This Detroit Girl in a NY World spends most of her time in Brooklyn, but if there was ever a time I should have been in the city, this was it. Erykah Badu recently gave street entertainment a try when she decided to sing for money in Times Square. Shot and edited by Ms. Badu herself, the iPhone movie gives us a glance into her entrance into the world of Times Square entertainment. Watch the movie and let me know what you think!
Due to my schedule, I don’t really get to watch a lot of late night television (Team Netflix over here), however I woke up this morning to this on my FB feed. Not only did Ms. Aretha perform on the Late Show with David Letterman, she performed her cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” She put that funk that on it that only Ms. Aretha can. It takes skill to be able to take such a well known song and make it your own. Proof that Ms. Aretha is an expert at this sangin’ thang.
And did you see Cissy Houston in the background?!? I didn’t know Whitney’s mama was performing. Go head Ms. Cissy!!
If you’re on Facebook and either are form Detroit or have friends that are from Detroit, then I’m sure you saw the #ImSoDetroit that dominated Detroit Facebook yesterday. Detroiters from all around shared their fondest memories of growing up in the motor city. I’m not sure who started it, but I saw a few posts this morning from some friends, and soon after, it spread like wild fire. All day yesterday I was cruising down memory lane while I read stories from friends, watched old commercials, and even listened a few tunes that reminded me of growing up in my beloved city, Detroit , MI. Kudos to whomever came up this idea. This was a great alternative to all the negative media that is constantly pushed down our throats about Detroit.
If you’re on FaceBook, search for #ImSoDetroit and enjoy!!!
While I was browsing through my Instagram timeline, I came across a post showcasing an upcoming documentary about how the internet has impacted the Hip Hop INDUSTRY and how artists no longer need record labels to be successful. The World Is Yours speaks with industry officials and artists alike about how the need for a record label is pretty much null in void. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign to aid in completing post-production. As a filmmaker and producer, let me tell you, post production is essential to a film and it can cost a pretty penny. Make sure you head over there and help them out.
If you’ve been following Road to Total Slaughter on Fuse, then you may have become familiar with Marv Won. Hailing from the great Motor City, Marv is no stranger to the world of Hip Hop. He’s become a staple in the Detroit Hip Hop scene. You may have seen him in 8 Mile, heard him on a Black Milk track, or have maybe seen him in a few Dwele A.B.D.P. vids. Either way, his name should be in your vocabulary.
Marv recently released his latest single Field Nigga which gives a critical look at what we deem as important and who is really down to do the dirty work. I think this song comes at a perfect time where there are so many issues going on in so many different cities. When will start standing for ourselves? Trick Trick can organize 100 men to prevent Rick Ross’ entry, but can we do the same to protest the water shut off in Detroit?