Just as other major cities, Detroit hosts a Summer Jamz concert that brings out big names. Last night Detroit radio station Hot 107.5 was scheduled to have major artists such as B.O.B, Rico Love, Sevyn Streeter, and should have been Rick Ross. According to reports, Rick Ross showed up to Chene Park and was greeted by 100 men who were not going to let Ross perform on stage. Word on the street is that Detroit rap legend Trick Trick was the one who called that shot. Now for those who don’t know what the No Fly Zone is let me give some info on the back story. Continue reading
This guy right here has been doing his thing in the music industry for a minute. Detroit’s own Big Gov of Black Guvernment has been making moves for years. Big Gov grew up in Detroit Michigan, where he began to cultivate his love for music, being brought up in
a musical household. His father, Greg Finley was a part of the R&B group “The Five Special”. Who were signed to Elektra Records in the late 70’s. “The Five Special” had a hit single (“Why Leave Us Alone”) which hit #9 on the R&B charts in 1980, the year Gov was born.
At the age of five, Gov had the experience of recording his first song. From that point on, hip-hop has always been a part of his life. His older cousins and one particular mentor were all in rap groups.
Through his adolescence years, Gov would find the challenge of proving his talent. Years later after Gov had several professional studio recordings, they finally took him serious. From that alone, his love for music and his passion to entertain has enabled him to grow into the rap artist, producer, and performer he is today. To help mold his craft, Gov grew up listening to old school music; with the impressions of artist such as Issac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Rick James, and Prince. He calls those artist’s music “authentic and real music”. I can agree with that view! Check out more on this artist below.
To kick off the first Music Monday Artist Spotlight we have a rapper from the city of Detroit who goes by the name T Villa. He has been acknowledged by Maybach Music Group and NBA player Jamal Crawford. People are recognizing his talents and he is doing it all without a major record deal. Inspired by his hard work and determination, he has coined the phrase G.M.A.O (Grinding My Ass Off). With over 5,500 Twitter followers and 352 YouTube subscribers, he has created a hot buzz in the streets. Check out more about T Villa below.
I absolutely adored Aaliyah’s raw talent. She was definitely one in a million to a lot of people. She is very well respected in the music game today. It will be 13 years this August since baby girl has been gone. I still remember the news about her death, it was devastating as I was a fan of her music and she was from my hometown Detroit, MI. There has been talks of a biopic for years now and it looks like it has finally got the green light.