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Lock the Hood Down – [G.T.]

Many obvious names come to mind when considering who the best or most versatile artist from Detroit is, as numerous have innovated across a number of sounds and gone on to find major mainstream success, and while the subject of today’s article is certainly carving out a dedicated cult following despite not yet having an individual song cross over into the general public’s conscious. G.T. for one has been incredibly prolific over the last year or two, putting out a bulk of solo music but also blessing countless tracks as a featured artist who is able to unload his ambitious rhymes over instrumentals of any pace, but also has the vocal versatility to be able to transition between passages of rapping and melodic singing with ease, presenting a wrinkle in his music that many of his Motor City counterparts lack. His new visual for his track “Lock the Hood Down” was my favorite off of his new project Money Counter Music, Vol. 1 as he glides over a Michigan Meech produced instrumental which is driven by a fast-paced, spellbinding melody accented by frenetic drums but G.T. hops on the beat like a poised veteran point guard, not overly pressed to …

I Know – [Baby Smoove]

Over the past year and a few months, Michigan has rapidly and steadily solidified a special place in my heart because of its booming music scene, and it’s honestly a little unexpected. While names like Eminem obviously put Detroit on the map decades ago, it seemed like they were waiting for a new wave of music, and that renaissance seems to be in full swing right now. If you’re familiar with this new sound, you know that it is unlike anything Em ever put out, and even though the differences are vast and unique, it is right up my own personal alley much more than Eminem really ever has been. One of the most creative voices on my radar right now is Baby Smoove, and I could go on for days about why I admire him so much. His beat selection is priceless, often working with Michigan Meech who is insanely talented, but his ability to bring so much to life with such a monotone, simplistic flow is truly one of a kind. Even though he is often composed and not very animated, his personality is simply beyond fascinating, and that goes so far in this current day and age …

Hustler Muzic – [Baby Smoove]

Every time I tune in to a new Baby Smoove track, I find it hard to believe that I’ve been following along with his career for almost a year. At this point, it seems like he’s still as fresh and new as the day I first heard about him late last summer, and although it has been a substantial amount of time compared to other artists I’ve just found out about, I think it feels this way because there’s really no one else like him in the music industry. His dexterity is obvious despite his laid-back style, yet he can flow with the best of them on any instrumental you put in front of him. While I feel like I always write about his new releases, I simply couldn’t resist his latest visual for his song “Hustler Muzic” after seeing it all over social media, so I honestly had no choice. Produced by Michigan Meech and shot once again by his videographer JuddyRemixDem, things open up in the middle of an absolutely massive, modern-day mansion. Laying there with his hat covering his face, he seems to wake up in a daze in the middle of the home’s library. As he …

IV – [Baby Smoove]

It seems like not a single day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Baby Smoove song, and at the rate he releases new music, I could probably go at least an entire year listening to a different song without any repeats. Most recently, the Detroit rapper teamed up with one of his favorite producers and frequent collaborator Michigan Meech to drop off a brand-new track entitled “IV”, and the results are as wild and incredible as they always are. In the instrumental, Meech gives us an orchestra of synths that sound angelic and grand as mischievous piano keys change the vibe prior to characteristic Michigan percussive elements entering into the scene, paving the perfect path for Smoove to do what he does best. Although it’s definitely not a new concept for Baby Smoove to barely annunciate his words enough to understand, it seems like in this track, he truly just lets the lyrics ooze out of his mouth with as minimal effort as possible. I feel like I always have to explain this description because it sounds like I might be dissing him, but this is the delivery that captivated me from the very beginning and …

Freestyle – [Baby Smoove]

It’s been a few weeks since I last wrote about one of the various Detroit talents that have been steadily putting the Motor City on the map as a low key hub for Rap and Hip-Hop, and it feels like an eternity because of the amount I used to write about them. Baby Smoove is a D-Town artist who I’ve become absolutely enthralled with because of his unique disposition and effortless charisma, and other fans are beginning to catch on as well. Most recently, he dropped a brand-new single entitled “Freestyle”, which is somewhat interesting because many of his songs come off as being freestyles in general, even though his wordplays and lyricism are way too intricate to come off the dome. Then again, with just how talented Smoove is, I wouldn’t put it past him to create these sonic landscapes off the top of his head in the moment. Michigan Meech, a producer that Baby Smoove has worked with copiously in the past, paves the way for the Detroit superstar to do his thing with an unbelievably groovy bassline, some hasty synths of some sort, and piercing percussion that is familiar to Smoove, but definitely uncharacteristic for any other …