hip hop http://michiganradio.org en Detroit's hip hop scene moving on from the days of '8 Mile' http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-hip-hop-scene-moving-days-8-mile <p>Detroit's hip hop scene was made famous in Eminem's move "8 Mile."</p><p>You know the one -- <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gatNLacOjC8">where the white guy from the trailer park shows up the black rapper who went to Cranbrook High School</a>?</p><p>It's a representation of the hip hop scene in Detroit in 1995.</p><p>Back then, The Shelter below St. Andrew's Hall was the spot where hip hop artists sought to make a name for themselves.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:54:54 +0000 Mark Brush 14354 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's hip hop scene moving on from the days of '8 Mile' Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla's record collection goes up for auction http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-hip-hop-legend-j-dillas-record-collection-goes-auction <p>A portion of the record collection belonging to Detroit artist J Dilla (James Yancey) is now for sale.</p><p>Since his death in 2006, the seminal hip-hop producer’s record collection had lain dormant in a storage unit maintained by his mother.</p><p>Now Dilla’s mother, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, is selling records from the collection through <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/DILLA-RECORD-COLLECTION-Jay-Dee-J-Dilla-MA-DUKES-SIGNED-CERT-Hip-Hop-Breaks-/251217670348?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&amp;hash=item3a7dbd70cc">weekly Ebay auctions</a>.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:22:27 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10923 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit hip hop legend J Dilla's record collection goes up for auction From Gang Member To Hip-Hop Church Leader http://michiganradio.org/post/gang-member-hip-hop-church-leader Troy Evans preaches at Edge Urban Fellowship in a rundown Grand Rapids, Mich., neighborhood known for prostitution. Inside what looks like an abandoned office building are walls covered by graffiti. There are tattooed people wearing baseball caps and jeans. Three 20-year-old men holding mics get ready to bust out some elaborate dance moves.<p>It may seem like a hip-hop show, but it's actually church.<p>While Evans preaches to about 100 people on a given Saturday, he has no seminary training and dropped out of school in the 7th grade. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:19:01 +0000 Emily Fox 10350 at http://michiganradio.org From Gang Member To Hip-Hop Church Leader Stateside: Hip hop church uses music, religion and dance as a tool for gang prevention http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-hip-hop-church-uses-music-religion-and-dance-tool-gang-prevention <p>West Michigan is known as the bible belt of the state. There are countless churches in the area but there is only one hip-hop church. It’s called the <a href="http://theedgegr.com/">EDGE Urban Fellowship</a>. It’s fusing religion, music and dance as a gang prevention tool for youth in Grand Rapids, a city home to nearly 60 organized gangs.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:07:57 +0000 Emily Fox 9675 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Hip hop church uses music, religion and dance as a tool for gang prevention Insane Clown Posse takes F.B.I. to court http://michiganradio.org/post/insane-clown-posse-takes-fbi-court <p>Oakland County hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse is taking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to court.</p><p>A lawsuit filed in Flint federal district court on Tuesday contends the F.B.I. violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to turn over information that led the agency to classify fans of the group as a gang.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:13:17 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9249 at http://michiganradio.org Insane Clown Posse takes F.B.I. to court Cuban hip-hop culture comes to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/cuban-hip-hop-culture-comes-michigan <p>The Cuban hip-hop group Obsesion is in Ann Arbor this week.</p><p>Alexey Rodriguez Mola and Magia Lopez Cabrera mix African and Cuban rhythms with hip-hop and world beats. They will perform on Thursday, October 6 at the Michigan League Underground.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s a song titled <em>Tu con tu ballet</em> from their current album &ldquo;El Disco Negro de Obsesion.&quot;</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-988786.mp3</p><p>Rapper Magia Lopez says her Afro-Cuban culture is what inspires her.</p><p><em>&ldquo;The hip-hop culture is very much rooted in the &#39;barrios,&#39; and in Cuba the majority of people are black, although we have mixed races, so we talk a lot about race issues, what we see and our reality as Afro-Cubans,&quot; says Lopez.</em></p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:46:01 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 4441 at http://michiganradio.org Cuban hip-hop culture comes to Michigan "Detroit's Child" - J Dilla's legacy grows http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-child-j-dillas-legacy-grows <p>Every once in a while you stumble upon a story that passed you by. Here's one I missed from Paul Farber, a former arts intern here at <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1636937">Michigan Radio</a>.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 17:16:25 +0000 Mark Brush 352 at http://michiganradio.org "Detroit's Child" - J Dilla's legacy grows J Dilla's beat goes on http://michiganradio.org/post/j-dillas-beat-goes <p>J Dilla was one of Detroit's most prolific and respected hip hop producers. He died in 2006, but his music still inspires his fans around the world. And now his Mom is using his name to support music education in his hometown.</p> Tue, 01 Jun 2010 20:44:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11180 at http://michiganradio.org J Dilla's beat goes on