With recreational cannabis now being legal in Michigan, it is safe to say that the industry is booming. Launched this week, GANS is set to rank as the top quality new cannabis brand to be available. The street crafted cannabis has cultivated and presented 13 strains to its market. Also making headlines, Snap Dogg, popular Detroit rapper, partnered with GANS. Raising brand awareness to Detroit 1701 and this Detroit Cannabis Revolution, the collaboration is a perfect recipe to bloom to the top. Quality happens to be a priority, and they are successfully providing just that.
Snap Dogg is a known name in the community and nationwide, with an upcoming album on the way. By representing GANS, it is only a matter of time before the hip hop and rap community get hip to the next best cannabis brand to the streets. After all, they do represent themselves as street crafted cannabis.
“GANS is the new kid on the block,” GANS shares on social media, “and we plan on taking over.”
How they will they do so? Well, we believe that cannabis lovers will become “best buds” after trying one of their 13 quality strains. From Purple Pancakes to Killer Bee, all strains have been grown and cultivated in GANS’ licensed Michigan based facility. “Michigan’s own – Detroit grown,” as they say state.
Endorsed by The Detroit Entrepreneur, the rise of GANS Street Cannabis has just begun.
From an early age, Young Ra has proven that he is a multifaceted entertainer of fathomless talent. From rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, writer and director, he personifies what it candidly means to be an entertainer. Young Ra is a Detroit based artist notoriously known for his hit song “Uh Oh” featuring popular rapper Sada Baby and Lexxi Morang. Currently, Young Ra is getting mainstream radio Recognition on the hottest HipHop stations in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit. He has secured a production deal with Maverick for his upcoming film, “Makin It” starring Clifton Powell (Pinky from the movie Friday) and Tray Chaney (TV show The Wire/Saints & Sinners), has an endorsement deal with Cult of Individuality and a partnership Sony’s The Orchard. His latest works include: The Bodie Bradus Story (2020), Truthless (2021), The Opps (2021) and Making It (2021). For the latest follow Young_Ra on all social media platforms.
Born Azarel (meaning “God’s Helper”) Chappell, BO$$ BREAD, is a Detroit Native born and raised on the lower Eastside. From prison to the studio, Bo$$ Bread released his hit single “The Bo$$ is back”, where he won first place at Coast 2 Coast Detroit Live Edition. Bo$$ Bread is a artist, songwriter and producer Who’s influenced by many Detroit legends such as Streetlordz, Royce da 5’9, Trick Trick and Eminen. His latest Ep, “The accidental come up”, highlights the true nature of his artistry in “I swear I Just Do What They Can’t”. Bo$$ Bread is a distinguished entertainer. To stay up to date Follow @BossBread313 on all social media platforms.
The Timeline Podcast and administration is recognized and endorsed by The Detroit Entrepreneur Media.
Entertainment comes in all forms: podcasts, video, audio, music and more. The Timeline Podcast aims to present their brand in each avenue possible. Founded in 2020 by Dame, a Detroit native and Public Relations major at Eastern Michigan University, the vision was to bring something new to media.
“During quarantine I found myself watching a ton of interviews mostly rap interviews and I noticed that a lot of the journalists asked a lot of weird questions,” says Dame. ” It took a heavy focus on the negative sides of our culture and didn’t really focus on the music. I felt like I could do it and just started doing interviews recording on my phone.”
Not only do they offer rising names to get recognized on their platform, they offer unmatched promotional services such as social media marketing, press, and now radio play on Michigan’s most famous stations. Their reach is in the millions. The Detroit Entrepreneur Media endorsed The Timeline Podcast this month and is now a proud partner. We mean it when we say get heard.
“While I primarily interview rappers I have interviewed videographers, entrepreneurs, dancers, fashion designers. I welcome anyone who has a compelling story to tell,” explains Dame.
Do you have a compelling story to tell? New music? Contact them today to connect or inquire about services here. Artists, brands, entrepreneurs – all are welcome.
With Detroit steady rising, rapper and entrepreneur NEM Meech looks to follow up his 2019 Last of a Dead Breed mixtape with a 8 song EP titled Dope Measures. 7 years ago, NEM Meech gave us a hood classic with the release of “Pros and Hoes”. Representing the Northend, a neighborhood in the center of Detroit, Meech give you those raw bars and dope boy sound the industry has been missing. Running his own entertainment company and helping develop young talent out of Detroit, NEM Meech is back to deliver another classic.
“Ghetto Trappin” Meech channeled one of his childhood inspirations, Juvenile. With inspiration from artists like Jeezy , Juvenile and Gucci Mane.
You can guarantee NEM Meech touch all aspects of the game with his voice. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org STREAM BELOW
L Boogie a female rapper from the bronx side of Detroit, is one of the youngest and hard-working female rappers from Detroit at just 19 years old.
Since signing to Chulo Productions, a music video director from Detroit, in just six months she was able to work with artists who are on the rise including: Rocky Badd, Sasha Go Hard, and Mahzi. L Boogie’s versatile sound and real, raw bars are assets that make her one of the most promising rising female artists in the city.
Just recently, her EP Boogie Fever released and positive feedback spread like wildfire. You can read about her 5 star rating on The Booth Magazine here.
The home of many talents, Detroit has been in the spotlight for quite some time. Willy J Peso happens to be one of the rising stars to stem from the city. Making a strong come back, his full length album Planet Peso released this month.
Planet Peso is the artist’s first full length project since 2012, and audiences are impressed, especially his collaboration with Hip-Hop legend and Oakland, CA native Yukmouth of The Luniz on Planet Peso‘s Track 5: “Trip To The Bay”. Yukmouth of The Luniz is popularly known for his timeless hit single “I Got 5 On It”.
To stream the full album click here or find it on all streaming platforms.
Pursuing his music professionally starting in 2010-2011, Willy J Peso would go on to hit major milestones including: being selected as a SXSW Official Artist of 2020 and Canadian Music Week in 2016, headlining a tour (2018) with Devin the Dude in over 40 cities, making hit songs with stars like Styles P, Neisha Neshae, and now Yukmouth. This is only the start of a grand rise.
“I want to become globally known for my music, lifestyle brand- Stoned Like Willy. To one day become Grammy nominated and independently become a charting artist on Billboard. “
-Willy J Peso on his long term goals as an artist.
While 2021 is only about half over, we already have the well requested 40 Under 40 list in mind.
This year’s selection process will be slightly different from the previous year’s 30 Under 30 campaign, which was unfortunately cut short due to unforeseen circumstances.
The 2021 40 Under 40 recruitment will begin this week, where people can submit an individual they believe deserves to be on the list. (Yes, you can submit yourself). In August, The Detroit Entrepreneur will announce their selected official list of 75 nominees that the public will vote on this time around. While we select 75 individuals from the submission process as official nominees, it is now the public that will vote for the lucky 40.
BELOW IS THE SELECTION/VOTING PROCESS FOR THE 40 UNDER 40 LIST
May 20th, 2021 through July 31st, 2021: Submissions Accepted (Read directions here)
August 30th, 2021: Official 75 Nominee Announcement
August 31st, 2021 to October 31st, 2021: Public Voting for 40 Under 40 – Directions TBA
December 2021 (Date TBA) Launch of 40 Under 40 List
The requirements are simple: Inspiring individual must be under 40 years old on December 31st, 2021.
This past March, The Detroit Entrepreneur released a list of our top 5 recording studios in Michigan, which included popular studios like Royal House Recording, Parallel Sounds, and more.
Today, we had the opportunity to follow up with MixedByPhilip, founder and head engineer of Parallel Sounds Studio(s). Ranking at number 2, the engineer responded with, “we are heading for #1” upon announcement. He is doing just that.
Now entering his 9th year in the industry, Phil Saponaro combined his skills, vision, and dedication to bring Metro Detroit’s future stars a quality, comfortable space to create. From recording with the iconic Jeremih to rising local artists, MixedbyPhil has become a familiar name in the music community.
I was really shocked when we made #2 because a lot of the studios on the list were a lot nicer then mine. They have hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment, when do not just yet. The support from the people I work with is what must of did it. I love them!
Confident entrepreneurs stand by their careers, striving to be the best of the best. With roots in entrepreneurship, he humbly yet boldly states his studio is deserving of the #1 spot. Many can humbly yet boldly say the same, based on positive testimonies alone.
I really think for #1 it’s just going to take us building up our cosmetics. I already know we have the best engineers in Michigan and we are constantly getting better. In all humbleness, nobody in Michigan can compete with our quality. Once my team and I open more fancy multi million dollar studios and (hopefully) steal Julian (of Royal House) I don’t think will have much competition.
Hailing from Inkster, Michigan, Le’Jon Crawford aka Le’Jend, is a Rapper/Singer/Songwriter/Engineer/Producer that has been writing and making music since he was 11 years old.
Le’Jend started off singing in front of crowds at the age of 9 at talent shows and his father’s church. The rising talent’s inspiration roots from the King of Pop: Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, The Dream, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross and Kanye West. In 2020, Le’Jend and his partner $aad created a studio and entertainment company named Locked In Entertainment.
Locked In Entertainment is currently working on building a second studio, along with a production studio collaboration with Xerox Visuals. Le’Jend just dropped his 5th studio project titled Agape and is also working on his 6th studio project along with more content and collaborations.
Off of Agape, “Junkie” is an R&B driven single radiating sensual vibes, allowing Le’Jend to showcase his vocal and lyrical abilities.
Notoriously known as Detroit’s King of R&B, Choir Boi Cartier made history this past week.
This past Thursday, May 6th, the R&B Singer, Songwriter, and nurse, performed at the Little Caesar’s Arena, singing the national anthem at a Detroit Pistons NBA game. (Fun fact: his vocal coach’s grandfather was the 1st black male nurse at Detroit’s Sanai Grace Hospital!)
Catching the attention of national media and the community’s support, the rising star proudly represented all nurses at the game, as he performed on National Nurses Week. Nurse by day, R&B singer by night.
Just recently, he was listed on Must-Listen-to-Artists of 2021 on Thisis50.com To read more about Choir Boi Cartier, click here for his exclusive interview on Vocal. To support the rising star, follow on Instagram here.
Southern rapper Paparazzi Nino became known as an originator of jugg/finesse/freeband music. A real street approach that mixed an OG sound with the new millennial vibe, that’s caused the streets to turn up and subsequently raise the crime rate. Always having been around musical influences as a teenager, his sound was first heard by his child hood friend MIKE DA ROCKMAN.
Their breakout single “GTFOH did monster numbers on YouTube, with no major label promotion. Having been featured on dozens of mixtapes “with various artist from Trinadad James, Young Scooter, Future, Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Dj Pretty Boy Tank and DJ Murph and more.” He made his official debut with and original body of work titled ‘STREET SCHOLAR‘ which hit all markets 4/20/2021.
Armoney Rose, born Quinntez Banks, is a 29-year-old singer/rapper determined to make his mark upon every avenue of the music industry through the release of honest and effective music that genuinely impacts others. From his style to his music, Armoney proudly exhibits his honesty and Muslim foundation while displaying both his growth and hometown influences. The artist showcases this in his single and music video “I Ain’t Gone Lie”. In hopes of making an impact upon people from all backgrounds, Armoney’s sound builds upon the current state of R&B as he brilliantly mixes hip-hop lyricism into his works.
Although Armoney was steadily working on his artistry, his journey came to a halt in 2006 after going to prison for the first time over shooting his father, which soon led him to 13 years in prison and a time period of fast-life choices. Armoney soon found himself facing many troubles due to misdirection and an association with friends in the streets. Moving forward from this lifestyle, Armoney would make one of his greatest transitions as he chose to move away from past doubt, anger, and insecurities by making these issues the focus of his future drive and determination. In 2020, Armoney would go on to connect with A1 Ent.’s CEO Aaron after being introduced by a friend of the label who was facing incarceration at the time. After being released from prison in 2019, Armoney would sign with A1 Entertainment just one year later.
As 2021 reigns on, the release of Armoney’s all-new tracks ”Chicken Dinner” and ”Swear To God” will find the singer collaborating with popular Detroit producer Helluva again; the duo previously worked together on the track ”Getting Off”, which was released when Armoney was still independent. In addition to previously dropping his first full project titled Armoney Experience, Armoney has also worked with Smerf Beats and has performed as an opening act on stage for artists, such as Twista and Baby Blue. With a new untitled project coming in the next three months, Armoney promises fans will be introduced to fresh tracks and surprising guest appearances.
Welcoming many talents in music, it is safe to say that Motown inspired the future generation of musicians. From soul to hip hop/rap, rising creatives are proudly putting Detroit and its surrounding neighborhoods on the map. Our experiences with local artists lead us to the realization that the entertainment business is crucial to the success of artists. With this being said, we have put together a list of 5 recording studios in Michigan that have produced some of your favorite songs by both local and mainstream artists.
#1: Royal House Recording
Now, this is a given. Royal House Recording remains as one of the most popular recording studios in the area. Along with its top-of-the-line industry level equipment, it holds much more than the average studio: chef’s kitchen/dining room, gymnasium, basketball court, outdoor space/fire pit, and more.
#2: Parallel Sounds Studio (The A Team)
Another given. On the rise as one of fastest expanding recording studios, Parallel Sounds skyrocketed in the local music scene within the past year. Along with music artists, podcast recording space is available. There is even comfortable lounging and a great atmosphere for those joining in studio sessions. Phil Saponaro aka MixedByPhilip, founder and head engineer, has an even greater vision for the brand. Book now to work with “The A Team.”
Another popular spot to record. All the equipment and quality producers an up and coming creative may need is located at this home for musicians. Positive reviews and quality music earned them a well-deserved spot at #3 on our list. To see for yourself, click and book.
#4: Metro 37
Coming in at number 4, this spot provides all things music and more. Proudly located in Michigan, it is projected that the spot will soon birth some iconic artists in the near future. Coincidently, a featured artist on The Detroit Entrepreneur recorded a fan favorite here.
Finally, number 5. Their contributions to the music scene speaks for itself. This past year, our affiliates have had great experience at this location, making them one of the recording studios we have received nothing but positive feedback from.
Stay tuned for next month’s top list on five small business brands to buy from.
Releasing this month, Tae Envy’s “Take It Off” is sure to keep the Valentine’s Day mood alive. Tae Envy, nicknamed ‘The Mood’ himself, is a rising R&B talent that is based in Michigan. With a growing fanbase and high potential, the artist is eager to release new music, and “Take It Off” is the perfect single to introduce the new and improved Tae Envy.
From the melodies to the lyrics, “Take It Off” is sure to be your next favorite song, or the newest song to that one playlist. In addition, the music video is expected to impress listeners and viewers even greater.
Stay tuned for the new release and be sure to remain updated on social media here.
Who is the woman behind the book “Star Dust”; one of this year’s most prolific reads? You may have seen her? If you haven’t, well then, you’ve been living under a rock, because lately, she has been all over the press. As seen on Fox, NBC and CBS. And, featured in multiple magazines, media and newspaper outlets. From the covers of Black Women Rising magazine, Writer’s Life Magazine to the LA Tribune.
Well, who is she?
Jovahna Marie, better known by her pen name is a four-time published, award winning author, who has taken the literary world by storm. She first garnered acclaim with her fiery romance novel “Setting Fire to the Darkness.” And her gritty and soulful, poetry book “Whiskey for the wounded.” Which received five stars and was regarded by the “Urban Reader” as a spiritual catharsis in written words. Striking again, Author J .M Pozon Released two more poetry books this year. Her highly acclaimed book “Star Dust,” which has been deemed as a hymn to spirituality and women empowerment. And of course, the Steamy, hot, erotic poetry book, “Passion Fruit”; that has everyone talking. Both books can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Still, want to know more? Well, lucky for you, we caught up with Author J. M Pozon and we asked her a few questions. You can check out her answers below.
Q.Please tell us about your latest book, “Star Dust: From Heaven to Earth, We Fall.” What made you write it, and what is it about?
A. Well, I wanted to use my words, poems, and quotes to take women on a journey of spiritual Awakening and self-enlightenment. As far as what it is about, Star Dust is a call to action, prompting women to remember and operate in their truest forms. The poems and quotes contained within the book serve to remind women of their worth, encouraging them to see themselves as more than flesh and bones. We are soul, spirit and energy, limited only by our earthly bodies. It teaches us to acknowledge ourselves as spiritual beings, accepting the fact that within our fleshly domains, an entire universe resides. And once we understand the power, we hold within us, we can draw it out, use it to manifest all our hearts wants and desires.
Q.What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
A. Find your purpose, operate wholeheartedly within that purpose. Don’t dip your toes, instead dive in headfirst and give it everything you have. Have unwavering faith in your dreams, refrain from internalized judgment, skepticism and doubt. You have to truly believe in your dreams before anyone else will.
Q.Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
For me, it is about using my God -given talent and gifts, using them to inspire others. I don’t measure success by how much money I have made but instead by how many lives I have touched.
Q.What’s next for you?
A. As of late, I’ve been doing much more screenwriting and acting. So, you can definitely expect to see some of my movie projects in the near future.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more.
In today’s day and age, it is extremely difficult to cross paths with people who care about others and take their time to make sure others who may be in difficult times are taken care of. Meet Tyra Moore, the owner of A Girl Like Me Inc.
A Girl Like Me Inc. ensures that girls, teens, teen moms, and mothers age 11 to 25 are taken care of when it comes to diapers, wipes, baby milk, food, feminine products, baby items, clothing and shoes, and they give them out for free. The help does not stop there. She also provides an extremely helpful mentoring program for all.
Tyra focuses on getting to know each girl personally and what they are in need of. She holds the honor of going above and beyond to make sure that she is there whenever she is needed, with no judgement attached. Tyra came up with A Girl Like Me Inc. because she too was once in those shoes of many others. She became pregnant at the age of 15 without anybody else having knowledge of it and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl the same week he mom found out she was pregnant. With the help of her mom and community, everybody came together and made sure the baby was taken care of for at least 2 years with all of the essentials a baby requires.
This act of kindness led to the birth of a beautiful organization in 2017, A Girl Like Me Inc. Tyra had the intention of paying the help forward to other girls who may be in the same situation as her ever since she received that support. This is a testament to her amazing character. Her organization’s goal is to educate and encourage girls and young mothers to make healthy life choices through classes and mentorship provided through the organization.
To reach Tyra Moore, you can contact the organization on Facebook at AgirlLikeMeInc, on Instagram at @agirllikemeinc, and through email at email@example.com
Celebrating their recent launch, ‘Le Richi’ proudly presents a new era of fashion. Founder and CEO, Elham Shabani, had the goal of leaving a mark in the fashion industry.
“My goal is to leave a mark on the fashion industry by creating a clothing piece that inspires people to be different, and embrace who they are,” Elham shared. “Everyone is beautiful, and are not told so enough.” His slogan, “life is beautiful”, was inspired by just that.
The young twenty-year-old man with intense aspirations of achieving success has now achieved a milestone. Growing up, Elham would buy and be later influenced by two big brands back in the day, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. The saying is true, when you are feeling good you’re looking good.
“When I was younger, I was always different,” he tells us. “At 9 years old, I was diagnosed with a super rare disease called Morphea that developed on my face, which dented my cheekbones. At 15, I had plastic surgery. I knew God put me on this earth to be different. It motivated me, and I told myself if there is anyone in the world who feels doubtful about themselves because of how they look or dress, I’m going to change that.” His clothing line gives confidence.
Elham always wanted to feel and look wealthy in the way that he dressed, thus came his very own clothing brand, Le Richi. He was very determined as he used to watch documentaries on major brands from France and Italy and take notes so that he could approach his line in a similar fashion. The country of France has a special place in Elham’s heart, so he proceeded to base his brand off that. He searched for many translations from the French language before falling in love with Le Richi, which means “the richest.”
Elham states that he wants people to feel wealthy when wearing Le Richi and plans to make it the next big luxury brand. The logo, which is the Eiffel Tower, stands for elegance and has signs of hierarchy with the French Gallic Rooster. Although Elham plans to make this a luxury brand, it is still very affordable. He plans to target the younger generation with his clothing.
When asked what sets his clothing line apart from others, Elham responded, “what the brand stands for is what sets me apart. My slogan is, life is beautiful.” Elham finished up by stating, “when you put on Le Richi clothing you will feel a special way and you will feel different.” Elham plans to become the best designer in the world.
“I want to create an empire where everyone can take notice and feel special when they wear the piece. I know once I do that I will summit my legacy.”
Detroit’s own Monsta drops a new hit titled, “Spazzin” ft. Young Dro. From his vocal tone to delivery, Monsta executes his clever, witty lyrics just as hard as the beat itself goes. He prides himself as an artist with an unmatched sound, and his music speaks for itself.
Complimenting the single, the official music video to “Spazzin” is equally entertaining. With an appearance from Young Dro himself and a Mariachi band, the visuals mirror Monsta’s uniqueness, fun personality, and distinct image.
Monsta’s great versatility sets him apart from other artists. Monsta stated, “I’ve been inspired by a lot of artists from different genres and eras. I believe that as my music is heard, a reflection of everything will be present.” Monsta would go on to say that aside from being a father, his biggest accomplishment would indeed be his single “Spazzin”.
Monsta plans to release his newest mixtape Pressure, hosted by legendary Bronx artist Fat Joe, around the new year. On this tape you can expect to hear features from Young Dro, Payroll Giovanni, and Drey Skonie.