Donnie Darko is the Detroit baphomet, with his mystical spells casting with his ever so dreamy flow. The rapper gives us a laid back flow over laid back production. Showing his shadows while unveiling some woke truths about himself. He does not care as he swags his way through a boom bap beat, as this is not normal for most rappers as they lyrically excersice through beats with a viscous flow pattern. Be sure to check out the swagged out odd-ball creative in his latest visuals, Smooth.
525 Skeez goes over the Ashanti Rain on me sample. His cadence is worthy of a pastor praising him on a television network. Having a hard life he continues to hustle with his brothers in the streets of the city. His guts and glamor compares nicely to the raw emotions that boost swagger from the Detroit spitter. Skeez is an artist that continues to excell, be sure to check out his mixtape Greek Freak(Taste like Greek Yogurt)
Motown spitter Chippy Wockhardt tells a tale of not having much coming up. As cut throat as the city can get, Chip manages to tell us how he survived and hustles as hard as Detroit. He has had many downfalls but still did not fall off, he proves that the formula is magic by his money moves . Chip expresses his love interest lightly and how him having one woman motivates him, as he builds his empire; being hustler of the year compared to woman in the porn industry. Chip by far is showing us his Motor city magic in the latest visuals. You can check it out below.
Reg Lauren gave his audience a great cut with Vibrations. The video was shot by Reg Lauren and edited by Vontethegawd and Reg Lauren. Napalm spots two favorite duo. As they was doing this under the Covid-19 lock down. They took the respritory risk by storm and got this done by storm. As two men with plumbers ass crack, they went to work. The video took hours upon hours with elements that no regular degular would do in these infectious times.
NapalmSpot got a chance to catch some of the gaming community at LFG. People heard of LFG Royal Oak through keeping in contact. From Smash Tournaments to being in friendly competition. Embracing the escapism in true fashion only to uplift one another during defeat. Nick brought a Basement idea to the street-sides of Royal Oak. The business owner always wanted to have a place of his own. Calm, atmosphere where he can provide the community with a larger than life business.
Kingprez is an artist that has many dimensions to his music. His first project Road runner showed him rapping double timed. Aiming to appease the ears of masses. Then going into music experimentation with different projects he dropped. His cover arts are usually the classic definition of bandcamp cover art. We covered a couple topics. Interview above
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