Napalm Spot went out and got some unique footage of Oluto performing his single, Truly Feel. The song is a mix of neo-soul with new school funk. He delivers soft RNB vocals over the instrumental, showing to his deep love interest to be yourself. The sentiment of this song is to be the realest you possible. What is in the darkness will come to light, the old school saying our grandparents use to say. Oluto breaks into a monologue discussing how he can appeal to the masses while keeping it honest. A hard thing that most people can not express in human interaction, check the music video out below.
Walking into the lounge I was with my homies. We had met up with some of the set performers. I sat and chat with the people around the venue. My homie interrupted my conversation with a full glass of beer, telling us about how well treated the artist here are. I walked around scoping the place as Black Moon Child played her set. The place was very elegant, showing an up-scale lifestyle. Nothing of the average is seen here. People that we’re bosses and artist that has a style of experimentation. I had to go and get me a drink myself. Before getting myself a drink, I had caught a quick conversation with Nuntheless.
His mission is to bring out anybody that has not played a live set that embraces a totally unique style. He said the scene here in Detroit can kind of get cliquish, isolating artist from not having their time to shine. He started out being a producer then evolving into a DJ. It all started when Omar was out of town, that is when his ideas started brewing like the cold refreshing beer in this lounge. He exclaimed networking is a big element to have in Detroit and he utilize that for an advantage. Having a venue with all the talent he knew, infused within the elegant style that Detroit embraces. Nuntheless is a; producer, DJ, drummer, and even a pianist. You can check out some of the highlights below.
Detroit emcee Noveliss held a ceremony for his album Cerebral Apex. Gathering everybody that has a deep appreciation for him as an artist. He had a very chill demeanor as he greeted those walking into his release party. Noveliss shared his thoughts on entertainment and how he has a great appreciation for Avatar The Last Air Bender as a cartoon. He thought the movie was trash though. He also curated the movie Split directed by M. Night Shyamalan. He moved around the room, having short conversations with people. He had a look that was wise and discerning as he dawned a Kakashi-Sensei shirt. Noveliss is an ideas man, he always exchanges a couple with those around him. The emcee was thinking about innovative ways he can rap his flows in the booth.
We caught a quick conversation with Nolan The Ninja and he said that Noveliss is his brother and he came to support: regardless if he was on the album or not. Nolan said that he been knowing Noveliss since Clear Soul Force. We also asked Nolan The Ninja some questions and he shared some secrets to finding success as an independent artist. Having a partnership can also help boost your success in the music game. I was not surprised seeing Nolan The Ninja at a Noveliss party. Nolan The Ninja came out with a strong underground break-out called He(art). The album caught so much attention it got picked up for review by Dead End Hip-Hop. Receiving mostly positive reviews from seasoned hip-hop listeners.
We even caught conversation with rising hip-hop artist from the east side of Detroit, Crimson Alchemist. Crimson Alchemist has been keeping up to date with his catalog of artistry for a minute. Going way back to when he was spitting laser sharp lyricism on his song, “Get No Better” with the Clear Soul Force posse. Laying down the foundation of back-pack rap catching attention over-seas. Showing that his energy has always been bigger than a confined space. His flow is infinite past the stars.
As Noveliss premiered his album, I was amazed by the intricate flow pattern he delivers. His rhyme schemes are always well put together. He is the definition of a person that will be your rappers favorite rapper. Noveliss is a person that has a die hard-fan base. His listeners will appreciate this album because it shows Noveliss as a person. How much he has matured with his audience. Cerebral Apex discusses him now as a family man, still balancing out his fascination for Anime and hip-hop. He also talked about his depression slightly, wanting to drift away from the outside world into his own. Still through-out his journey in Cerebral Apex. He came out to deliver a swift, clear cut album infused with a manga he created for his fans.
Napalm Spot sat down and interviewed one of the clothing companies that has major promises for the future. Being on the up-rise in Detroit, they have gained attention, increasing popularity and revenue. The clothing company shows no halt, they continue to excel by bringing together creative minds alike for a great turn-out. Contacting vendors and renting space too showcase the potential here that is offered. Stephen shared some thoughts on the future of the company and the promises it holds.
“I was very happy about the turnout of the Meetup. There’s already over 150 photos posted on Instagram from the event (check out #bxnkmeet to see the photos). I’m confident that there’s a bright future for Detroit’s creative industry witnessing all the talented creatives and artists at the event.
Since we are so new, we haven’t had a chance to see if brand responsibility is helping boost sales. We’ve been really focusing on marketing and these pop-up events, and that’s definitely been helping. However, I know other brands that focus on brand responsibility, that’s where all of their sales come from”- @Doubleohstephen
Napalm spot captures Rosie And The Fellas gearing up during their set. The band graced the crowd with their charm and high-energy performance, leaving a night for everyone to remember. The set performance high-lighted why Motown is the place to be if you want to catch unique acts. Performing covers and snippets of their future album, they left much anticipation for up-coming projects they plan to release in the near future. Make sure to check out Rosie And The Fellas latest electronic/techno album Detroit 3000.
Grand Marquise commands the room as he demonstrates the benefits what it means too have financial literacy as a black man in America. Growing up in Detroit being faced with the circumstances every youth is faced with in America; he started out as a musician to help avoid the streets. He evolved from being a musician to evolving his career into a man selling Primerica, bringing in money, searching for a life free of stress in America. His dream is to see forward thinking individuals embracing multi-cultural elements too see society advance. Everyday he motivates his team members too go above and beyond the next level with their services.
He points out during his financial analysis that forty-percent of Americans spend money on debt. Not having a clear emphasis on what steps to take next to bring their game plan to the next level. Pointing out that investing with Primerica will be the retrograde to freedom. By having a Security license you are unlocking mind of investment. You as a person will have knowledge of you’re IRI rate, helping attain you’re retirement goal. “It is about foundation”, he says, the motto we stick too around here is, “become a owner not a loaner”. Once he started doing the financial services offered at Primerica he turned doubters to believer. “People are afraid to try patience until they get better.”
The information here is black and white, no round-about, he shows all the affiliations Primerica has and why we should join. The company ask the employees , “What were going to do for our families”. Why work a job when you can become apart of the deadly force that is Primerica and have an earning potential up to 800 thousand a year or earning at-least fifteen dollars a hour. As he continues to explore entrepreneurship, he plays with the thoughts of releasing a Christian rap album, returning back to music. Only to spread a message with uplifting vibes.
Before giving a stellar performance on stage at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, we had a three minute interview. Discussing the origins of their name, plus the different musical projects they have in the works. The personality behind this electronic infused opera group was warm and friendly. This interview was captured during the three day marathon at the Strange Beautiful Music 10 Festival.
You can also purchase their Spokes Ep from Bandcamp
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