A Detroit player with an international swag, G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean is a superstar in the making. At the mere age of 23, Sean has already developed a dedicated fanbase, a bevy of notable collaborations, and you can’t forget the fact that he was discovered (and is continuously mentored) by music’s almighty, Sir Kanye Omari West. I got a chance to sit down with hip-hop’s newest heavyweight during his loaded press day to talk beats, babes and the like. Check it out!
I hope you don’t sleep on this guy because his beats are on point. Today, we have the music video for Apollo’s Time Passed Autumn, taken from his recently released album “Clouds” via Mello Music Group. The video is directed by Apollo Brown himself and gives fans some insight into his environment, his various influences, and recoding studio. Not bad for his first time using the camcorder and editing software!
Promoters Paxahau have announced more talent has been added to the 2011 Detroit Movement Festival, including the first ever live performance by Carl Craig under his 69 guise. Though not as well known as Craig’s work under his own name, as well as Paperclip People and Innerzone Orchestra, many of the techno legend’s most infamouse tracks were recorded under the 69 name.
Rapper SelfSays (Charles Vann to his friends) doesn’t take himself too seriously. But fortunately for him, the rest of the music world does. The self-described “cat lover” and “professional face-maker” has been making moves in recent months — collaborating with producers Blockhead (Ninja Tune), Shigeto (Ghostly), Samiyam (Brainfeeder), and Subtitle (Lab Waste), just to name a few. One of the rawest talents outta Lansing, MI since Magic Johnson — his “Lost and Found” EP is due out on Earnest Endeavours’ record label later this year. To celebrate, he’s offering his “Something Out Of Nothing” EP as a FREE DOWNLOAD: SelfSays “Something Out Of Nothing” EP
Legendary Detroit house producer Rick “The Godson” Wilhite is releasing his debut album Analog Aquarium on the Chicago-based Still Music imprint. The veteran DJ and producer with staggering credentials (The Godson, DOC, Tech-12, and Working Mixx) has been working in the background for almost two decades, but never released an actual full-length album. Maybe not as lauded as his 3 Chairs cohorts and heavyweights Theo Parrish and Kenny "Moodymann" Dixon Jr, but still an authority in Detroit’s house of fame. Analog Aquarium features new productions from Wilhite, and has ...