All the Raps surveys the high-strung street rap scene of 21st-century Detroit.
At a time when the very concept of regional rap seems to be evaporating into the dreaded algorithm, the great city of Detroit is somehow still standing with its own sonically unique rap scene. Aall scattershot and aggressive flows over uptempo electro-tinged beats, the style fuses E-40 and Cash Money influences with a distinctive Motor City energy. For years now, the city’s street stars have been chipping away at this sound in a near-vacuum, quietly producing some of the most thrilling rap music of the century. This week on All the Raps, we’ll hear tracks from early ’00s Detroit pioneers like Blade Icewood and Eastside Cheddah Boyz, reigning legends like Doughboyz Cashout and Eastside 80s and rising stars like Tee Grizzley and Sada Bab