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Frontier Ruckus

Though Matthew Milia is technically a native to the vast and vaguely defined expanse known as Metro Detroit, he has somehow mythologized a residence of his own creation—a singular and dusky world called Orion Town. Amid a map where towns blur into each other by the dozen, Milia's geography survives as a connection of psychic landmarks, containers of boundless amounts of obsessive memory. And the memory is not even all his own—it begins with the Detroit of his mother's childhood, as exhibited in "Rosemont.

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The Velvelettes

The Velvelettes were a 60's femal vocal group founded in 1961 by sisters Carolyn and Millie Gill with cousins Bertha Barbee-McNeal and Norma Barbee (both from Flint, Michigan) on the Western Michigan University campus, where they were students. The group signed to Motown Records, but weren't given top priority, as other female vocal groups were attracting audiences and recording hits. While the group awaited their chance at stardom, they recorded backing vocals for more established Motown girl groups, including The Marvelettes, Martha & The Vandellas, and The Supremes.

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The Meatmen

The Meatmen were a Michigan, USA punk band headed by Tesco Vee from 1980 to 1995. Very crude and funny, The Meatmen made fun of the "hardcore scene" of the early 80s but really typified the best of the punk scene of the era. The band was known for their stage antics, and for songs with such colorful titles as "What's This Shit Called Love?," "Lesbian Death Dirge," "I Sin For A Living," "1 Down, 3 To Go" (a reference to the murder of former Beatles member and famous artist John Lennon) and the so-called "Suck Trilogy" of "Crippled Children Suck," "French People Suck," and "Camel Jockeys Suck.

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Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, (born March 25, 1988 in Detroit, Michigan), better known by his stage name Big Sean, is an American rapper signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music and Island Def Jam. In 2005 he met West at a radio station, and after being impressed with Sean's obvious talents he signed him in 2007. So far he has released three mixtapes, 2007's Finally Famous, 2009's UKnowBigSean, and 2010's Big.

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Obie Trice

Obie Trice is a rapper born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on November 14, 1977 to a single mother; Eleanor Trice. On October 5, 1998 he became the father of his only daughter, Kobie. He began rapping at the age of 11 and had a number of underground hits such as "Respect", "My Club", "Dope Jobs Homeless", and "The Well Known Asshole" before he signed to Shady Records in 2000. Before first major release, early years on Shady Records

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Jack Scott

Jack Scott (Giovanni Sacfone Jr) was born January 24, 1936 in Windsor Ontario, Canada, and raised in Detroit, an Italian hillbilly who worshipped Hank Williams, and became a rock and roll star. His first album, entitled Jack Scott. One of the first album recorded in stereo, it contained a mixture of rockabilly and ballads of which 10 were Scott's own compositions. Recording for Carlton he came up with a rocking song about a friend in prison titled Leroy. The other side of the record was a sad ballad called My True Love.

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Walls of Jericho

Hailing from Detroit, Walls of Jericho released their highly anticipated 4th CD for Trustkill Records on July 29, 2008. Produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira/Ringworm), The American Dream follows the mesh of metallic venom and concrete fury of hardcore/punk that the band is known for, 12 solid tracks of highly anticipated hard beating poetic thunder people have come to expect from the band. “Working on the new CD ended up being a really wonderful experience. We worked really well together, collaborated better than ever, and had a great time.

Read more about Walls of Jericho on Last.fm.

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Lady J

Lady J is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan who is signed to Drop Muzik. Her debut mixtape "The People's Choice" was released in 2009. The mixtape featured mainstream rap artists such as Gucci Mane, Plies & Trey Songz as well as Detroit rap artists such as Chedda Boy Malik, Big Herk & Nefu Da Boss of The ABF. The People's Choice was relased on Datpiff.com for a free download and released an offical video for her single "Rain Money".

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