While Detroit recently found itself in national bankruptcy, one cannot deny the city’s great influence in music and the automotive world. Celebrating the Motor City’s rich heritage, Levi’s presents Boom Town: Detroit in the 60s, a documentary made by Aaron Rose. Iconic genres like Motown and garage rock first found their footing in Detroit during the ’60s, an evolutionary time when the auto industry was booming. Here, Rose and Levi’s delve into memorabilia, stringing together archival footage of club nights, live performances and factory visits, while exclusive voice-overs from the likes of Russ Gibb — the owner of garage club Grande Ballroom — and Motown musician Dennis Coffey share their fascinating stories on the legendary era. An insightful short worth your while, check out the video above and share your thoughts in our comment section. Enjoy.
Chevy lovers everywhere are likely drooling at the sight of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition. But the Detroit automaker stepped it up a notch for the World’s Best Driver film, put out by Hot Wheels, which features a glow-in-the-dark Camaro. The glow-in-the-dark wrap was provided by 3M and turned the already bright blue sports car into an even more beautiful machine. Enjoy.
Big Sean returns with the latest installment of his inspirational viral blog. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper speaks on the importance of those in his immediate circle. From low moments to his rise into rap stardom, Big Sean breaks down his definition of family. As he travels the world from Detroit to Paris, you can catch cameos from Kanye West, Rita Ora, Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Wale, No I.D., Wiz Khalifa and more. His Hall of Fame sophomore album is due this summer, listen to his new song Switch Up with Common here. Enjoy.
Branded an international automotive hub for the better part of the last century, Detroit has also become a sort of forum-like domain for the controversial industry having hosted product detailing auto shows since 1907. Now in its 24th year, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) focuses on redefining what it means to be a consumer-driven international trade show through the introduction of bold new ways to “enhance attendees’ experiences and deliver exceptional value to media, industry and the public.” [See & Read More]
The seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was finally launched this weekend. Now everybody and their grandma's third cousin wants to know just when the hell you can buy one. The official answer would be not until the third quarter of this year, which is the usual time that the next year's models start to release. However, in a special fundraiser/charity event for the Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, the 2014 Corvette with VIN 0001 will be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson this weekend, along with three other rare performance Chevys (for other charities). [Watch & Read More]
While Chicago's 500 homicides in 2012 are a drop off from previous years, the figure is still startling and unfortunate. Eight days into 2013, things are not looking much brighter for the windy city, as NBC Chicago has reported that 13 homicides were reported in the first six days of the new year. Should that pace sustain for the remainder of the year, the city would have its highest murder total since 1997. [Read More]
A new entry in our list of cars under $25K that will get you laid and a name that may surprise—the Dodge Dart. Between $18-25,000 there are a number of cars that don't skimp on fun. Need a refresher? How about the Fiat 500 Abarth or a Ford Focus ST. The 2013 Dodge Dart GT is joining that group, hitting you with a 2.4-liter version of the Tigershark MultiAir four-cylinder engine and some almost-Italian styling in the interior. Quick, sexy, and welcoming. How can you argue with our claims that it will help you with the ladies? The 2013 Dart GT gets a full debut at the North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit.
Big Sean throws a homecoming parade in “Guap,” the video for the lead single off his forthcoming Hall of Fame album, due early 2013. In the feel-good clip, Big Sean shuts down the city of Detroit as he rolls down the famed Woodward Avenue passing by famous landmarks such as Michigan Theater, Stadium Liquor, and Club Bleu. Sean recently spoke with MTV News on the significance of the Mike Carson and Mike Waxx-directed clip.
Big Sean wanted to take a different direction leading up to the release of his sophomore LP, Hall of Fame, due on December 18th. In the first episode titled “Imagination,” the Detroit player speaks on how his creative mind helped shaped his path to success. As never before seen footage plays, Sean narrates his dreams and journey to stardom. Cameos include the G.O.O.D. Music family, Ma$e, Paul Wall, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti and more. Listen to Big Sean’s new single “Guap” here. Enjoy.
Big Seanis making sure he has your full attention for the release of his Detroit mixtape. He’s been throwing out appetizers left and right, and with less than 24 hours to go, he dropped a new music video directed by the usual suspects, Mike Carson and Mike Waxx. The guys help capture Big Sean, the outdoors-man. Produced by SouthSide and KeY Wane. Enjoy.