Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, M-phazes, Aux One, Aoi
Detroit Hip Hop Royalty is in the building ! Guilty Simpson has been a corner stone of Detroit hip hop for time, blowing speakers alongside those such as J Dilla, Slum Village, Phat Kat, Black Milk and even Eminem and D12. Guilty teamed up with Dilla back in 2001, while a member of the Almighty Dreadnaughtz, and laid down his first verses to tape on what would become the Jaylib LP. Having pitched camp with Stones Throw records, a couple of appearances on the Chrome Children volumes have laid the foundations for Guilty's debut solo LP 'Ode To the Ghetto'. Rugged, raw and real - it's an antidote to plastic MCs everywhere, without even having to make that statement explicit. For this show, he's in fine company with another legend of the big D, Phat Kat. Back in '94, he passed a tape of his group First Down to Guru and Premier, kick starting the career of his then partner in crime Jay Dee and setting himself up for a long and winding journey through the industry. Unbelievable it took ten years for his first solo effort to see the light, but judging by the constant quality of his rhymes, and people finally catching on since, the delay must have been a case of the world not being ready yet.