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Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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Today we see a different side of Detroit with the dope DOPEDIV trio and their new video for “Los Div.” It’s a bugged out vibe, that gives me that “Mystery of Chessboxing” feel for 2016.

DaG did the beat and it appears on DOPEDIV’s Office Hours project. Wild out with these three ghostface emcees below. - FAKESHOREDRIVE


The Detroit collective DopeDiv stays true to their name releasing their organically dope Hip-Hop project “Coney Run.”
DopeDiv’s smooth lyrics, modern-day soulful boom bap like sound, and the right amount of edginess help coordinate what will be considered a classic in their catalog. DopeDiv, meaning “Dope standing for Defeating Other People’s Expectations,” consists of rappers Huey Fre$man, Jru Nukem and ALI Keys who also doubles as their in-house producer. Huey Fre$man and ALI Keys have been rapping together since 2007, and Jru Nukem was added to the group in 2009, formerly known as Quite Krispy, they later changed in their name to DopeDiv in 2011. The flow of their new EP Coney Run is tailored to be perfect to cruise and chill to.

Coney Run is based on famous Coney Island Restaurant chains in Detroit. According to the group, the album was designed for that late night, early morning drive to the closest Coney restaurant providing a soundtrack as a way of connecting with their local fan base. They recently opened up for well known LA rapper Dom Kennedy on the Detroit stop of his tour. Hard pays off as signs of DopeDiv’s influence is slowly but surely leaking out of their city and onto a national landscape. This is only the beginning.
Two things are clear on Coney Run, DopeDiv’s enthusiasm for classic Hip Hop culture, and their love for their city, Detroit. Lyrics like “Wanna get popped like faygo” and “1986, Maserati Rick” details how deep Detroit runs in their veins. The project is nostalgic with name drops of music figures from 1980s to the 2000s, mentioning people like Phyllis Hyman and Curtis Blow, and embodying Notorious B.I.G.’s flow by saying “Screw up on that swishahouse/That draped up and dripped out,” shows that these guys know their musical forefathers.
The production is heavily based on sampling Hip-Hop and R&B hits from the 1980s and 1990s, featuring samples from songs like Jay-Z’s “Imaginary Players,” Teddy Pendergrass’ “Love TKO,” and the famously sampled “Na Boca Do Sol” by Arthur Verocai. At the same time “Coney Run” is wrapped in originality because the group doesn’t follow the same sonic blueprints as some popular present day artists from the same city. They weave through tracks with flawless chemistry. The group has always been trendsetters not only with their music, but with their vintage-like fashion sense sporting things like four-finger rings, Rolexes, Cuban Links and Cartier frames.
Check out the EP Coney Run below while you ride and roll and dust the lemon pepper off your seats. - AMFMLIFE


The Detroit trio DopeDiv (acronym for Defeating Other People’s Expectations) opened up around 9 p.m. with a high octane 30-minute set. The group is made up of Freshmen, Ali Keys, and Jru Nukem. They bounced, cracked jokes, pulled out instrumentals from “The Benjamins” and Snoop Dog’s “What’s My Name” and preformed cuts off their November-released mixtape, Office Hours - METRO TIMES


Hey Gang!! On this episode i got a chance to sit down with Huey Freshman, Ali & JRU of DopeDiv. I hit them with a slightly different #Chey5 of "If you had to add 2 more established artists to your group, who would it be??" they all had very UNIQUE answers lol In this interview, we had a chance to discuss: how they came about & what makes them work as a group and keeps them together. What was it that made you realize music was "it" for you?? Opening for Dom Kennedy Squeezed Cheese vs Sliced & most importantly breakdown their latest project "Coney Run" now available everywhere. This episode's intro is actually my favorite track "Champions". This whole project is so smooth start to finish and makes you just wanna hop in the car & cruise around. I'm telling y'all go listen to this you absolutely will NOT be disappointed. Follow the guys of @itsdopediv -- @dopediv_huey @dopediv_ali @dopediv_jru & download their newest project "Coney Run" available everywhere NOW. - VIEWS FROM THE THICK


Looking for a move this weekend?

In celebration of #BlackMusicMonth, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting a rap concert with performances by DopeDiv, Hysteric, & Jaye Prime!

Visitors can enjoy the live music, a DJ, great food, lots of shopping, and our premium ca$h bar.

What are you waiting for? Tickets are only $10 online or at the door!

Don't forget to share this link in your group chat & on social media ? - THE WRIGHT MUSEUM


Still working on that hot first release.



Meet DopeDiv hailing from Detroit, Michigan, this powerful trio enters the game as a well rounded group, complete with a producer, lyricists and a natural charisma. DopeDiv, DOPE being an acronym for Defeating Other People’s Expectations, will withstand the test of time, as time is what holds them together. The Div are family, before musicians, consisting of brothers, ALI. Keys (23) and Huey FRE$MAN (25), and their cousin, JRU Nukem (27). The Div has a classic hiphop style and sound, which sets them apart from any group in today’s digital industry. Influenced by greats, from A Tribe Called Quest, to Wu Tang Clan, DopeDiv adds a neoteric and original flare to their smooth and classic sound, topping it off with a raw and energetic-soul appeal. Intriguing to modern day fans, and paying homage to the legends that paved the way for them, every new track leaves fans hungry for more.

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