Annamation’s Single “Solo” is Giving us 2000’s Nostalgia

Official cover art of “Solo”

We love us a pop singer that takes us back to the 2000’s. Annamation got it right with her single, “Solo”.

Originally from the Bay Area in sunny California, Annamation was exposed to music as a child. Coming from an area home to many talents, it’s no wonder why she belonged there by fate.

Annamation is known for her harmonies. One can easily call her voice liquid gold. The hint of auto tune and voice layering is just right, but nothing in the Cher zone. It’s perfectly tuned, no pun intended.

The music video to “Solo” also is edited to give us the visuals of those bulky old cameras captured on VHS.

Be sure to check out the Michigan based artist, and stay tuned for more releases from Annamation on the way this year.

P.S. She’s a keeper.

Follow on her on Instagram here

Choir Boi Cartier: Introducing Detroit’s True King of R&B

Home for Good Music

Known for talent, the city of Detroit is home to many artists that have made music history.

On his way to doing just that, we introduce Choir Boi Cartier, a.k.a Detroit’s King of R&B. With a nick name like that, he is on his way to the top.

In addition to claiming the title of the King of R&B, he claimed his Spotify plaque late 2020 for his hit, “Ferrari”. Now entering the new year, he is sure to collect many more in 2021.

This month, he takes the stage on Coast2CoastLive in Detroit. This is one of several performances this year has in store for Choir Boi.

Choir Boi Cartier has been singing and songwriting since he was a child.
On the set of the music video to his song “Pull Up”

Stay Connected with Choir Boi Cartier on his rise to stardom on Instagram here.

Management: Kim at Electric Elevation contact here on Instagram.

New Release: Monsta ft. Young Dro “Spazzin” Visuals

Introducing Monsta

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”.

Upcoming Releases

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. 

Connect with Monsta | Stream

Instagram | YouTube | Apple Music | Spotify

Detroit’s Very Own DeMaris Harvey: A Familiar Face in FIlm

Contributor: @MiddleEastSideTmo | Publisher: @DenisaDebocci

Getting involved in your career path at an early age is always the most ideal situation. For DeMaris Harvey it started in the first grade. He got started in acting, and by the age of 25 he began modeling.

After a model rehearsal, his life would be changed forever. DeMaris is an actor and director, but DeMaris’ journey began when he stumbled upon a production in Downtown Detroit where he found the producer and asked if any extras were needed.

The producer replied and told him yes and also asked if he had a white shirt, where DeMaris said yeah even though he didn’t. He then ran five blocks to buy a white shirt and came back and things have been going great for DeMaris since then.

On the set of First Lady 1. Demaris (Left) and K Deezy (right)

DeMaris has now been doing movies and plays for 11 years. He has two new movies being released very soon titled, Not Left in Vegas, directed by Kamal Smith, which will be released November 22, 2020, and Circumstances 2, directed by Swift to release November 28, 2020 on PrimeVideo. With these two movies slated to release in just a week or so, DeMaris is currently working on three other projects: Match Made, Trust Nobody, and Mia Mia.

What separates DeMaris from other actors is the favor of God, his extremely great work ethic, and his undeniable ambition. He lives by the slogan “work even when no one is looking, so when they do eventually look, they have something to see!”


To reach out to DeMaris Harvey you can contact him at his email

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Thomas Göring – A Soul with a Love for Music

Contributor: @middleeastsidetmo

Saved by Music

Artists normally find their love for music later in life, but for Thomas Göring, he found it at a very early age. At the age of 7 Thomas was singing in his church choir. The influence from the late Michael Jackson is what kept Thomas interested in the craft. He realized that music can be an outlet to expose the things going on around the world and he could speak on anything he desired.

For example, Michael Jackson spoke on issues such as poverty and suffering animals, and this is what intrigued Thomas. He became a singer/songwriter whose music is inspired by the reflection of his own soul. He stated that he writes his music based on his personal worldview. In 2014, Thomas suffered a car accident, but through his recovery he found God and his life was changed forever. Thomas states, “music has pulled me out of some very dark places many times over the years, saving my life on numerous occasions.”


He has recently released a new E.P. titled Unstoppable, along with a brand-new song titled “I Wanna Fly”. Thomas plans to work with American Rap Artist/Producer Harimini in the country of Germany.

“I hope my music inspires those who hear it. I want to make people feel happy. I want to see people dance. I want to see faith birthed in the hearts of human beings again. This is my biggest dream.”

Thomas on his vision for his music.

You can stay up to date on all of Thomas’ future work by following him on social media:

Instagram @ThomasGoring21

Bekah Baby X Eastside RK Present ‘Cold World’ – Collaboration

Contributor: @MiddleEastSideTmo

Pictured above: Eastside RK and Bekah Baby, both Michigan-based artists.

Very rarely do we get a chance to see a collaboration project in music. It takes two selfless artists to put their creative minds together and come up with captivating music, giving up time that they would have had to work on their own project. Bekah Baby and Eastside RK are two versatile artists who did just that. Eastside RK is a rap artist, audio engineer, manager, and owner of his own label, Ride The Wave Records. Bekah Baby is an R&B singer. They released their collab project 10/30/2020, titled Cold World.

The two artists capture different styles of music, with a mixture of hip hop and R&B. After doing a couple features for each other, the sound was undeniable; they had to work on a collaborative EP. They began this project in the Fall of 2019. The production was done by various musicians throughout Detroit and all over the country, including Eujoe Cipher, Jerry Dodrill, Kid Flash, Don P, and DopeBoyzMuzic.

Official music video for “Cold Hearted” via 4everVisionz – prod. by Don P.

Bekah Baby has been recording music and songwriting for the past 5 years, while Eastside RK has been pursuing music for the last 4 years while being a manager to other artists, engineering at RK Studio, and owning Ride The Wave Records. The strong duo has released two visuals from their project, “Cold Hearted” and “Ride or Die”. They plan to release more videos soon from the Cold World EP soon. Eastside RK has a mixtape coming out to the public on November 28, and Bekah Baby is releasing her next album after the New Year.

To stay up to date with these two amazingly talented artists, follow their social media: @BekahBabyMusic and @Eastside_RK, and their Youtube channels: Bekah Baby Music and Eastside RK

Blu Lee Presents Trina Live in Concert – Resilient in the face of Adversity


Michigan’s music scene has been under heavy scrutiny this 2020 and there is no better time (Michigan COVID winter coming) than now to double up on the exposure Michiganders are bringing this way. Whether you’re an events host, musician, or music manager etc. it is important to be in the know that way you can utilize your teams assets and make an opportunity that’s already in motion your opportunity. 

With this much heat, features, showcases, cameo appearances could be utilized by investing in your neighborhood rising artist you invest in yourself – support.

One individual contributing to the momentum and recognized by No City Limit as a Detroit Entrepreneur remains resilient in the face of Adversity. 

“Every artist will have struggles however to my surprise my city has embraced me being different. I feel as long as you stay true to who you are, people will respect that. When people see you are about your business, they don’t pay attention to your sexuality.” 

25-year-old Event-Host/Artist Blu Lee has received continuous support this pandemic from both the local hip-hop community as well as small business owners looking to expand their branding/artistry. This year alone Blu has managed to level up his game every show from local musicians with a great buzz; Rocky Badd, to Nationwide artists on the come up, Saucy Santana to National Touring artist Trina, and he doesn’t plan on stopping there. 

“I will be doing a show with Neisha Neshae on November 14th. On November 26th (Thanksgiving) I have Rocky Badd, Neisha Neshae, and a few surprises for that one coming out. It will be huge. I also plan to bring out Kashdoll for New Years, so unless she is already booked I’m going to make it happen.

You can tell he’s very dedicated to the platform he has built and that includes delivering value to those that have paid to vend or perform. Unlike many other hosts we have all witnessed, Blu creates an experience that he finds critical to his brand image, scenery that goes beyond just strobe lights. – Truly an event you must be in attendance to experience. 

My Turn Now – Concert

Local Upcoming

“The agenda is to have everyone leaving saying they want to return. People want to be a part of events that people take pride in. These artists invest in these huge opportunities so I like to ensure it’s a memorable experience for all.” 

Blu’s words have held true so far and by the look of the lineup, the performing artists may share in Blu’s agenda.  With local entertainment from rising stars Biance Badd; she is fierce, relentless, sexy and she will leave a stage presence demanding your attention – Blu Lee

Rio Souma; the newly added mentee under John Legend currently competing in The Voice, and consistent role model in the LGBT community with a voice unmatched- Blu Lee

 The show is sure to leave the crowd wanting more before the mainstage performance.

“Still Da Baddest” in 2020

Since 1997, Trina has recorded 8 HOT 100 songs w/ 1 song peaking at #4

In 2019, Detroit’s own Kash Doll shared the mainstage alongside Trina. In August 2020, Mulatto Trina and Saweetie entered TOP 100 Billboards for “B***h From Da Souf”

In Other Words, Blu Lee bringing Trina to the D, he’s in his Music Money Bag!

If you want to know more about Blu Lee visit his Instagram 

Until then

Purchase your tickets at EventBrite for 

My Turn Now Concert w/ Trina Ft. Kai Rose, Icis The Goddess and Neisha Neshae

 *The event team has set up COVID-19 prevention precautions*

Due to whether concerns , we have had to relocate our event to 15400 Grandriver Ave. The My Turn Now Showcase teams wants to ensure the safety for others not only is the new location big enough to accommodate social distancing but we will also be providing temp checks , hand sanitizer and also making mask mandatory upon entry . The venue will have a full bar , seating , and also a variety of vendors to accommodate all needs.

How this videographer started a booming business in just 6 months – Zachary’s lab

Contributor @MiddleEastSideTmo

Videography is one of the best ways to bring art to life.

You have full creative control and direction of where you want the video to go or portray. Detroit has done an amazing job at breeding some of the industries top videographers. Hailing from the west side of Detroit, upcoming videographer Zach has been a hidden treasure for far too long.

He is popularly known as his videography business name Zachary’s Lab

Eye for Business

It is time for his talents to be noticed. He started shooting videos after being laid off from work because of the global crisis and novel Coronavirus pandemic. At the young age of 19, Zach has already worked with some heavy hitters such as Bandgang Javar, Baby Money, and Shai Coke. Zach has the outstanding “eye”, as some would call it, that can bring an artist’s image to life in a bigger fashion than they could have even hoped.

Photography by Zachary’s Lab.

Example of Zachary’s Lab work.

Other Ventures

Along with shooting videos, Zach has started up two businesses of his own, AWFULGOODTIMES, a streetwear brand,  and HI-CHEWZ cannabis, an exotic marijuana brand. With the dedication and hard work Zach has put in to reach his dreams, make no question about it that we will see him shooting for the stars soon. 

Shop HI-CHEWZ here | AWFULGOODTIMES here | Connect with Zachary’s Lab on Instagram here

Bnkroll Benny Gives Back to the Community – Back 2 School Bash

Contributor: Denisa Debocci

The 1st Annual Bnkroll Benny’s Back 2 School Bash

With school beginning soon, Bnkroll Benny wanted to give back to the community, especially the youth. As a father himself, his goal was to assist students and families during this post-pandemic state in society. Held in Compton, California, the community had a great time.

From backpacks to cash prizes, the California artist and his team truly did something special.

“It’s a blessing to give back. Much love to the city.”

Bnkroll Benny via IG

The Artist

Bnkroll Benny, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles rap artist continues to record hit after hit. “Without It’ and “Glow” are a couple of our favorite singles. Featured on Itsbizkit, his music reaches listeners worldwide.

With a fanbase in Detroit, we felt his music, and his love for the community was something to be recognized.

Listen to Bnkroll Benny Below

Follow the artist on Instagram here.

Official music video for “Glow”

Jay CEO Looks to Add Style Into Detroit’s Music Culture

By Mayes Marketing Agency

Meet Jay CEO

Jay CEO is one of the newest artists out of Detroit, MI. He possesses a unique sound that’s different from the traditional Detroit style, which he aims to bring major recognition to the city’s rap game in many ways. Outside of rapping, Jay is also the CEO/Founder of X-Clusive Shoots Photography and TwistedXclusives, a video media company. Through his amazing capability Jay has worked with some of Detroit’s top artists and has created an impressive resume with names such as Snap Dogg, Neisha Neshae, Pablo Skywalkin, and DJBJ. 

A Versatile Business Professional

With all the things Jay CEO is involved in, he still allocates time to help his community by also giving back to it. YESORG was founded in 2018 on the bases of mentorship for youth in the city of Detroit. We have to say we are highly impressed with YESORG and Jay CEO for taking that major initiative at such a young age; we hope many others follow in his footsteps.

Building his name as a popular videographer, Jay CEO has always had a passion for rapping, stemming from his writing/poetry background; this acted as a major inspiration for leaping into the music industry under the artist category. 

The filming for his single “525 Mins”


Jay CEO is currently in album mode with the anticipation of his debut album Powerful Beyond Measure (inspired by the film Coach Carter) set to release in the fall of 2020.

He looks to build off his 2 debut singles “Only Human” & “525 mins Ft. JV & Fetti Fuego”, which both have been fairly successful. “525 mins” landed Jay on iHeartRadio and was also featured heavily on the MNTC Radio show The Power Hour

Official video for “525 Mins”

Icon in the Making

Jay CEO is definitely here to stay! We look forward to seeing him add a new sound to Detroit’s identity and love that he now has two footprints in the industry: one behind the camera and one in front of it. It’s safe to say Jay CEO’s career is very promising and we look forward to hearing more about him as he gets closer to his album release date. Stay tuned.

Stay connected with Jay CEO: Instagram |Twitter

Written by Mayes Marketing

‘Expect The Unexpected’ from the Uncensored Podcast

Laugh, relax, and get real with host and owner Tumbo on The Uncensored Podcast.

The podcast recently celebrated 10,000 plays on Anchor FM alone.

The Hosts and Entertainment

He is joined by co-hosts Black Moses, Karri, and Scoob da Hustla. They provide insight and comic relief on real topics and life experiences. There’s nothing like authenticity and the main purpose of the podcast is to get people to laugh and to get people to think. 18+ listeners can expect hours of entertainment with topics such as “childish relationship behaviors,” cheating, marriage, drinking, and other sensitive topics that aren’t off limits here!

Their newest episode is filled with must-listen-to content. Click play!

Already on their 4th season, The Uncensored Podcast can be found on Anchor FM, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and Castbox. To get a preview and stay up to date on upcoming episodes, follow @uncensored_podcast on Instagram.

Earlier this year, they made the list on The Detroit Entrepreneur’s “10 Local Podcasts to Keep You Entertained” article. Click here to read.

Sabin Mulamba Collabs w/ Several Talented Artists to Create “Everything Is Subject To Jesus” (Official Music Video)

Sabin Mulamba currently resides in Seattle, Washington

Born in Congo, Sabin Mulamba has a passion for the Lord. With an ear for His Word and good music, he collaborated with a team of talents to create “Everything Is Subject To Jesus”.

As devoted servants of our Lord Jesus Christ, the people involved in the remarkable project had one goal: to give total Glory and worship to God.

Producer: Dominic “HARMINI” Bonsignore | Director: Matt Dawson | Editor: William Thomas

The song begins with a gospel message given by Dominic “HARMINI” Bonsignore, the producer and featured artist.

“…I want to remind you that God loves you. That God cares about you…”

Snippet of the beginning of HARMINI’s Gospel message to
the audience in “Everything Is Subject To Jesus”

Special thanks to Dr. Francine Lobho, President of QueenLo Holding.

Featured Artists

  • (In order of appearance)
  • Dominic “HARMINI” Bonsignore
  • Kyndal Gude
  • Jermaine “Jwill” Williams
  • Roshawn Eve
  • Clint Cole Cory
  • Lacy Isaac
  • Nyengele David
  • Providence Kamana

Special Appearances

  • Josh Heart
  • Vonzell Washington
  • David Gude
  • Jeff Hall
  • Nakye Serna
  • Isaiah Rodriguez
  • Jayden Michler

Follow Sabin in IG here |

DOA Blessed: The Mission and Music

The Music

Born in Detroit, DOA Blessed identifies as an aspring hip-hop/rap artist that brings one-of-a-kind music. With a new EP on the way, his current and upcoming music will shake the industry and put Detroit on the map.

DOA Blessed grew up on the Eastside.

“I am that person who feels that they are overlooked and misunderstood.”


Music has a way of allowing artists to express themselves. Through his music, he ensures that he is heard, seen, and that he becomes a familiar name. His EP Social Distancing is his latest project.

DOA Music Group is a label the artist has established. The label plans on helping other artists grow their career. The vision is for DOA Music Group to become a platform beyond music.

The Mission

DOA’s label is a promising label for the future of music. Along with his own career, we believe his label will open doors for other aspiring music artists. DOA Music Group has our support, as The Detroit Entrepreneur stands behind brands that dedicate themselves to building others.

DOA artist DOA Fresh has a new EP on the way titled, Reasons.

 “My life motive is make life better for those after me. From generational wealth to simply having the freedom to do what you wanna do.”

DOA Blessed on life mottos.
DOA’s music can be found on all platforms.

Be sure to follow the artist on Instagram to stay up to date on his journey here.

Watch his music video to “Quarantine Thoughts” below.

Shot by @DarionJenard

Take a listen to his music on Spotify:

Musician Emmanuelle Jacob Presents “Her Savage”

Meet the musician.

While we at The Detroit Entrepreneur feature many music artists, very seldom do we feature musicians that can play instruments, sing, and record music. With this being said, meet Emmanuelle Jacob.

Raised in Farmington Hills, Emmanuelle found a love for piano.

Born in Detroit, Emmanuelle is one multi-talented individual. If you are a fan of Bruno Mars, you will absolutely love Emmanuel Jacob. Somehow, he incorporates decades of hip hop and soul into his modern music. “Her Savage”, his newest single, takes listeners back to the days of Soul Train.

“Her Savage” is out on all platforms.

Stream “Her Savage” on Spotify below.

Emmanuelle Jacob is nearing 15,000 monthly listeners on Spotify

Be sure to follow the rising artist on Instagram here.

Miss Me Wit It Radio – Hosted by Minyetta Nelson

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Minyetta was a creative from birth. She started writing in elementary school, using the creative process as a way to release emotions.

Her powerful words were inducted into the Library of Congress by the fifth grade, and she continued to write throughout middle and high school where she authored pieces in the school paper and the Detroit Free Press.

Then, in 2019, Minyetta established Miss Me Wit It Radio Network (MMWI Network) a radio, media, and television platform for creatives looking for outlets to produce and promote their own ideas. She currently has over 100,000 downloads on Spreaker alone.

On top of being the owner and founder of Find D U Clothing Boutique and MMWI Network, Minyetta is a designer, author, beautician, motivational speaker, on-air personality, producer, director, content creator, tutor, and volunteer.

Major congratulations to her, as she is one of the recipients of our “Entrepreneurial Excellence” awards.

Stay in touch: Instagram |Podcast on Spreaker

As a supporter of The Detroit Entrepreneur, Minyetta happens to also be one of our July sponsors. We are forever grateful.

PGPM Big Bull – “Motherland” [New Music Video]

“Motherland” Roots

PGPM Big Bull makes a come back with his new promo video to “Motherland”, a song also featured on comeback album titled, Foreign Affairs.

Yet to be released on other platforms, PGPM Big Bull’s promo video to “Motherland” is currently exclusively on Instagram TV on his profile below. Click here to be directed to the link.

The visuals incorporated footage of the corruption and revolution taken place in Iraq, Big Bull’s native country.

“Motherland” music video plans to release on other platforms soon.

Foreign Affairs

PGPM Music Group, formerly known as Purpyl Muziq, had a recent revival, which includes artists like Big Bull, Middle EastSide Tmo, and PGPM Fleezy.

Foreign Affairs is set to release in September.

Foreign Affairs official cover art.

Jamar Marreign Unifies Hip-Hop and RnB Culture in an Unprecedented Way – #NNSFD 7/26

Amid Detroit’s 42 Dugg lyrical dilemma, a formerly known Tez Honcho beats the stigma returning yet again with another Nights of No Sleep but Full of Dreams, a HipHop Vs. R&B Edition.

Find all the info for tonight’s show at the bottom of the article.

“Tez has created an ambiance that doesn’t exist anywhere else.”


Tonight, be ready for #NNSFD. But first, let’s introduce the presenter of the show. He has contributed to the community, especially in entertainment. Although he has placed many names on the spotlight, the spotlight is now on him. Read below to meet Jamar Marreign, also known as Tez, or scroll for #NNSFD details.

Who is Jamar Marreign?

More likely than not, you have yet to hear of the rising iconic Detroit native that goes by the name Jamar Marreign and it is by no mistake.

Since 2016, Jamar as a photographer, radio host, music artist, and most known as an event/showcase host, was better known as “Tez Honcho TheHeadHoncho”.

As Tez, Jamar was not only known to present showcases solely on his own but also known for collaborating with bigger names, such as DJBJ 3525 and Crowdfreak, bringing even more opportunities to his many loyal creative influences.  

It wasn’t until recently that Jamar decided on the difficult decision to change his name as he did for the sake of being true to himself, his brand, and his same-sex partner. 

In an even more recent interview with a NoCityLimit313 member. Jamar explained that living with this burden over his head his whole life, he found it important for him to be able to finally control the narrative, something he wasn’t able to do being bullied as a child. “Being in this industry, it is hard for me because to me, being gay meant giving up music, and that is my passion,” he confesses.

When asked how life has been since he has become open about his sexuality, he explained to us that there is some good, and there is some bad.

You will never have that peace of mind, freedom, and you will never fully be you until you get over that hurdle. You know you’re broken, and you’ve learned that success is outside your comfort zone, step outside the box.


Even now as more Detroit creative supporters back his decision, Jamar feels he is in a confusing moment in time for his career, almost as if he’s starting from the beginning. Other than that, he loves being in public, transparent, and unapologetically in love with his partner to his side at all times. 

Kudos to you Jamar Marreign. Click here to find out more about him.

In the meantime, be ready for tonight’s show.

“Tez has created an ambiance that doesn’t exist anywhere else.”

Koron, performer


Nights of No Sleep but Full of Dreams – Hip Hop vs. R&B edition 

Performances by @imrocky.badd @itsnicklavelle1

 Hosted by @breonnabtv @singtyrose @j.bay_ Sounds by @rjlamont and @detroitsdjynot

Where: 12527 Woodward Ave highland park Michigan 48203📍

Time: 8pm to 12am ⌚

Jamar has setup precautions to prevent the spread of COVID -19: 

• “Bring your Mask” 

•Inside/Outdoor spacious event

•Hand Sanitizer at the door

Get a feel for tonight’s show below.

Meet Rockim – Award Winning Music Artist [He’s the real deal]

Hip Hop is not dead.

From university talent shows to Coast2Coast Live, Michigan’s Rockim is taking home trophies, while reminding hip hop fans that real hip hop is not dead. Read his Medium article here that shares his story.

With several performances coming up, he seems to always win the audience over first. Coincidently, I was at a talent show Rockim performed at, and I was blown away at the performance and how the audience reacted to his song “Confidence” and the unmatched (clean) lyricism the artist is skilled with.

In an era where hip hop/rap music consists of all things negative for the soul and damaging to society, Rockim’s music is good for the soul and brings people together. But before he labels himself an artist, he is a college graduate, advocate for the community, and a child of God.

His most recent accomplishment is his feature on Dave East’s East Side Raps, a mixtape dedicated to the “hidden gems” of hip hop/rap music. “Accessory Freestyle” is on the series’ Volume 6. Click below to stream.

“Accessory Freestyle” is #44 on the list.

Recognized by, also known as The Biggest Blogger in the World, “Accessory Freestyle” is one of Rockim’s newest hits. Click here to read his feature on ItsBitKit.

To stay connected with Rockim, follow his Instagram here or browse through his website here. No matter what, he is worth paying attention to. He might just have some surprises up his sleeve.

New Music – Shai Coke “Swipe Cooper”

Shai Coke’s New EP

Swipe Cooper released this month, and the 9-track EP is just another addition to Shai Coke’s collection of projects in his music career. This being his 3rd EP, the rap artist has been gaining buzz both locally and on a national level. The stage is his.

Featuring artists include Big Quizzy, Nino2Much, and Rich Lee. Shai Coke is known for his cleverness when it comes to music and visuals, and his work proves just that. With Swipe Cooper being his 4th project in a year, Shai Coke makes creating music look easy. Much respect to his hustle as an independent artist.

Stream Swipe Cooper below:

Stay in touch on social media (Click text to open) Instagram | YouTube

The Come Up of Detroit’s Da Realest

While many may recognize his name, his story is yet to be heard. Da Realest is a local producer, engineer, and now music artist. He currently has a debut album coming out July 15th titled, “Lost Luv”. But before his major achievements, Da Realest, also known as DJ Brown, came a long way.

Born Ronald Brown, he would turn out to be a distinct creative in entertainment.

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Ronald began bagging groceries at 12 years old. Around the same time, his mother bought him his first CD player. He listened to his CD player everyday while working. This gift from his mother, eventually led to Ronald falling deeply in love with music.

Aside from his love for music, Ronald also had a love for Basketball, and at only 16 years old he had a promising future in the sport. However, due to an ankle injury, his future plans were shattered. During his recovery, Ronald would sit at home and create beats on his computer. Though the beats were, in his opinion, “whack,” he never gave up his love for the craft. When he was 18 years old, while working at Showtime Pictures, Ronald met a woman by the name of Stacye J. 

She showed him his first Recording Studio, and he instantly fell in love with it. Soon, Stacye J began letting Ronald use her studio when she was not. This opportunity allowed Ronald to teach himself how to record and mix. Eventually, as a way to earn money, he started scheduling recording sessions with various artists. Up until 2010, the studio and his work there were running smoothly, and Ronald was living his dream. Sadly, the studio was forced to close and they were ordered to be out by the end of the week.

With no where else to go, Ronald returned to his mother’s home and lived in her basement. Until 2011, he had no way of earning money. Soon, however, his situation began to change. At Greenfield Plaza, Ronald started another studio, but it didn’t last long. In 2012, he started working out of a studio on Michigan Avenue. For 2 years straight, Ronald generated more money than he had ever seen. Though the studio was successful, it came to a screeching halt when the owner of the building decided to sell it. With his back against the wall yet again, Ronald decided he was tired of working for other people and decided to open his own business. In 2015, he was able to get a building on 9 Mile. 

Since the building was just an open space, he went to Home Depot and bought everything he needed to create his studio, frame by frame, and wall by wall. It took trial, error, and many set backs, but Ronald persevered through it all. Since he was just 12 years old, his love for music has been undying. Now, he uses his unwavering ability to create music from vibes and feelings, to help others in their quest to succeed in the music industry.

With an everlasting commitment, Ronald is undoubtedly the music professional that will navigate you to fulfilling your dreams.

Stay in touch on social media: Instagram @darealestbeatz @darealestsounds