You can’t fuck with Icewear Vezzo, ever since his release from prison, he’s been killing the game, from his deal with Motown Records, his Puma shoe release, albums, mixtapes and movies he’s definitely come into his own. I think prison was a good thing for him, it made him realize his net worth and now he’s unstoppable.
Filthy Rockwell, who arguably has the hottest clothing line in Detroit and quite possibly all of Michigan, continues to consistently curate dope shit under his Filthy Americans imprint.
Filthy’s latest offering “The Don” is unlike must of his previous releases, which have always have that Detroit Ambience, this time Filthy flirts with political protest by plastering a defiant Donald Trump on a Filthy American’s garment.
Famed producerMike E Clark who has worked with ICP, Kid Rock, George Clinton, and Primal Scream just to name a few took to his Instagram page to post a dope picture from the days of ICP’s Riddlebox album.
The photo was taken at Clark’s Funhouse Studio and shot by Josh Silverstein.
Hopefully, Mike will continue to open the vaults and share some more of these iconic images.
Two new Esham albums are set to drop February 2020 according to a recent social media post from the king of the “wicket shit”.
Esham took to Facebook to announce the release of not one, but two albums in February. The first album titled “She Loves Me” is slated to drop Sunday, February 2, 2020. The second, “She Loves Me Not” will be released on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Never one to follow a trend, Esham is bucking the new industry standard of putting out 20-minute albums by releasing two full-length albums of 15 and 16 tracks respectively.
A video of a text exchange Esham received from an unknown fan was posted on his page. I’m not sure if the text is real or a publicity stunt for his new albums, but it sure is hilarious.
Seven The General is an O.G. in Detroit Hip Hop. In late 2018 he teamed up with Dean Shepp and released an amazing track titled: “Chase The Bag”. Seven shines heavily on this track, his street swag is authentic and his style is versatile and flawless.
Bizarre’s latest offering documents his struggle with weight loss and the emotions he’s dealt with along the way. It’s inspiring to see a rapper show their vulnerable side and let their fans know they suffer adversity just like us.
One of my favorite artist from Detroit, that you probably never heard of is Fat Ray. Fat Ray holds an important place in Detroit music history, working with artists such as Black Milk, Phat Kat, BR Gunna, Elzhi, Danny Brown and a handful of other Detroit heavyweights.
Michigan is a state fraught with music history. From Berry Gordy and the sounds of Motown to Eminem, one of the most recognized hip hop artists on the planet, Michigan has it all. Detroit, in particular, continues to be a acknowledged for most of the talent coming out of the Great Lakes State. Most people, however, don’t know or recognize that Flint was actually a hotbed of great talent as well back in the day. Artists such as Top Authority, Dayton Family, Bone Skanless and Jake the Flake are just a few of the big names to come out of Flint. And let us not forget those artists such as J Dilla, Blade Icewood, M.C. Breed, Proof, and Bugz who are no longer with us but whose impact on rap music will always be remembered. I wanted to put together a master list of the top hip hop talent coming out of Michigan that you should be following on Instagram. These are artists, producers, and designers that continue to pave the way for the Michigan rap scene.