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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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Amp Fiddler Music

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Detroit based Amp Fiddler is a celebrated soul/funk musician who has shared stages and studios with everyone from Prince and George Clinton to Primal Scream and underground Detroit producer Moodyman. Amp also played a pivotal role in bringing Slum Village to global attention and was a friend and collaborator with their producer, the late J Dilla. His warm, expansive mellifluous music takes stylistic cues from all these encounters, but emerges as earthy, supremely relaxed, and rooted in the funk and soul that Amp feels most connected to. And, as he suggests, it is music for the head as much as food for the heart and soul.

Amp Fiddler’s 1st Show with the Enchantment’s

Amp Fiddler talks about his first professional show at Detroit’s Masonic Temple with the Enchantment.

Amp Fiddler talks about his first professional show at Detroit’s Masonic Temple with the Enchantment.

After learning piano as a child, Fiddler studied music at Oakland and Wayne State Universities, and with the jazz great Harold McKinney. He joined a do-wop outfit, The Enchantments, as a teen, and then in 1983 received his big break when a friend, Bernie Worrell the Parliament/Funkadelic keyboardist passed a tape of his playing to George Clinton. Bernie was leaving the mothership, and Amp ended up replacing him, touring with Clinton and the P-Funk mob for more than a decade. He signed with Elektra and released an album with his brother, Mr. Fiddler, in 1990, but the record proved too eclectic for the label to work out how to sell.

Amp’s low profile through the 1990s can be put down to both raising a son, and a remarkable talent for landing background work on important records. He was asked to sit in on a session for a demo after an acquaintance spotting him walking down a New York street, and when the artist Maxwell was signed, Amp ended up helping him make his acclaimed Urban Hang Suite debut.

His first solo album “Waltz of a Ghettofly” set an impressive benchmark for Amp’s future music to match. With Afrostrut he showed how to follow up with a cult classic, replacing some of Ghettofly’s looser jam-based compositions with tighter, more traditional song forms, and as a consequence his lyrics, which had tended towards the universal but unspecific, became more solidified. “I’m always happy with the songs I write, regardless of what anybody thinks,” he emphasizes, “But I guess we all have something we have to grow towards, and there ‘s always areas for learning. WE all have to do better at something.

Living with George Clinton in 1980’s LA saved Amp Fiddler

Amp Fiddler talks about how George Clinton welcomed him into his LA home to help save his life and keep him creative.

Amp Fiddler talks about how George Clinton welcomed him into his LA home to help save his life and keep him creative.

RUNning Rebel (Acoustic) featuring Joey Spina

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Khary WAE Frazier featuring Joey Spina. The gumbo of Blues & Hip-hop represented well on this record officially featured on the ‘Preaching to the Choir’ 20008 release by Frazier. This was previously unreleased and a special feature for you!

Running Rebel Lyrics:

Chorus
The Rebels are running and coming and coming
The rebels are running and coming
I’m a Rebel


Verse One

By any means necessary so my mind military
As I carry out the visions of the visionary
To the cemetery/ and it vary how I carry what I carry
Got weapons from the streets and weapons from the library
So it’s no telling what’s up in my mind
And it’s no telling what’s off on my side
Reparations ain’t nothing but a riot away
a moltov cocktail in the president’s face
Burn the Whitehouse down for Katrina’s sake
Take some land for ourselves the American way
They not red in the face they red in neck
A savage respect when he faced with his death
Fuck a ballot initiative you see what we living in
Nigguz ain’t got nothing and we ain’t getting shit
But I got a plan for the Brooks Brothers gentleman
For today’s slave master a Nat Turner of this millennium
Pitch forks and hoes now gats and Girbauds
Timberlands and shanks that’s razors to the throats
Living out the actions of Huey Newton quotes
Fueled by the fire of what Chuck D spoke
My peoples army study Marcus Garvey, Nikki Giovanni,
Peter Tosh, and Bob Marley, Muhammed Ali
Cause the teachings of the system doing nothing for me
Revolution on the institution what we need
Verse Two
I have an American Dream but reality ghetto
Public school education got me stuck in the middle
No money no job no food no hospital
Its like no way out opportunity ain’t a little
And it’s so hard for us to survive
Cancer diabetes and Black on Black crime
And the HIV got us dropping like flies
This is the way that we live out our lives
The constitution need some resolutions
Started by the revolution
I’ll do it I’ll prove it If I have to start the movement
We’ll sit down and talk it out or we’ll keep fighting through it
Black power on them bitch ass cowards to turn em’ sour
Take it up with anybody if they got a fucking problem
Whether cop or civilian it may take a million
But the rebels with me rebels and they rebels that’s killing

Entertainment Biz: Hammonds & Hoops

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The best asset anyone in entertainment biz (business) can have is a smart and dedicated attorney. I have a special Detroit is Different Podcast with Attorney’s Stephanie Hammonds & Daniel Hoops. This was a panel discussion hosted in August as part of the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival. Stephanie Hammonds has been my attorney for years. I don’t trust anyone more that her when it comes to contracts, representation, support, and legal business advice. Daniel Hoops is a friend/ mentor of mine that represents many of my mentors (RIP Proof, Derrick May, & many others). Attorneys Hammonds and Hoops join me for a fulfilling discussion about planning, business, and protecting your assets.

Science of Ghetto Tech

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Techno music was birthed in Metro-Detroit from the Belleville Three of Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson (Derrick May is one of closest music mentors, LOVE D!). The development of the sound has grown through Underground Resistance & Mike Banks, and my neighborhood’s own Carl Craig, and many more. As the music shaped and molded, Detroit also birthed Ghetto Tech. Ghetto Tech led with 808 Kicks, heavy bass, and chorus style verses have moved parties in Detroit forever. DJ Assault, DK Kent, and more have classics that are staples of any Detroit party. Today hip-hop producers Drummer B and Nick Speed carry on the legacy of Ghetto Tech. The Science of Ghetto Tech is a feature about how Drummer B and Nick Speed make Ghetto Tech, why they make Ghetto Tech, and what’s next for the music.

If Detroit were Heaven Album

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In the fall of 2010 I began working on the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ album. It started from my writing of the ‘If Detroit were Heaven’ song. I wanted to make a song edifying the Black history, culture, and classic destinations throughout Detroit. I used this song to provide balance for my ‘Teddy Bears tied up to Trees’ song from my inaugural ‘Preaching to the Choir’ album.

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A collective commitment of talented artists, long conversations, and hard work produced ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’ It’s my best and most complete work as an artist. The album explores a series of subject matter centered around my belief in self, Detroit, and philosophy. The music is a gumbo of sound accented with impressions of Hip-hop, Jazz, Electronic, and Soul rhythms. Producers Ian Sherman and Engineer Lumumba Reynolds truly brought to life a dynamic work of art. Including the amazing album cover by my friend, producer, and an inspiration for the album, Sterling Toles.

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If Detroit were Heaven by Khary WAE Frazier
Album Credits Copyright All Rights reserved to General Population Music 2015

01. Listen to Cognition
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & DJ Drummer B; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

02. This is it (What)
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Joe Black & Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

03. If Detroit were Heaven
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Joe Black & Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

 

04. It’s So Fresh 
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Ashley Nicole; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

 

05. Been Hustlin’
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Ashley Nicole; Guitar by Eric Campbell; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Sterling Toles; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

06. Hot Summer Nights
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Stephanie Thornton; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by DJ Drummer B; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

If Detroit were Heaven 2015 album release by Khary WAE Frazier
If Detroit were Heaven 2015 album release by Khary WAE Frazier

07. Round & Around
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Lola Damone; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

08. Music Thinking
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & Lola Damone; Written by K. Frazier & F. Shabazz
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

09. Ms America
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

10. I’m My Own Police
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Guitar by Eric Campbell; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Sterling Toles; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

11. Snowflakes Shine
Performed Khary WAE Frazier & PEACE; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

12. Wish You the Best
Performed Khary WAE Frazier; Written by K. Frazier
Produced by Ian Sherman; Mixed & Mastered by Lumumba Reynolds

WAE Music: I Oh My featuring Shiron Denise

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I oh My

Performed by Khary WAE Frazier & Shiron Denise
Notes of an Artist/Activist album released in 2009
Produced by Ian Sherman
Written by K. Frazier & I. Sherman
Hip-hop Vocalist Khary WAE Frazier
Soul Vocalist Shiron Denise

Verse One
Peace and blessings how I finish off letter
Cousin second tour of Iraq got him stressing
While I try to get better
People in the streets carrying concealed weapons
And moms getting older
And Detroit city push her blood pressure over
Feel like that but a whole lot younger
Praying for each other just to keep on going
While my brother on his knuckles
blew his bail out now he looking for a hustle
100K in a year get spent like nuthin
we grew up we just use to the struggle
and my hood stay changing
seniors passing on grandkids is my neighbors
so my block stay alive like Vegas
my man got strong armed over small paper
on his front porch face to face with a banger
since then I ain’t had a next door neighbor
. . . as we lose hope
politicians get indicted so how can I vote
. . . and my phone been tapped
best friend facing fed time caught up in a trap
and he just had a son so we talk about that
and avoid conversations bout what newspapers said
. . . as I listen to the music
I don’t even get the same feeling when I do it
More I know the business I wish I was I was clueless
Bout to be 30 so it feel like it’s useless
. . . but I hear the rhythm and see the reality of grandma sanging

Bronx NY @ Smart Monkii Studios with Cortland Hawkins
Bronx NY @ Smart Monkii Studios with Cortland Hawkins

Chorus
I Oh My Wondering Why
3x


Verse Two
asking god for less while thanking god for more
reality’s the same couple bucks away from poor
more that I get more I got to pay for
ask me for help situation like yours
I ain’t never had nuthin
I’m afraid of success that’s a different thing to stomach
:put my heart in a art that nobody respect
when I tell you I’m a rapper then you see me for less
own family think I’m wasting time I don’t got left
so I think about survival and I dream success
. . . as I script out lyrics
while searching for the god in the next man spirit
planning for my God Son that’s still an infant
born on my birthday his life gone be different
looking to the future with dreams of fulfillment
while I’m getting use to just living how I’m living

WAE Music: “It’s So Fresh” featuring Ashley Nicole

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It’s So Fresh featuring Ashley Nicole

Vocals Recorded at John Brown Jr. Studios by K. Frazier, Vocals performed by WAE and Ashley Nicole, Lyrics written by K. Frazier, Music Composed and Produced by Ian Sherman

Chorus
It’s So it’s So it’s So Fresh
It’s Dope it’s Fly it’s Phat it’s Def
… Sounds So Marvelous
Your ears are mine just be my guest
It’s So it’s So it’s So Fresh
It’s Dope it’s Fly it’s Phat it’s Def
… Sounds So Marvelous
Your ears are mine just be my guest

Verse 1
Growing up I had it good from my father and my mother
My big sister Dara and I was little brother
Motherdear was always round’ she was my favorite grandmother
Though I still love my Granny she would watch us in the summer
That’s when family was my friends the only 1’s I talked too
Raised me up’, fed me up, bathed me down and fought too
Got too much attention wasn’t young I was the youngest
Out of nine grandkids .. got the most loving
From no job retired pay/ They could baby sit me
I sat around all day and heard the stories they say
From uncle who? Aunt what? and cousin huh?
Coming over making plates and talking Southern talk
I was the baby boy I was the pride and joy
I got spoiled with the love cause I ain’t need no toys
And that was way, way back in the day
When life was fun things were cool those were the best of my days

Verse 2
I got a family full of women/ Each and every 1 different
But they all fed me up full of hugs and kisses
From Aunt Shirley number 1 to Aunt Shirley number 2
To trough my Aunt Mattie Aunt Francis and my Aunt Ruth
… these was my true teachers how I learned life lessons
Cause without my Aunt Shirley wouldn’t have a street presence
And without Aunt Darla wouldn’t know of true blessings
And Aunt Mattie show me that some people stay stressing
While my fine Aunt Avis always kept it the freshest
From her hats down to her dresses always left an impression
And they taught me whole life cause I learned men too
How they chew you up and spit you out after they befriend you
How the lies of a man can truly start to get you
And learned women as I watched and that was real too
drama saw the crying saw heartache and pain
Learned to listen learned to watch learned to learn the game

Verse 3
Older Cousins was the coolest ever/ Swear no 1 could do it better
LL, Moe D, Kwame or Salt and Pepa
Could step to my cousins in they Prince’s purple pleather’s
And a name charmed necklace
And a Dobbs with the feathers
With a jheri curl juiced like I-hop breakfast
And some kangaroo kicks just to put it altogether
Cause you couldn’t tell me that my cousins wasn’t cold
Made me want to be a teen and just stay that old
And my cousin Leon had 1’s and 2’s
Saw him doing hip-hop and it was so cool
To me he wasn’t Leon but DJ R2
And that’s 1 big reason why I do what I do
Right through him me and hip-hop got introduced
So the more that I listened the more the love grew
Seeing scratching seeing mixing seeing flipping the faders
He made Gemini’s like Techniques swear he was the greatest

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