Detroit

8.14.19

Introducing Scam Rap, Where Card Fraud and ID Theft Reign Supreme

Like Atlanta and lean, or LA and weed, Detroit's new strain of rap has its own set of signifiers: bank account drops, Bitcoin and fraud.

1.17.19

Moodymann Shares Video of Distressing Altercation With Police

The iconic techno DJ, real name Kenny Dixon Jr., posted a distressing video to Instagram of Highland Park officers aiming rifles at him.

11.8.18

Danny Brown's Long-Shelved 'Live at the Majestic' Doc Is Finally Out

The film is now up on Brown's website, a full year after it was supposed to hit Apple Music.

11.1.18

Georgia Is Back with a Euphoric, Late-Night Dance Sound

The drummer-singer-producer's “Started Out” sits somewhere between 80s Chicago house and what you might stick on an Uber AUX at 4AM.

7.30.18

What It's Like to Be a Big-Time Female Coke Trafficker

"We were moving like 60 keys a week. I brought in my dad and my stepbrother and we were off and running."

6.12.18

Trip Metal Festival Is One of America's Last Refuges for Real Freaks

The Detroit festival remains one of the most forward thinking festivals in America.

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5.30.18

A New True-Crime Doc About 'White Boy' Rick Will Make You Mad as Hell

A dumbfounding new documentary explores the institutional horror story of Detroit's Richard Wershe Jr, AKA White Boy Rick.

5.4.18

Eminem Promises to Take "an Ax to Mumble Rap" on New Royce Da 5'9" Single

On his scatological "Caterpillar" verse, Marshall Mathers insists that "The boom bap is coming back." Also: "Poop is my suit."

5.3.18

Cops Say Wave of Public Paintball Wars Started with 21 Savage

The skirmishes have hit the streets of Atlanta, Milwaukee, Greensboro and Detroit, and have potentially claimed two lives.

4.27.18

Tom of Finland’s Explicit Art Radically Changed How We View Gay Sexuality

The legendary queer artist is famous for his photo-realistic drawings of gay men enjoying sex.

4.26.18

Southwe$t Mook Is Rap's New Underdog in "First Day In"

The Detroit based rapper puts a spin on Meek Mill's "Dreams & Nightmares" as she details her own run-ins with the law in "First Day In."

3.20.18

This Bar Banned All Irish People on St. Patrick's Day as a Social Experiment

The bouncer at the pop-up told people wearing green that the Irish were “lower-class citizens” who would “steal your jobs."

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