What is D-TENSION? It’s the place where Detroit’s baddest MCs, poets, DJs and breakers get sent every other month. It is also the latest invention of Detroit Summer’s Live Arts Media Project (LAMP)—a group of youth and local artists/activists who are using hip hop to transform the city, starting with the Detroit Public Schools.

The first ever D-TENSION show will be hosted by Detroit based emcees: Quest M.C.O.D.Y., MarvWon and Miz Korona. The evening’s featured performers are: Invincible, Finale, Niacal Youngstarz, Cylabul and Starlet, along with DJs Sicari, Doctor Seuss Jr., and Kyle Hall aka Kase n Point. Hardcore Detroit will also grace the dance-floor with their signature style and energy.

D-TENSION will also include an MC Challenge—where up and coming emcees will compete to see who has the most well rounded skills. Everyone is invited to participate, but space is limited so make sure to arrive early and sign up at the door. The winner will be rewarded free studio time at Spot Runners Studio, and clothing from 2:37am urban design.

According to co-host and organizer Quest M.C.O.D.Y., “D-TENSION is a one-of-a-kind event—it’s bringing the best of the Detroit hip hop scene together with up-and-coming youth artists, as well as giving youth in the city a drama-free place to hang.”
“The name D-TENSION is inspired by the unfair suspension and criminalization policies many youth experience in schools. This show will serve as a space to release stress that comes with these policies, in order to transform them.” Adds renowned Detroit MC, Invincible.

D-TENSION kicks off January 12th, 2008 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at The Shelter, right behind St. Andrews Hall—431 E. Congress between Beaubien and Brush.

All-Ages. Admission is a $5 donation. All proceeds will benefit Detroit Summer.

D-TENSION will take place every other month.

Contact info@detroitsummer.org or call 313-903-0322 for more information.


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