issue 002 // winter 2014
Hip Hop Making A Way in Modern Detroit
Welcome to Flow, our second issue. Nneka and I are always chatting about the impact of music – which artists “changed the game” or what the “game” even is. It’s no surprise that we used this platform to explore our own backyard in this way. Issue 002 takes an intimate look at hip hop’s influence in Detroit today.
These readings will quickly teach you that hip hop is much more than music as we explore the lives and opinions of videographers, activists, producers and other cultural influencers. Let me be clear: Flow does not cover all that is happening in Detroit’s hip hop scene. It’s not even close. That’s why we call it DETROITGRAMS. Each story is just a small weight of a greater context and experience.
This time around we are releasing the issue in doses. Every TUESDAY a new piece of the puzzle will go live for you to check out. It’s ok if you forget because we do a good job at reminding our subscriber community. Thanks for checking out Issue 002.
Read Now – Music videos provide a lasting visualization that teaches us what hip hop looks like – how to dress, how to walk, where to go and what to do. Meet Nic Notion, visual artist and film producer.
Releases 12/16 – Bryan, Doc Waffles and Eddie Logix are more than just fellow artists. They’re roomates. Hear their honest and frank opinions about Detroit’s musical legacy and what role rap may have in its future.
Releases 12/23 – Photo gallery of Black Milk in concert at St. Andrews Hall. We barely made it into this show, but thanks to Clear Soul Forces we got the VIP treatment. Hope you enjoy these shots.
They Forgot to Write
Releases 12/30 – West side native Doss the Artist is a disciple of both Detroit and Hip Hop, using rhymes and cadences to articulate a place that is widely misunderstood.
Just Came to Party
Releases 01/06 – Learn about a genre birthed by the mingling of techno, hip hop, funk and house music mixing techniques. Knowing the answer to this is a quick way to gain street cred in the city.
Knows No Creed
Releases 01/13 – You’re not likely to see six young men from the Middle East breakdancing to an Isley Brother’s funk tune in Detroit. But on a cold Tuesday night local hip hop venue 5E Gallery presented an exclusive show.
Releases 01/20 – A New Yorker who made her way to Detroit and the rest of the world spreading the hip hop gospel. Mahogany Jones reminds us of its roots in social change.
Notes on 002
Releases 01/27 – The guts of Flow. Take a sneak peak inside Issue 002. Witness the places we visited and all the people we met along the way.
RSVP Now – We will be hosting a Gallery Night for Issue 002. This is your chance to meet folks and purchase this issues’ images in print form. It’s going down Friday, December 20th at Great Lakes Coffee. RSVP