Hippy Hop Musician, Mod Sun, is making his way around the country playing all of his tracks that are rooted in awareness and consciousness, yet the ultimate accomplishment this time around on the ‘Your Favorite Movie’ tour is that this is Mod Sun’s first lap in the midst of deeply embracing sobriety. Showcasing his grounded presence and assuring both himself and his fans that he has reached a place of peace within, Mod Sun stood elated on stage in Detroit at a sold-out show at The Shelter which brought in fans of all ages for a night to remember. On the brink of his birthday, Mod Sun carried out infectious energy while playing some of his hits from ‘Movie’ and sharing deeply personal and inspirational messages of hope that stem from him consciously choosing to turn this life around over the past year.
Detroit Legend, Royce 5’9″, routinely embraces his bold perception of both the world around him and the world within through embodying his inner contentment through lyrically sensational releases ever since the drop of ‘Rock City’ in 2002. Talking about social activism and his unique stance within the game has solidified Royce’s spot as one of the greats stemming from Detroit. Not only has Royce collaborated with some of the greatest of all time, he has now dished out eight consciously uplifting albums that serve to educate the masses and even touch the hearts of those who are known for routinely skipping classes. In celebration of the release of ‘The Allegory’, we caught Royce 5’9″ at The Garden Theater in Detroit for the first live performance of his new album.
Cleveland Hip Hop Legends, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, rolled through to Detroit for a show abounding with classics that have served to solidify their spot as the greatest Hip Hop group of all time. As a group of brothers who shine within beyond the glitz and the glam, the Cleveland hustlers have made an impact in the game over practically every single rhyme that they spit that will indefinitely stand the test of time. Dishin’ out 10 strong studio albums, Bone Thugs have impacted individuals throughout the world with the pure facts of life on the streets. Tracks such as “1st of tha Month” and “Mr. Bill Collector” showcase the real life scenarios that majority of society faces and the humble manner that Bone Thugs have always expressed the nitty gritty of life have kept them above par when it comes to raising the Hip-Hop bar.
Discovered by the late and great, Eazy-E, back in 1993 when they was first signed to Ruthless Records, Bone Thugs have created musical masterpieces that balances out lyricism which candidly faces the life backlash that stems from life in the penitentiary while influencing hope in listeners that desire to create the changes in their lives that will lead them toward peace. Collaborating with some of the greatest musicians of all-time such as Phil Collins, The Notorious B.I.G. and Mariah Carey, Bone Thugs consciously uplifting appeal continues to skyrocket and attract global listeners.
Rising Musician, Poppy, has been on one hell of a ride ever since the recent release of her latest full-length album, ‘I Disagree’. Making her way to Detroit for an idiosyncratic and unique show at The Majestic, Poppy proved that her artistry continues to bloom as she took the stage with full force and an alluring, dark presence that was both captivating and magnetic to the infatuated crowd.
Playing a mixture of her tracks including “BLOODMONEY”, “Nothing I Need”, “Sick of the Sun”, “Play Destroy” and an unexpected cover of “All The Things She Said” by t. A. T. u., Poppy shined while keeping her idiosyncratic appeal in tact while concertgoers sang along to every note. Crossing over fluidly within her artistry to create her own comic book, Poppy is unafraid to break all of the rules to showcase the depth that she’s developed within. As a performance artist, musician, fashionista, YouTuber and more, Poppy has given her artistry her all and continues to empower fans with a sense of independence and freedom.
Long Beach Legend, Snoop Dogg, rolled into Detroit with his impassioned presence that carries out good vibes and positive energy to ring in a celebration at The Fillmore in Detroit. In honor of his latest full-length album release, ‘I Wanna Thank Me’, Snoop came through for a sold-out crowd that sang along to every note as he took hella tokes on stage. If you’re talking longevity in the game, one major part of Snoop’s claim to fame is his ability to dive into the past with diehard fans by playing tracks such as “Forgot About Dre”, “Lay Low” and “I Wanna Fuck You”.
As an entrepreneur and business mogul, Snoop Dogg has his hands in a variety of endeavors within the Cannabis world including his recent collaboration with Israel-based business, Seedo. Snoop has also ventured into the Vegan and plant-based world and has teamed up with Beyond Meat and Dunkin’ Donuts to roll-out his ‘Beyond D-O-Double G’ Sandwich. Grab tickets HERE to catch the Long Beach Legend, Snoop Dogg, along the remaining overseas dates on his ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ tour.
Rising Rockers, FEVER 333, have created a powerful movement through their artistry that is laced around equality and opportunity for all. Having built a following through spending sincere time with their fans and taking a stand for what’s right throughout society, FEVER 333 shut down the house in Detroit with a balls-to-the-wall performance that was full of passion. Running around and making his way into the crowd, Lead Vocalist, Jason Allen, gave everyone a run for their money as he was climbing rafters, jumping into mosh pits, letting fans sing their hearts out into the mic and more which left both media members and the crowd absolutely floored as to the performance that stood out from the roster for the night.
Rock Powerhouse, Halestorm, took Detroit by storm with a performance that created a memory of a lifetime within diehard fans that stood outside in the cold to catch a glimpse of Lzzy Hale and the gang. As one of the leading and most prominent Rock bands of the past decades, Halestorm has ingrained their ‘Vicious’ energy into the legendary ranks with tracks such as “Uncomfortable”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Freak Like Me”, “Amen” and “Here’s To Us”. Co-headlining with In This Moment for a balls-to-the-wall fury of female Metal, Lzzy Hale’s energy is palpable and can uplift any room as her vocals soar and created a widespread mosh pit of frenzied Halestorm freaks.
Catch Halestorm along one of their remaining USA dates and grab tickets HERE while you still can.
Coming from the Midwest doesn’t automatically exclude you from the ability to make it big. Proving a point that hard work, dedication and extreme perseverance can get you further than you’ve ever dreamed of, Lauren Sanderson has dropped her debut independent album, ‘Midwest Kids Can Make It Big’. Opening up for Chase Atlantic at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Lauren Sanderson brought the energy of a headliner with her hits such as “Electric”, “The Only One”, “In The Middle” and “Shut Em Up” which left the crowd singing along to every line. Taking the time to genuinely connect with each and every one of her fans that approached her after the show, Lauren’s character came forward and serves as a “goes to show” moment for musicians worldwide who are taking strides toward building a dedicated fanbase as such.
Lauren Sanderson took a shot of a lifetime by pitching TED for a TED talk back in 2015 which landed her a place in TED history as an LGBTQ member who openly spoke about the importance of simply loving other human beings no matter their race, sexual preference and gender. As a leader of the LGBTQ community, Lauren’s outreach continues to expand as she stands tall as a leader who has overcome extreme odds to shed light for all.
Pop Legends, Hanson, brought their Christmas spirit and joy to Royal Oak Music Theatre for a packed-house that sang along to all of their hits within their ‘Wintry Mix’ 2019 Tour. Fans lined up around the venue and stood outside in 30-degree weather to get a chance at a front-row view of the Hanson brothers who have maintained a spot in the hearts of Pop lovers worldwide with their well-known hits such as “MMMBop”, “Lost Without Each Other”, “I Was Born”, “Weird” and “This Time Around”. Having expanded within their entrepreneurial endeavors such as Hanson Brothers Beer and the creation of their Record Label, 3CG Records, the gentlemen of Hanson continue to drive passion, love and authenticity into their ever-evolving crafts.