These three young production pioneers have combined to create Nospeakerz, a trio from Detroit who are influenced by names like Eminem, Kanye West and Dr Dre; the production unit have already worked with Eminem’s protégé Obie Trice, and are set to work with such talents as Jay Beretta, Big Sean, and the LEP Bogus Boys in the coming weeks.
Taking inspiration from a slew of musical genres and hip hop, Ghost has adapted his own unique rapping style. Already a respected slam poet, his ingenious rhymes and provocative stage presence is sure to leave its mark on anyone who witnesses him in full flow. Borri is currently a student at Western Michigan University.
Jordyn Michele Waterstone
Waterstone is a fashionista who describes herself as having “zeal for creating splendour out of scratch,” using studs and embellishments to make clothes more exciting. She has studied hair at university and works as a progressive hair and beauty artist in the heart of Detroit.
This hardcore trio of gangsta rappers is comprised of Meatdaman, One Rude Boi and Legendary Lee Man, and the threesome’s lyrics are as uncompromising as their names are, well, a bit rubbish if we’re honest.
Emily is the vocalist with blues, funk and rock and roll band Stikyfüt, who hope to fashion a place for themselves in the US’a alt-rock landscape with a seismic sound that combines sweet vocals and rough guitar licks for a sound that, in the band’s own words, will “rock your faceoff”.
Ivy League Crew
The Ivy League Crew is made up of rappers CrackKillz and Zamar aka MotorcityMaz who have come together to produce a formidable Detroit-based hip hop partnership. The pair promise a combinationof powerful production and inventive lyrics.
Graphic designer and artist Berman came up with the Freedom You Now Know (F. you. N. K.) clothing line, and also works as a digital graphic & graffiti artist, and a VJ with his partner Rob Frisk.The F. you. N. K. line currently sells a range of different Detroit-inspired t-shirts and tank tops.
The Editor-in-Chief of the now defunct men’s magazine Jack Detroit, Moss is currently freelancing for the Huffington Post Detroit while she prepares for her next magazine launch. She describes herself as “an editorial entrepreneur for pleasure and by profession. I’ve been reading since the age of three, and certainly hope to still do so at 103.”
The President of Ultralevel.com, Butz believes his firm can offer IT solutions for businesses large and small, provide the value of a highly sophisticated virtual IT environment, achieve business goals, and solve business problems.
Model D publisher Nelson is the driving force behind the independent online magazine that writes about the city of Detroit, telling stories of development, re-development, creative people and businesses, vibrant neighbourhoods and cool places to live, work and play.
Founder of Detroit’s Beehive Recordings, Nawara wants to sharing the creative power of Detroit city with the world, saying“we hope the sounds of the Motor City will help encourage you to participate with the rebirth of a new Renaissance City. The history of Detroit is filled with exhaust but also with the internal combustion of the artists and musicians. Whether you play an instrument or just like to listen, our musical heritage is in our blood.”
The 23-year-old founder of I Miss You, a provider of “the highest quality product and design clothing and believe we can facilitate these feelings through our clothing, our philosophies, and our innovative community service component. Every IMU employee is required to give 8-10 hours of community service per month. It’s really about doing whatever we can to improve communities.”
The 26-year-old Barry launched I Am Young Detroit, a website devoted to Detroit news and events. With new funding on the way, she’ll be adding a handful of full-time and part-time positions and drawing attention to up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the local area through the site.