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HEY RIP313....or anybody else from detroit

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Prttybrown

United States

#1 Mar 4, 2009
ok so ive been on youtube alot lately and noticed that Detroit has a lot of haters and wanted to know how you feel about it....first i want to start off by saying why is it that white america loves to make it seem like ALL (keyword-all) of Detroit is ghetto.....yea ok a lot of it is and mostly has to do with the 67 riot and the fact they (the city) hasnt made any effort to re-build but im so tired of outsiders who may visit once or twice telling me (like they really know) that all of Detroit is ghetto.....i mean hello we DO have middle class,upper middle class and upper class neighborhoods.....and YES in city limits. just to name a few: indian villiage,sherwood forest,anywhere in the mack/caduiex/warren area,all up and down jefferson from the 1/2 million dollar and up homes to the upper middle class and middle class area a couple blocks down, all over by my school on w 6mile, 7mile, and 8mile and areas on e 6,7 and 8mile....some areas in Northend (not too familiar with the westside or northend so you'll have to excuse me), outer drive both east and west (is and always have been considered upper middle class) etc......secondly im so tired of outsiders lookin up our dances and music just to hate......and sorry but I have noticed it a lot from ppl down south and Chicago....i mean, Chicago people, please tell me why its so much division between us, WE ARE ALL MIDWEST....the music industry will continue too look over us because we dont stick together. even though Kanye is a little hot now....but honestly I lived down south and they dont bump Kanye or no other midwest cats like that....to be quite blunt....a lot of them think the midwest is lame and dont realize WE are the ones who have been setting trends since forever.....im not gon lie I see some Detroit ppl hatin on the Chi too but I mostly see it the other way around....i mean majority of people in Detroit has fam in the Chi and vice versa why we just dont stick behind each other.....our artists are so much betta than majority of these southern dudes who dont talk about shit!(no offense to the south) but c'mon would you rather listen to common or the stanky leg boys.....im so tired of artist like soulja boy (i must admit i do listen to him), gs boys, d4l and shawty lo,gucci mane etc gettin over on nice beats,catchy lyrics,club hits.....but no lyrical skills!....if the midwest dont take over HIP HOP WILL DIE!....and if u from the D u know we have WAY better artist than those I mentioned above like Stretch Money,Marquise Porter,Black Lagoon,Royce da 5'9, tone tone etc who actually talk about something other than new dance moves....and for those who like "gangsta rap" we have Blade Icewood,Hard work ent,Juan,Kdoe,Cashout etc just to name a few....the only difference with some of our rappers is they actually lived those lives and can relate....half of these "wannabe" thugs from the south aint lived shit and rap about it

anyway just letting some thoughts go....any comments?
Prttybrown

United States

#2 Mar 4, 2009
sorry for making it that long!

“Troll deez nuts.Im not a troll”

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Since: Jan 09

Detroit, MI

#3 Mar 5, 2009
Yeah I def feel u. But at the end of the day u just gotta realize those people are ignorant for a reason. They just don't know. They are simple minded and stereotype something off seeing a few areas or something. Every city I have ever been too has bad parts to it. Like u said, Detroit has a lot of nice areas and they are actually on the verge of trying to rebuild things downtown. Those new apartments and houses they have down the street from Motor City Casino are really nice. People just hear dumb stereotypes and think all of Detroit is poor or ghetto. Or that all of us are violent. When it's so far from the case. I read what u was saying in the other topic about going to other cities and people automatically assume u walk around with a weapon lmao. I notice that too. When i go to another city and say im from Detroit its like people automatically put there gaurd up. This happened to me in Brooklyn and Chicago. My ex girl from brooklyn and when her Brothers found out i was from Detroit they thought I was just gon be some cut-throat dude lol. Im like...aint yall from Bed Stuy? But yeah im on the Northwest end so I can tell u about over here. Got some very nice middle and upper class areas. I stay in a very nice middle class area right off 7mile and outer drive. Yeah it can be rough in some spots over here but there are also a lot of good spots.

As far as the music tip. I never really messed with Southern Hip Hop like that. I mean T.I is one of my fav rappers and they got a few artist that i like. But most of them just aren't lyrically on par with the Midwest or the East Coast. THey all about finding a the hot hook or making up some silly ass dance. I saw yesterday some clowns that are with the Stanky leg dude made up a dance called do the Ricky Bobby. The thing about the midwest we make up real dances that aren't based on something else lol. But yeah Detroit rappers are so slept on it's crazy. Royce has been creating a real buzz in the mixtape game. But don't forget the highest selling rapper all time(Eminem) is from the D. I mean unless u count Tupac "albums" after he died. As fas as Chicago not showing us love. I don't get it either. We saw what happen to Young Berg tho..lmao. But some of my favorite rappers are from the chi. Kanye, Common, and Lupe...and it's true that Midwest rappers actually rap about what they really went through. Rick Ross basically just fabricated his entire rap career.

But all in all. The haters always gon hate. Ignorant people always gon be ignorant unless u show them otherwise. I personally don't have the time to care to show them otherwise. I love where im from and I will never forget where im from. This city help make me who I am and ultimately made me a stronger person.

Since: Mar 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 Mar 5, 2009
LunOtiC say aahhh x20

Come on man Detroit's a sh** hole.

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Since: Jan 09

Detroit, MI

#5 Mar 5, 2009
I rest my case on ignorant people.
Prttybrown

United States

#6 Mar 5, 2009
Rip313 wrote:
Yeah I def feel u. But at the end of the day u just gotta realize those people are ignorant for a reason. They just don't know. They are simple minded and stereotype something off seeing a few areas or something. Every city I have ever been too has bad parts to it. Like u said, Detroit has a lot of nice areas and they are actually on the verge of trying to rebuild things downtown. Those new apartments and houses they have down the street from Motor City Casino are really nice. People just hear dumb stereotypes and think all of Detroit is poor or ghetto. Or that all of us are violent. When it's so far from the case. I read what u was saying in the other topic about going to other cities and people automatically assume u walk around with a weapon lmao. I notice that too. When i go to another city and say im from Detroit its like people automatically put there gaurd up. This happened to me in Brooklyn and Chicago. My ex girl from brooklyn and when her Brothers found out i was from Detroit they thought I was just gon be some cut-throat dude lol. Im like...aint yall from Bed Stuy? But yeah im on the Northwest end so I can tell u about over here. Got some very nice middle and upper class areas. I stay in a very nice middle class area right off 7mile and outer drive. Yeah it can be rough in some spots over here but there are also a lot of good spots.
OMG that stuff about people putting their gaurd up urks me. Im like Im a female...who is in college, graduated from one of the better DPS...why would I own a gun? smh but im so tired of everybody, especially white people, assuming that all of Detroit is bad. I mean I watch first 48 lol and a lot of the areas in MIA and Memphis Im like "I would never live there". I lived down south for two years and I can tell you that it is just as bad in some cities and maybe even worst. Just like other cities we have multi million dollar homes (on Jefferson.....im not sure about the westside once again) but because some suburban white kid comes to the city and goes to black bottom and tape it and post it on youtube everybody (like the idiot below) thinks thats what all of Detroit looks like. If I had a dollar for every time a Chicago person said "Detroit is vacant blah blah blah" I would be rich. Like ok I guess you know so much you can tell me about MY city.
Prttybrown

United States

#7 Mar 5, 2009
Rip313 wrote:
As far as the music tip. I never really messed with Southern Hip Hop like that. I mean T.I is one of my fav rappers and they got a few artist that i like. But most of them just aren't lyrically on par with the Midwest or the East Coast. THey all about finding a the hot hook or making up some silly ass dance. I saw yesterday some clowns that are with the Stanky leg dude made up a dance called do the Ricky Bobby. The thing about the midwest we make up real dances that aren't based on something else lol. But yeah Detroit rappers are so slept on it's crazy. Royce has been creating a real buzz in the mixtape game. But don't forget the highest selling rapper all time(Eminem) is from the D. I mean unless u count Tupac "albums" after he died. As fas as Chicago not showing us love. I don't get it either. We saw what happen to Young Berg tho..lmao. But some of my favorite rappers are from the chi. Kanye, Common, and Lupe...and it's true that Midwest rappers actually rap about what they really went through. Rick Ross basically just fabricated his entire rap career.
Im so over the Young Berg situation its crazy. Honestly a lot of Chicago people taking up for hima and dissin the whole Detroit for no reason....We all didnt take his chain lol. But fact of the matter is Detroit ppl have always been known to whoop an outsiders ass for talking smack. You cant come to Detroit and say fucc Detroit and not suffer consequences its common sense. Then he had the nerve to say eff Blade....if he did his homework he would know those words can get you killed. Thats like one of our artists going to NY and saying eff Biggie...why would you? and yes while Rick Ross it out here "fakin it" Blade and the Streetlords and Eastside Chedda Boys was out here LIVING it and we still looked over
Prttybrown

United States

#8 Mar 5, 2009
Rip313 wrote:
But all in all. The haters always gon hate. Ignorant people always gon be ignorant unless u show them otherwise. I personally don't have the time to care to show them otherwise. I love where im from and I will never forget where im from. This city help make me who I am and ultimately made me a stronger person.
I mean I dont care either...especially what white people say. But it just upsets me that everytime I look up some Detroit stuff on YT they find the most ignorant people and worst areas and put it on there. Like this one dude interviews these two cats one talking about "he only like lightskin" and the other talking about, and I quote "Lightskin should date lightskin and darkskin date darksin and brownskin date brownskin.......we should stick to our RACE" Im like dude are you serious....lightskin doesnt make you apart of a different race. He had the nerve to say because he was part "Sicillian" he should only date lightskin. I mean does dude know your phenotype has nothing to do with your heritage. Im brownskin of irish,choctaw (from two grand parents) and chinese descent. My bro's dark and my sister is light....Im more mixed up than him! and I was so embarrassed because MOST black men in Detroit dont even think like that!
Prttybrown

United States

#9 Mar 5, 2009
Rip313 wrote:
I rest my case on ignorant people.
right!
Prttybrown

United States

#10 Mar 5, 2009
ok wow one of my post got deleted but anyway we Detroiters know not all of Detroit is ghetto...so ima leave it at that
Prttybrown

United States

#11 Mar 5, 2009


now this is the "hood"....on e 7mile....there are no abandon houses and from what you can see most people have their grass cut the houses looked like the people maintaining them well....im very familiar with this area because I live a mile back on the eastside....some of it is ghetto but by like dequindre,ryan etc it is technically not lol

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#12 Mar 5, 2009
i'm from detroit and when i tell people that they always ask is it as bad as everyone says. I'm like no. I from the west side and I remember leaving out the house late at night, starting my car early in the morning and it still being there(lol) when it was time to go to work and everything. I have NEVER been attacked, robbed, or bothered while in detroit. I remember when dumb archer was in office and that fool didn't plow davison I got stuck and complete strangers just started digging me out. that doesn't sound like something a criminal would do

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#13 Mar 5, 2009
oh yeah back to the ghettoness (lol) although kilpatrick proved to be a dummy he tore down a lot of abandoned houses. I know I had a friend who lived off of plymouth between greenfield and southfield area and he tore down a lot of houses over there and even put up a new playground at that rec center so people can hate on detroit all they want detroit has exclusive neighborhoods and downtown is nice. Unlike this week columbus downtown i'm stuck in now
Prttybrown

United States

#14 Mar 5, 2009
justmesweetie wrote:
i'm from detroit and when i tell people that they always ask is it as bad as everyone says. I'm like no. I from the west side and I remember leaving out the house late at night, starting my car early in the morning and it still being there(lol) when it was time to go to work and everything. I have NEVER been attacked, robbed, or bothered while in detroit. I remember when dumb archer was in office and that fool didn't plow davison I got stuck and complete strangers just started digging me out. that doesn't sound like something a criminal would do
thank you thats what im saying. I have never been attacked or robbed either.....my cousins and I use to walk to the store at 2am in in which we would have to walk through and alley....and they stayed in zone 8, one of the worst areas, and I never felt unsafe. I live in the "ghetto" and although it has gotten worst from when I was little it has to do with the "hood rats" who have moved in this area.
Prttybrown

United States

#15 Mar 5, 2009
justmesweetie wrote:
oh yeah back to the ghettoness (lol) although kilpatrick proved to be a dummy he tore down a lot of abandoned houses. I know I had a friend who lived off of plymouth between greenfield and southfield area and he tore down a lot of houses over there and even put up a new playground at that rec center so people can hate on detroit all they want detroit has exclusive neighborhoods and downtown is nice. Unlike this week columbus downtown i'm stuck in now
i know what your saying people always have something to say about Kwame but he did a lot....just because he messed up in his second term doesnt mean he was an over all bad mayor. He made mistakes. Its other mayors who were smoking crack in other cities and people have nothing to say about that! come to black bottom (the worst area) it is the oldest part and thats where the 67 riots took place and that was also the FIRST area Kwame started rebuilding. Its a lot of new homes in that area as well as on Alter,Mack and other areas not to far

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Since: Nov 08

PITTSBURGH

#16 Mar 5, 2009
FCK wit haters say about your city. I got love for the D. My favorite hoop team is the pistons since da burgh doesn't have one. However, I'm pissed they traded Billups for Ivy that was stupid as hell. Yeah, but when the burgh went to the superbowl a couple years ago in 2005 ,there was nothin but love in the D for the burgh. Mainly becuase of "THE BUS" but still it was a good look. LOL hold up doe why y'all niccas smack down Katt Williams on stage like dat. I met him once he's just a little nicca lol.



FROM THE BURGH TO THE D 1LUV

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Since: Nov 08

Harvey, IL

#17 Mar 5, 2009
Prttybrown wrote:
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OMG that stuff about people putting their gaurd up urks me. Im like Im a female...who is in college, graduated from one of the better DPS...why would I own a gun? smh but im so tired of everybody, especially white people, assuming that all of Detroit is bad. I mean I watch first 48 lol and a lot of the areas in MIA and Memphis Im like "I would never live there". I lived down south for two years and I can tell you that it is just as bad in some cities and maybe even worst. Just like other cities we have multi million dollar homes (on Jefferson.....im not sure about the westside once again) but because some suburban white kid comes to the city and goes to black bottom and tape it and post it on youtube everybody (like the idiot below) thinks thats what all of Detroit looks like. If I had a dollar for every time a Chicago person said "Detroit is vacant blah blah blah" I would be rich. Like ok I guess you know so much you can tell me about MY city.
Sometimes Chicago have that situation too. Some people think that you are hard or associate with gang banging. I been to the D, and I admit went to the downtown and it seem vacant for Detroit size. My cousin stay in Southfield so I didn't see all of Detroit except went to the baseball game.

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Since: Jan 09

Detroit, MI

#18 Mar 5, 2009
Prttybrown wrote:
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I mean I dont care either...especially what white people say. But it just upsets me that everytime I look up some Detroit stuff on YT they find the most ignorant people and worst areas and put it on there. Like this one dude interviews these two cats one talking about "he only like lightskin" and the other talking about, and I quote "Lightskin should date lightskin and darkskin date darksin and brownskin date brownskin.......we should stick to our RACE" Im like dude are you serious....lightskin doesnt make you apart of a different race. He had the nerve to say because he was part "Sicillian" he should only date lightskin. I mean does dude know your phenotype has nothing to do with your heritage. Im brownskin of irish,choctaw (from two grand parents) and chinese descent. My bro's dark and my sister is light....Im more mixed up than him! and I was so embarrassed because MOST black men in Detroit dont even think like that!
Yeah...people putting there guard up is some silly ish. Lol i know exactly what u mean by watchin the first 48. Then u look at people trying to show bad areas of the D like that represents the city. Damn sure doesn't represent where I live. As far the Young Berg situation, that clown got what he deserved as far as im concerned. One thing about Detroiters is we have a lot of pride. So u should no better then to come in our city talking all that and except it to be cool.

U know what's funny tho? Here at school(University of Detroit) I here white people I hang with that always say "Detroit isn't as bad as I thought it would be." Just goes to show how the stereotypes don't hold up when u actually get to see something foreal. Lmao and dude talking about shades and saying date ur own "race." That might be the must ignorant ish I heard today. I myself am mixed(Black,White(german), and Native American. Im light skinned and im mostly attracted to darker skinned women. Its fine for him if he has a preference. But don't say no ignorant ish like we should stick to our race. That doesn't rep Detroit at all. Most Detroit dudes aren't like that. But I just stay off youtube looking at ignorant ish like that. Youtube is kinda like this board...alot of views that are detached from reality.

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Since: Jan 09

Detroit, MI

#19 Mar 5, 2009
justmesweetie wrote:
i'm from detroit and when i tell people that they always ask is it as bad as everyone says. I'm like no. I from the west side and I remember leaving out the house late at night, starting my car early in the morning and it still being there(lol) when it was time to go to work and everything. I have NEVER been attacked, robbed, or bothered while in detroit. I remember when dumb archer was in office and that fool didn't plow davison I got stuck and complete strangers just started digging me out. that doesn't sound like something a criminal would do
Exactly. I do this alot of cold morning before I go to class. I got an automatic starter now tho so I just do that. But it seems like ALL Detroiters get this stupid stereotype of violent or criminals. Some young dude got stuck outside my place a few weeks ago and I went outside and guided him out.

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Since: Jan 09

Detroit, MI

#20 Mar 5, 2009
Prttybrown wrote:
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i know what your saying people always have something to say about Kwame but he did a lot....just because he messed up in his second term doesnt mean he was an over all bad mayor. He made mistakes. Its other mayors who were smoking crack in other cities and people have nothing to say about that! come to black bottom (the worst area) it is the oldest part and thats where the 67 riots took place and that was also the FIRST area Kwame started rebuilding. Its a lot of new homes in that area as well as on Alter,Mack and other areas not to far
Im actually related to Kwame. My Dad's first cousin(his name is Daniel Ferguson) is married to his sister. I went to the wedding in November 2007 i think it was. Real talk im not a big fan of Kwame, but I can agree he did alot to start the rebuilding of some areas in the city.

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