Hip Hop

All Good Music Festival 2012 Wrap-up

Posted on 07/29/2012 by kriegs in All Good Music Festival, Blues, Events, Hip Hop, Music, Music News, Rock, Techno/Electronic

All Good Music Festival 2012 Wrap-up

All Good Music Festival moved to Legends Valley in Thornville, OH for 2012.  The location was great being from the midwest with easy access to get to and from the venue. As usual,  All Good had side by side stages so music isn’t conflicting and you can catch more music. After a a few hours [...]

DJ LaJedi – Detroit Soniclyzm 2

Posted on 05/01/2012 by DJ Meph in DJ Lajedi, Hip Hop, Music

DJ LaJedi – Detroit Soniclyzm 2

DJ LaJedi is a very interesting person who I personally have a lot of respect for. Her DJ moniker, LaJedi, (pronounced “la heady”) was a name that was given to her by native guides and travel companions when she backpacked through Mexico, near the seas, pyramids and pueblas. It is the Mexican translation of Jedi. [...]

Passalacqua – Dead Fish Eyes feat. Doc Waffles [VIDEO]

Posted on 03/20/2012 by DJ Meph in Doc Waffles, Hip Hop, Music, Passalacqua, Video

Passalacqua – Dead Fish Eyes feat. Doc Waffles [VIDEO]

Passalacqua: Mister (@thenameismister) and Blaksmith (@theblaksmith) are at it again with a new tune that will make you dance… and think. Doc Waffles joins them on the track, with a beat produced by High Funktose Corn Syrup.

DJ Skeez – The Beatdown Vol. 1 Mixtape

Posted on 03/16/2012 by DJ Meph in DJ Skeez, Hip Hop, Music

DJ Skeez – The Beatdown Vol. 1 Mixtape

As a derby girl, hip hop DJ, model and actress, Kyle “Skeez” Kentala (@djskeez313) has represented Detroit and its underground culture in almost every form of media available. This week, she represented Detroit in Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Conference. Prior to her performance, she released her first Mixtape, The Beatdown Vol. 1 which [...]

Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit 2012 Initial Lineup

Posted on 02/16/2012 by kriegs in Events, Hip Hop, Movement (DEMF), Music, Techno/Electronic, Upcoming Concerts

Movement Electronic Music Festival Detroit 2012 Initial Lineup

Paxahau released the first round of its Movement 2012 lineup this week with the surprisingly controversial announcement that Public Enemy will be headlining the event. The decision seems to have created a rift in Detroit’s electronic music community, with those opposed to it wondering why “gangster rap” was chosen as the headliner for an electronic [...]

A Casual Conversation with DJ Meph and Passalacqua [VIDEO]

Posted on 11/10/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, Interviews, Music, Passalacqua, Upcoming Concerts, Video

A Casual Conversation with DJ Meph and Passalacqua [VIDEO]

I recently met up with Passalacqua at The Renaissance Center to discuss their new album and the influences that went into it. Their new album Zebahazy Summer is available to listen for free or you can download for $5 at http://tomandbootsy.com/. Also, make sure to check them out tonight at The Old Miami for the [...]

Hostyle Wins Red Bull EmSee Battle in Detroit

Posted on 10/31/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, Hostyle, Music, Music News, St. Andrews Hall, Venues

Hostyle Wins Red Bull EmSee Battle in Detroit

Eight freestyle rappers from the Detroit metro area competed in an invitational freestyle battle called Red Bull EmSee at St. Andrews Hall. The winner of the event, Hostyle, (@Hostylewoofpac) will advance to the National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia later this year. “Right now, I feel amazing, I feel like I’m on top of the world. [...]

Interview With Doc Waffles [VIDEO]

Posted on 07/14/2011 by DJ Meph in Doc Waffles, Hip Hop, Interviews, Music

Interview With Doc Waffles [VIDEO]

DJ Meph met up with Doc Waffles (@doc_waffles) at Telway for burgers and an interview, a day after the release of his new EP, Seizure Suit Farms.

Doc Waffles Releases Seizure Suit Farms EP [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Posted on 07/12/2011 by DJ Meph in Doc Waffles, Hip Hop, Music, Music News

Doc Waffles Releases Seizure Suit Farms EP [FREE DOWNLOAD]

It has been five years since Detroit antiquarian bookslinger and hip hop emcee, Doc Waffles (@doc_waffles) released his last record, titled Golf View Drive. His new album titled Seizure Suit Farms features beats from Eddie Logix (@eddielogix) and Sheefy McFly, (@sheefymcfly) a collaboration with SelfSays, (@selfischarles) and includes esoteric references to Jurassic Park, 19th Century [...]

Midcoast Most – The Coast Is Clear Album Release Party [VIDEO]

Posted on 07/12/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, MidCoast Most, Music, Video

Midcoast Most – The Coast Is Clear Album Release Party [VIDEO]

Midcoast Most, (@MidCoastMost) a hip hop trio made of local emcees J Walker, Nonsense and Eddie Logix released their new album The Coast is Clear last month and kicked it off with an album release party in The Pike Room at The Crofoot. The show was hosted by Ren Cen CoolBeanz (@RenCenCoolBeanz) and featured Mobile [...]

The Elephant in the Room with MidCoast Most part 2 [VIDEO]

Posted on 06/07/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, MidCoast Most, Music, Upcoming Concerts, Video

The Elephant in the Room with MidCoast Most part 2 [VIDEO]

Selfsays (@selfischarles) returns as Chester Puffington in another installment of The Elephant in the Room. Check out Midcoast Most (@MidCoastMost) show this Saturday in the Pike Room at The Crofoot.

Black Milk – Chewbacca featuring Roc Marciano [AUDIO]

Posted on 06/06/2011 by DJ Meph in Audio, Black Milk, Hip Hop, Music

Black Milk – Chewbacca featuring Roc Marciano [AUDIO]

Black Milk’s (@black_milk) last album, titled Album of the Year was a huge success. The video for Deadly Medley featuring Royce Da 5’9″ and Elzhi went viral instantly and now has 500,000 views, less than a year later. The epic album release party at St. Andrews Hall featuring the Will Sessions band also marked the [...]

BlueCollar Gentlemen – May 2011 [VIDEO]

Posted on 06/03/2011 by DJ Meph in BlueCollar Gentlemen, Events, Hip Hop, Music, The Old Miami, Venues, Video

BlueCollar Gentlemen – May 2011 [VIDEO]

Blue Collar Gentlemen is a Midwest hip hop showcase of local and out-of-town artists. This event takes place on the first Friday of every month and is organized by United States of Mind. Be sure to check out the next event on Friday, June 3 2011 at The Old Miami .

The Elephant in the Room with MidCoast Most part 1 [VIDEO]

Posted on 05/27/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, MidCoast Most, Music, Upcoming Concerts, Video

The Elephant in the Room with MidCoast Most part 1 [VIDEO]

The boys from MidCoast Most (@MidCoastMost) have a new album to share, which they will be releasing at the Pike Room on June 11. SelfSays (@selfischarles) stars as Chester Puffington in this hilarious mock interview.

Progress Report – I’m Yours feat. Mayaeni [VIDEO]

Posted on 05/18/2011 by DJ Meph in Hip Hop, Music, Progress Report, Video

Progress Report – I’m Yours feat. Mayaeni [VIDEO]

Progress Report’s successful album release and kickstarter project has led to great things for this dynamic hip hop twosome. They recently released their second music video, featuring D. Allie’s lovely and talented sister, Mayaeni. The album is available in both digital and physical formats on their bandcamp site.