as well as dropping the mega-hits “Leatherface” with Bizarre, Hopsin, & King Gordy as well as “Decapitation Chamber” alongside Ghostface Killah. Yes, Lazarus is coming home for a night not to be missed as he performs alongside GZA for a celebration of “Liquid Swords”. Get your tickets now!

Tickets are on sale now at El Club’s website here: https://www.elclubdetroit.com/e/gza-liquid-swords-year-anniversary-tour-86371476411/ but act fast before you miss out on this legendary evening of performances.

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El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209

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