Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Jay Electronica & more @ St Andrews (Video)

August 19, 2010

Slum Village
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Guilty Simpson
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Jay Electronica
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5 Ela
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Ro Spit // 5 Ela
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[via:Fusicology & 6 Minutes TV Detroit]

Win Tickets to the Jay Electronica Show/Slum Village Show on 6/26 @ St. Andrews

June 21, 2010

We have one (1) pair of tickets to give away for the Jay Electronica, Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, DJ House Shoes, Ro Spit, One Be Lo & 5 Ela @ St. Andrews on June 26th. All you have to do to enter is:

  1. Follow @MichiganHipHop on Twitter
  2. Re-Tweet this tweet (click here)

The winner will be chosen on the night of Thursday June 24th and will be notified Friday morning (6/25).

Eminem’s “Recovery” Set For June 22, 2010 Release

April 14, 2010

Eminem’s follow-up album to 2009’s Relapse will no longer be titled Relapse 2 but instead will be titled Recovery and will be released on June 22, 2010. Eminem explained the title change by saying “I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year, but as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title.” You can read the official press release after the jump. Continue reading →

Detroit Hip Hop Awards: VOTE NOW!

Click Here to download the ballot. Once completed e-mail the ballot to [email protected].

If you’re not familiar with the Detroit Hip Hop Awards, they are an annual award show honoring the Michigan Hip Hop scene. All nominations and winners are chosen by the ballots that are collected. That being said be sure to cast your vote to nominate your favorite Michigan artists now. Voting for nominations ends on April 16, 2010 at Midnight.

Click Here to download the ballot. Once completed e-mail the ballot to [email protected].

Happy Birthday Baatin

March 8, 2010

Waajeed “The Eternal Mixtape (RIP Baatin)”

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eLZhi “Deep” Video Stills

February 22, 2010

eLZhi recently finished shooting the video for his song “Deep” off the Leftovers Unmixedtape (which is available for free download at Here are a few stills from the video, which was directed by Gerard Victor. Check after the jump for the rest of the stills. Continue reading →

Kuniva “Retribution” (Mixtape)

February 15, 2010

Kuniva “Retribution” (Mixtape)

Click Here To Download


  1. Intro
  2. You Ready? (prod. Silent Riot)
  3. Ask About Me (prod. K.I.D.D.)
  4. Jive Sucka
  5. Gun Game Freestyle
  6. Diamonds and Gold f. Mr. Porter (prod. Mr. Porter)
  7. Bury Me a G Freestyle
  8. Hurry Up and Buy (prod. Mr. Porter)
  9. Think U Tuff f. Maestro (prod. K.I.D.D.)
  10. Die Young (prod. Mr. Porter)
  11. The Same Thang f. (Bizarre\Big Dame)
  12. Intermission/It’s On Freestyle
  13. Clyde The Glyde (prod. Mr. Porter)
  14. Strong Arming pt.1 f.Marv Won (prod. Salam Wreck)
  15. Where The Heart Is (prod. Mr. Porter)
  16. Killem All! f. Swifty McVay (prod. Dubb)
  17. Ghost of Pussy Past
  18. Just Thoughts (prod. Salam Wreck)
  19. Money Clip f. Royce Da 5′9″ (prod. K.I.D.D.)
  20. Rondell’s Beat Tape (Skit) f. Eminem
  21. One More Step Freestyle f. Beez
  22. Retribution (prod. Salam Wreck)
  23. Outro

[via 2DopeBoyz]

Stussy – J Dilla Documentary (Part 1 of 3) (Video)

February 12, 2010
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For more information on the Stussy x Stones Throw collaboration J Dilla tee, click here.

Smack! “Dilla Day: A Celebration Of James Yancey” (Art)

February 9, 2010

From Michigan-based artist Smack!’s blog:

In celebration of James “Jay Dee/J Dilla/Dilla Dawg” Yancey’s birthday (Feb. 7th), I thought it’d be dope to do four ‘spur-of-the-moment” pieces depicting four moments in Dilla’s life on this earth.
– The Fantastic/Slum Village era
– Welcome 2 Detroit
– Ruff Draft
– Donuts

See the other three pieces after the jump.

Continue reading → Relaunches, J Dilla Foundation Established

January 25, 2010

It’s been nearly half of a decade, but today seems like the beginning of James “J Dilla” Yancey’s legacy being handled by the people that loved him most: his family. officially re-launched today, announcing that Yancey’s estate is now administered by West Coast probate attorney Alex Borden, and that the J Dilla Foundation has been established. As the site reports, “The developments mark a new chapter in preserving and enhancing the legacy of the legendary artist and secure a means of future prosperity for his mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, daughters Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-Monae Whitlow, and brother, John “Illa J” Yancey.

Since Yancey’s death four years ago due to complications from lupus, family, friends and collaborators around the country have conducted fundraisers to gather money for leftover medical bills and the financial support of his mother. But a January 2009 article in Vibe magazine [click here] reported that due to Yancey’s outstanding tax debt, Ma Dukes hadn’t received any money from such memorials.

These new developments have enabled the establishment of the J Dilla Foundation, which has filed for tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status to qualify it as a non-profit charitable institution. The site states that the organization is built to “help fund the development of music in the inner city, and provide scholarships to students enrolled at schools with progressive music curricula.” Additionally, the web site will serve as official representation for Dilla, and contact for anyone wishing to conduct business with his name or music.

“Every year, Dilla and his dream get bigger and bigger,” says Ma Dukes. “Every time I go to a different city and visit with his fans, the dream just grows. It’s something that I can’t even describe, and it’s not going to die.”

For more information, visit and