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Stretch Money a Fearless Rebel of Detroit Hip-hop

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Stretch Money’s a rap star. For over a decade his music has been played at Family Reunions, Roller Rinks, and even every strip club throughout Detroit. Eastside’s own son has embraced working with all rappers throughout Detroit regardless of style, age, and background. His voice and pattern in speaking arms him naturally to stand out in conversation and on the song he does as well. Charting the Billboard 100 throughout the 2000’s & 2010’s his time in jail changed his ethics in work and decision making. We explore creativity, free-styling, and leadership. Currently, Stretch Money is working with Fearless Rebels teaming with Crane Novacane producing music, clothing, and content. Opportunities and platforms for a team of young hungry Detroiters is his vision and through creativity, he’s doing it. We both go in depth about the lyricism of Tupac Shakur and examine the talent and skill displayed by Tupac on his song ‘(Shed) So Many Tears,’ (featured on Tupac Shakur’s 1995 ‘Me Against the World’ album). Stretch also opens up about his focus on always learning about the process, nature, and self-exploration. Listen to a deep and creative discussion with Stretch Money on Detroit is Different.

Breaking away from the noise and learning yourself for the Good & Bad

Stretch Money’s a rap star. For over a decade his music has been played at Family Reunions, Roller Rinks, and even every strip club throughout Detroit. Eastside’s own son has embraced working with all rappers throughout Detroit regardless of style, age, and background.

Books, documentaries, and free-styling are the key to Rapping

Stretch Money’s a rap star. For over a decade his music has been played at Family Reunions, Roller Rinks, and even every strip club throughout Detroit. Eastside’s own son has embraced working with all rappers throughout Detroit regardless of style, age, and background.

How marketing and getting the word out is essential in Rap

Stretch Money’s a rap star. For over a decade his music has been played at Family Reunions, Roller Rinks, and even every strip club throughout Detroit. Eastside’s own son has embraced working with all rappers throughout Detroit regardless of style, age, and background.

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From DJing to Producing events at Carnegie Hall: Lumumba Reynolds

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Lumumba Reynolds is a creative consultant specializing in sound reinforcement, light design, audio engineering, videography, video editing, photography, and event production. Work with Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit’s Fellowship Chapel, the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, Detroit High School of Fine and Performing Arts, and dozens of organizations and people all have benefited from the services of Studio Lumumba. In this podcast interview we explore his start into production, performing, and love for music. He opens up about starting off a career as a DJ and blossoming into a creative institution. Starting a technical career working at Specs Howards School of Broadcast Journalism, the New Dance Show with Henry Tyler & RJ Watkins, and music video shoots with World One Records. Lumumba tells the story of meeting his wife on the set of a hip-hop music video and how that led to 25 years of marriage with Mayowa Reynolds. The podcast is full of thought-provoking, comedic, and Detroit perspective. Listen to the Detroit is Different podcast interview with Lumumba Reynolds.

Detroit LOVES the New Dance Show

Lumumba Reynolds is a creative consultant specializing in sound reinforcement, light design, audio engineering, videography, video editing, photography, and event production. Work with Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit’s Fellowship Chapel, the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, Detroit High School of Fine and Performing Arts, and dozens of organizations and people all have benefited from the services of Studio Lumumba.

How a met my wife on the set of a Hip-hop Music Video

Lumumba Reynolds is a creative consultant specializing in sound reinforcement, light design, audio engineering, videography, video editing, photography, and event production. Work with Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit’s Fellowship Chapel, the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, Detroit High School of Fine and Performing Arts, and dozens of organizations and people all have benefited from the services of Studio Lumumba.

Hip-hop provides learning, teaching, and growing opportunity

Lumumba Reynolds is a creative consultant specializing in sound reinforcement, light design, audio engineering, videography, video editing, photography, and event production. Work with Mosaic Youth Theatre, Detroit’s Fellowship Chapel, the Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, Detroit High School of Fine and Performing Arts, and dozens of organizations and people all have benefited from the services of Studio Lumumba.

Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com today and also download the App on Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store TODAY!

Amp Fiddler & Lauren Hood, the Music & the People

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Detroit is a place that intersects arts and advocacy often. Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech was originally recorded by Milton Henry and released on Motown records. Dudley Randall of Broadside Press provided laureates of the Black community a platform to explore stories of police brutality, racial discrimination, and human rights as a premise and platform for a voice. The talents of Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Haki Madhubuti all were given a national stage from the streets of Detroit’s Broadside Press.


The friendship and love between Amp Fiddler & Lauren Hood carry the tradition on. Amp Fiddler is the musical genius that’s always the coolest person in the room. Born and still residing in the Pershing HS neighborhood Amp travels the world and comes home to Detroit’s Eastside. His unique blend of Funk, Soul, and R & B was crafted through his work with George Clinton and late great brother Bubs Fiddler. His welcoming spirit to encourage creativity provided Slum Village and Detroit’s J Dilla a place to record, learn, and perform hip-hop in the 1990’s. J Dilla who is recognized internationally this February 11 as music’s premiere producer began producing at Amp Fiddler’s home studio.

How Amp Fiddler helped J Dilla start his career

Amp Fiddler shares how his studio was the training ground for J Dilla to learn studio engineering, drum programming, and more. Block away from Pershing HS was a state of the art recording studio that Slum Village first had the chance to record, produce, and create.

Amp Fiddler shares how his studio was the training ground for J Dilla to learn studio engineering, drum programming, and more. Block away from Pershing HS was a state of the art recording studio that Slum Village first had the chance to record, produce, and create.

Lauren Hood is from the music world but passion is for Black people. Detroit westsider is a speaker, thinker, and point of access for many Detroiter’s who feel left out of the ‘New Detroit.’ Years of experience in record promotions, concert planning, and party design led her back to Detroit as stories of her home town’s direction seemed unbalanced. Today, her relationships to thousands of Detroit’s are expanding daily as she is connecting her passion to community advocacy. The racial divide and awareness of internal and external challenges throughout the Black community is the work Hood embraces.

Speaking up on behalf of your People

Lauren Hood shares what and when to act on the call, willingness, and courage to speak up for Black people. Also, having the boldness to loss something to keep your integrity.

Lauren Hood shares what and when to act on the call, willingness, and courage to speak up for Black people. Also, having the boldness to loss something to keep your integrity.

Master Percussionist & Master Engineer: Carl ‘Butch’ Small

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Learning percussion from listening alone led Carl ‘Butch’ Small to travel the world with the Undisputed Truth, the Dramatics, Parliament, and the Four Tops. Small’s understanding of music led to a respect, knowledge, and love for studio engineering which guided him to production, arrangement, and composition for Bootsy Collins at the height of his success in the 1970’s & 1980’s. Butch Small was a centerpiece providing all the sounds you notice but can’t recognize in records like Parliment’s ‘Tear the Roof Off,’ Dr. Dre & Tupac Shakur’s ‘California Love,’ and LJ Reynolds ‘Key to the World.’


Also, his love and support of his son led him to start Detroit’s flagship hip-hop record label World One Records. His encouragement of his son DJ Los moved him into open one of Detroit’s first studio’s welcoming rappers to perform, release, and shares their music with the world. Acts like Kaos & Maestro, DICE, and Nikki D all were given a national stage from a studio on 6 Mile road run by Butch Small. In the 1980’s and 90’s at Shantinique’s Music, Harmony House, and White’s Records World One Record releases rivaled the success of NWA, Public Enemy, & Salt-n-Pepa selling tens of thousands records. Small’s life is a rich narrative which makes and keeps Detroit so Different. Work with Tupac Shakur, Don Davis, Ortheia Barnes, David Ruffin, Mariah Carey, Dr. Dre, RJ Latest Arrival, are just some of the people who have relied upon the percussionist with golden hands and a better ear.

How Detroit’s flagship label for Hip-hop music World One Records started

Butch Small talks about how he started World One Records out of support and love of his son DJ Los.

Butch Small talks about how he started World One Records out of support and love of his son DJ Los.

How a drummer for Detroit became a lead engineer for Death Row Records

Butch Small talks about the phone conversation with Dr Dre that led to Death Row Records sending him thousands of dollars to drive cross country and work alongside Suge Knight, Dr Dre, and Tupac Shakur.

Butch Small talks about the phone conversation with Dr. Dre that led to Death Row Records sending him thousands of dollars to drive cross country and work alongside Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, and Tupac Shakur.

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Dan Aldridge the Civil, Human, Black, & Spiritual Rights Leader

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From sharing a barber with Malcolm X to having Dorothy Height get you enrolled in college Dan Aldridge has a unique story. Aldridge was born in Harlem but has made Detroit his home since the 1960’s. We explore his work too many stories: him losing a job with Chrysler because his stance against Chrysler profiting from Apartheid in South Africa; his friendship with Milton Henry & CL Franklin; and how he was the rebel in Mayor Jerome Cavanagh’s office and a leader in Mayor Coleman Young’s office. Watch and listen to the Detroit is Different interview with Dan Aldridge.

Mayor Cavanagh Rebel was a Mayor Young Leader

From sharing a barber with Malcolm X to having Dorothy Height get you enrolled in college Dan Aldridge has a unique story. Aldridge was born in Harlem but has made Detroit his home since the 1960’s.

Losing a job for a stance against Chrysler profiting from Apartheid in South Africa

From sharing a barber with Malcolm X to having Dorothy Height get you enrolled in college Dan Aldridge has a unique story. Aldridge was born in Harlem but has made Detroit his home since the 1960’s.

Jackie Berg of the HUB

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Do you want to know what’s happening in Detroit communities? Do you want to find out what neighborhood groups, block clubs, and businesses outside of downtown Detroit give to the city? The HUB is a true voice for Detroit. The HUB was founded by Jackie Berg. I had a one on one heart to heart with Jackie about her inspiration to start the HUB from the late Sam Logan who led the Michigan Chronicle for years. Jackie also talks about how corporate sales became a gateway for her to grow a love for Detroit neighborhoods. Watch and listen to the Detroit is Different interview with Jackie Berg.

Telling inclusive stories for all people in Detroit

You want to know what’s happening in Detroit communities? Do you want to find out what neighborhood groups, block clubs, and businesses outside of downtown Detroit give to city? The HUB is a true voice for Detroit. The HUB was founded by Jackie Berg.

Njia Kai the Event & Film Maker

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The story of the 6-year-old girl featured in the Michigan Chronicle who is now the event planner for over 500 events in throughout Detroit’s Downtown is a story for the ages. Njia Kai grew up in the heart of Detroit and excelling throughout her grade school years earning her scholarship to Howard University where she studied film. Howard University and Washington DC’s African Centered community groomed Njia in the ethics of value systems, leadership, and cooperative economics. Listen to the podcast where Njia shares and opens up her methods of understanding, process, and system. Njia’s Detroit Event’s Team is one of the most recognized and successful brands covering Noel Night, Campus Martius, Red Wing Championship Celebrations, African World Festival, and more.

Dancing to your own Drummer

Dancing to your own Drummer

Making decisions that best fit you and your drive to do so explained by Njia Kai. Njia Kai grew up in the heart of Detroit and excelling throughout her grade school years earning her scholarship to Howard University where she studied film.

Growing up and Knowing you’re Different

Growing up and Knowing you’re Different

Njia Kai grew up knowing she was different. Njia Kai grew up in the heart of Detroit and excelling throughout her grade school years earning her scholarship to Howard University where she studied film. Howard University and Washington DC’s African Centered community groomed Njia in the ethics of value systems, leadership, and cooperative economics.

Njia Kai the Event & Film Maker full Detroit is Different Podcast

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Did you know the 1st Car Designed, Developed, and Distributed by an African American is going to be built in Detroit?

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Mims Motors is the first African American Auto Company releasing a fleet of cars in over 100 years.

Led by Eric Mims and Chris Broughton Mims Motors is a company built with Green Energy, Satellite technology, and the salt water combustion engine. Eric Mims is the brains of the operation with patents to show for his work. Eric’s self-charging smoke alarm set the engineering world on it’s ears of his talents and now his patents in Bi-polar carbon fiber battery/capacitor system; Direct Charging Power Cell system; Carbon Fiber Magnetic Motor system; and Tri-Power System are the basis of Mims Motors.

Car Designed, Developed, and Distributed by an African American built in Detroit

Why using people to build cars is better than robots?

What a car designed, developed, and distributed by a Black Man looks like!

The world demands cars Green, Battery Powered, and Long Lasting

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