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Let’s have a look at some of the hottest hip hop artists to come out of the rap game in Michigan. You have some awesome rappers who know how to spit rhymes and produce platinum records. In addition, some of them have lived interesting lives coming off the mean streets of Detroit.
Marshall Mathers, a rapper who mostly grew up in Detroit, has consistently been one of the most influential and best rappers in the game. Rolling Stone even ranked him in the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.” Some have labeled him as the “King of Hip Hop.” Throughout much of his childhood, Eminem grew up in a working-class predominantly black neighborhood in Detroit. Eminem rarely had a stable home life because he often fought with his mother. While he worked several jobs and helped to support his mother, he says that she often threw him out of the home anyway.
2. Big Sean
Signed with GOOD Music, a record label that Kanye West owns, Big Sean has dropped some groundbreaking hits like Supa Dupa. While he was born in Santa Monica, California, he moved to Detroit when just three months old. On a weekly basis, Big Sean competed in a rap battle contest on the radio station WHTD. Big Sean has said that some of his biggest influences in the rap game came from Eminem, J Dilla, and Notorious B.I.G.
Famously known as the Dirty Dozen, D12 first formed in 1996, and they floated straight to the top as some of the biggest names in the rap game. D12’s mainstream success has led to them having hit songs in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The original lineup consists of some of the biggest names, and they also have alter egos. In fact, want to know where Eminem’s Slim Shady originated? Look no further than D12. D12 has released some big and popular albums like D12 World and Devil’s Night. Some of the biggest and most popular hits that have come from D12 include:
Shit on You
You have a bunch of great members in the band, and some of the members include Bizarre, Kuniva, Mr. Porter, Bugz, Swifty McVay, Proof, Fuzz, and Eminem.
4. Royce da 5’9
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Royce da 5’9 says that some of his biggest influences include N.W.A., Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Redman, and Ras Kass. On December 29, 1997, Royce da 5’9 met Eminem at a concert, and they started working together in the album titled, “Bad Meets Evil.” From there, Royce da 5’9’s career took off.
5. Trick Trick
Known as the lead member of the Goon Squad, Trick Trick was born in Detroit. While he may not be a household name, but he’s become known for his reputation as much as for rapping. In fact, he was known for stopping Rick Ross from entering with more than 150 people who stormed him.
If you want to hear the ultimate Detroit rap song, you should listen to Detroit vs Everybody. It’s one of the hottest songs to come out of Michigan, and it includes some of the biggest music artists like Eminem, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. If you want to show your love for the rap game and the music artists from this state, you might consider some hoodies, sweaters or t-shirts. Turn on the music from one of these rappers and get the party bumping.
After knowing these people and if you plan to visit Michigan, be sure to drop by at LIVINFRESH store and check out their collection of awesome shirts, hoodies, and accessories.