Big Sean: Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG

September 10, 2010
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Big Sean: Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG

Detroit native Big Sean is definitely on the rise in the hip hop world. But after listening to his recently-dropped mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG, only one word comes to mind: Complacency.
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Robert Bobb vs. DPS school board heats up

September 5, 2010
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The pitched battle between DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb and the district's school board continues to heat up. On Friday, the two sides met in court to make summary arguments, and plan to augment their cases for a ruling by mid-September.
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Detroit: Quick Hits

August 23, 2010
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Racial inequality at Wayne State, the economic stimulus money can't buy and a movie every Detroiter should see.
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Everybody in the 313: Em to judge freestyle battle

August 23, 2010
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Red Bull EmSee

Eminem probably doesn't get the chance to jump into many battles at St. Andrew's Hall anymore, but that's not to say he's forgotten that freestyling catapulted him to stardom. On Thursday, Em will judge the final battle of Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile, a three-round freestyle competition featuring eight emcees from...
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Cope: One of the summer’s best mixtapes

August 20, 2010
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21-The-Mixtape

Few emcees display as much charisma on the mic early in their careers as Jonathan “Cope” Copeland did in his debut mixtape, 21, which dropped June 24. The 23-year-old Ann Arbor native raps in a confident, conversational tone on his tracks, making the effort one of Michigan’s best this summer.
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How to get high off music; a mixtape review

August 13, 2010
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From the Outside In

Dan "DK" Kozerski—valiantly fighting to give rappers who wear sweater vests a good name—dropped his sophomore mixtape, "From the Outside In", on August 7. The project mixes DK’s unorthodox voice, unorthodox instrumentals and unorthodox song topics for an easy listening, must-download tape.
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Chiddy Bang shows off at The Shelter

August 12, 2010
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Chiddy Bang stopped in the middle of its set at The Shelter at St. Andrew's Hall Saturday to allow Chiddy, the emcee of the hip hop duo, to freestyle. The Philadelphia native - one of the cool kids of New Hip Hop - didn't disappoint. Watch it here.
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FowL: Metro Times exclusive freestyle

August 12, 2010
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Photo by Pierre Blake

When someone says they are a professional comedian, you sure as shit shouldn't ask them to tell you a joke. But that's exactly what I did when I sat down with Saffal "FowL" Tall a few Fridays ago and asked him to spit a freestyle for me. Watch it here.
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“The new kid” of Detroit hip hop: FowL

August 10, 2010
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There's a new kid on the block in the Detroit hip hop community. He's a fun-loving college kid with a conscience, and you shouldn't be forgetting his name any time soon.
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Video: Copa Detroit Takes Over Belle Isle

August 6, 2010
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Video: Copa Detroit Takes Over Belle Isle

The Detroit City Futbol League blends soccer and drinking to make the Beautiful Game better than ever before. The league's inaugural season concluded Saturday with the 2010 Copa Detroit at Belle Isle. Here's a video of the day's action.
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