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Jay Electronica, Obie Trice & Bumpy Knuckles To Perform At Dillatroit Tribute Concert

February 10 marks 12 years since the untimely death of J Dilla. In James Yancey’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan the third annual Dillatroit concert will take place in his memory.

Guilty Simpson Finds The Beauty In Detroit’s Concrete Struggle (Video)

Guilty Simpson just reunited with his original backer Stones Throw Records for Detroit’s Son. Nearly a decade after his debut, Guilty has built a career out of tireless microphone activity,

DJ Soko’s Domino Effect Aligns Nicely With Guilty Simpson, Apollo Brown & More (Album Stream)

Detroit, Michigan native DJ Soko has been putting in work for years. Just under five years ago, the turntablist DJ joined forces with Apollo Brown and Journalist 103 to form

Stones Throw Drops Guilty Simpson’s Album Early, With A Rock-Infused Single (Audio)

Earlier today (August 12), Stones Throw Records announced it was releasing the latest album from Guilty Simpson nearly a month early. Detroit’s Son will be universally available on September 11,

Guilty Simpson Fights Back Against Police Treating People Like Animals (Audio)

Guilty Simpson’s Stones Throw Records return is shaping up. The Random Axe MC who made a lot of noise upon 2008’s Ode To The Ghetto is back in form. “Animal”

Guilty Simpson Eviscerates New Track In Less Than Two Minutes (Audio)

Since his appearance on Slum VIllage’s 2002 album Dirty District: Vol. 1, Guilty Simpson has aligned himself with the grimey boom-bap of Detroit, even after signing to the West Coast-based

M.O.P., Inspectah Deck, Guilty Simpson & Bernz Rip Shop Together (Audio)

DJ EFN keeps unleashing the power-play collaborations. This time, the Miami, Florida-based DJ/producer asks, how about some hardcore? M.O.P. joins Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck, Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson, and ¡Mayday!’s

Detroit Vs. Everybody: How One City Staged a Hip-Hop Takeover (Editorial)

Detroit, Michigan is historically, a fighter’s city. The sharp elbows of the Bad Boy-era Pistons, the unbreakable spirit of the autoworkers through the decline of the industry’s bountifulness, and the

Shady Records Gathers a Gang of MCs for the Detroit vs. Everybody Remix (Audio)

Shady Records continues the Detroit takeover with a remix to their “Detroit vs. Everybody” anthem. This version features Trick Trick,Dej Loaf, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Sino, Marv Won, Payroll, Hydro,

Phat Kat, Elzhi & Guilty Simpson Unite To Show It Really Is Detroit Vs. Everybody (Video)

In the wake of Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Royce Da 5’9,” Trick-Trick and Dej Loaf’s “Detroit vs. Everybody,” other MCs from the cold D want in. Three artists who

Random Axe Makes A Rare Group Appearance With Scum (Audio)

From Black Milk’s If There’s A Hell Below (October 28), his Random Axe outfit (Black Milk, Sean Price & Guilty Simpson) make their second appearance together this year on “Scum.”

Kool G. Rap & Guilty Simpson Play Chess Never Checkers Over Some Boom Bap (Audio)

Sometimes the best Hip-Hop involves little more than some fire lyrics over a hard beat. That’s exactly what “Chess Never Checkers” provides. Kool G. Rap and Guilty Simpson lay down

Black Milk Plays An Hour-Long Set Of His Futuristic Funk (Video)

Boiler Room DJ sets are great opportunities to test versatile artists in new mediums. Whether Madlib, Pete Rock, or Erykah Badu, all are capable of traditional sets that include bands,

In The Mood For Some Pharoahe Monch, Blu, Royce Da 5’9 & More? Stream Coalmine Records’ Unearthed LP (Audio)

Brooklyn-based Coalmine Records has been consistently working with Hip-Hop luminaries from coast-to-coast, and abroad. The label has facilitated projects ranging from The Artifacts’ El Da Sensei to Blu & Nottz’

Barrel Brothers Collide With Random Axe In All In Together (Audio)

All In Together Now was one of the pre-Wu-Tang names for the beginnings of the Wu-Tang Clan. Two established cliques made in the spirit of super-groups, Barrel Brothers (Torae &

2014 Dilla Day Detroit To Include Native Tongues, Slum Village & DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock

From his work with Slum Village to “Fuck The Police,” J Dilla helped give Detroit a rhythm throughout the ’90s and 2000s. Jay Dee, as Heads first knew him, helped

Guilty Simpson & Planet Asia Switch Seats With Apollo Brown & Gensu Dean (Audio)

Mello Music Group loves MC/producer tandem projects—especially combining complete strangers. They took veteran D.I.T.C. MC O.C. and introduced him to Detroit, Michigan producer Apollo Brown for 2012’s Trophies. In the

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – Highway Robbery (Album Stream)

Random Axe’s Guilty Simpson links with Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor (Reef The Lost Cauze, Blueprint, Has-Lo) for a whole album, Highway Robbery. Following 2012’s Gigantic Vol. 1 LP by Small

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – It’s Nuthin’ ft A.G.

Only six days removed from releasing “On The Run,” Guilty Simpson & Small Professor have returned with their second single from the upcoming project Highway Robbery. The track is titled “It’s Nuthin’,”

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor – On The Run ft DJ Revolution

With the release date of their album quickly approaching, Detroit’s Guilty Simpson and Philly’s Small Professor finally give us a taste of what to expect when Highway Robbery actually drops

Slum Village – Decadence/How It Feel ft Guilty Simpson (Video)

The latest video from Slum Village is a double play. Check out Decadence/How It Feel featuring Guilty Simpson. Related: Slum Village – Riot ft Rapper Big Pooh, Joe Scudda, T3

Slum Village – Decadence ft T3, Young RJ & Guilty Simpson

Here’s a grimy new joint from Slum Village. Check out Decadence featuring Guilty Simpson. Related: Slum Village, Rapper Big Pooh, J. Pinder & Go Dreamer – Turn Around

Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown – Truth Be Told

Here’s another reality rap. Guilty Simpson waxes introspective about past regrets over an organ-heavy Apollo Brown track. Check out Truth Be Told. The direction in hip-hop has changed this week.

Willie the Kid ft Guilty Simpson – Yes! Michigan pt. 4

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It’s time for another Toca Tuesday Freestyle. This one comes courtesy of Random Axe (aka Black Milk, Guilty Simpson and Sean Price).

They go in over 2 beats, one of which is from Odd Future (peep the quick reference from Black Milk). Check it out. Click here for more Toca Tuesday Freestyles