Detroit (, locally also ; French: Détroit) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is also the largest U.S. city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of government of Wayne County. The city of Detroit had a population of 639,111 at the 2020 census, making it the 27th-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area, and 14th-largest in the United States. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music, art, architecture and design, in addition to its historical automotive background.Detroit is a major port on the Detroit River, one of the four major straits that connect the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. The City of Detroit anchors the second-largest regional economy in the Midwest, behind Chicago and ahead of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the 14th-largest in the United States. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry, and the "Big Three" auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis North America are all headquartered in Metro Detroit. As of 2007, the Detroit metropolitan area is the number one exporting region among 310 defined metropolitan areas in the United States. The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is among the most important hubs in the United States. Detroit and its neighboring Canadian city Windsor are connected through a highway tunnel, railway tunnel, and the Ambassador Bridge, which is the second-busiest international crossing in North America, after San Diego–Tijuana.In 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and Alphonse de Tonty founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the future city of Detroit. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, it became an important industrial hub at the center of the Great Lakes region. The city's population became the fourth-largest in the nation in 1920, after only New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia, with the expansion of the auto industry in the early 20th century. As Detroit's industrialization took off, the Detroit River became the busiest commercial hub in the world. The strait carried over 65 million tons of shipping commerce through Detroit to locations all over the world each year; the freight throughput was more than three times that of New York and about four times that of London. By the 1940s, the city's population remained the fourth-largest in the country. However, due to industrial restructuring, the loss of jobs in the auto industry, and rapid suburbanization, among other reasons, Detroit entered a state of urban decay and lost considerable population from the late 20th century to the present. Since reaching a peak of 1.85 million at the 1950 census, Detroit's population has declined by more than 65 percent. In 2013, Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, which it successfully exited in December 2014, when the city government regained control of Detroit's finances.Detroit's diverse culture has had both local and international influence, particularly in music, with the city giving rise to the genres of Motown and techno, and playing an important role in the development of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and punk. The rapid growth of Detroit in its boom years resulted in a globally unique stock of architectural monuments and historic places. Since the 2000s conservation efforts have managed to save many architectural pieces and achieved several large-scale revitalizations, including the restoration of several historic theatres and entertainment venues, high-rise renovations, new sports stadiums, and a riverfront revitalization project. More recently, the population of Downtown Detroit, Midtown Detroit, and various other neighborhoods have increased. An increasingly popular tourist destination, Detroit receives 19 million visitors per year. In 2015, Detroit was named a "City of Design" by UNESCO, the first U.S. city to receive that designation.


June 29, 2022

Goldenboy Countup Sounds Like Red Foxx From the Trap on ‘Air Fryer’

The Florida MC raps like he's from Detroit — and he's hilarious. See why his "Air Fryer" is a Song You Need to Know

June 27, 2022

Hot 100 First-Timers: Veeze Arrives With Lil Baby & 42 Dugg Collab ‘U-Digg’

The Detroit rapper & social media personality is officially a Hot 100 hitmaker.

June 22, 2022

The Armed Announce New Live Concert Film and Soundtrack

Ultrapop: Live at the Masonic captures the band’s performance at the titular Detroit venue

June 22, 2022

Dave Matthews Sings Sixto Rodriguez’s Praises During Concert: ‘He Was as Important to Me as Bob Dylan’

Rodriguez is a Detroit singer-songwriter who was the subject of the Academy Award-winning 2012 documentary 'Searching For Sugar Man.'

June 22, 2022

‘Honestly, Nevermind’ producer Gordo talks house music influence on new Drake album: “We started it”

“We all know that house music back in the day in Chicago and Detroit comes from the Black community and gay community” The post ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ producer Gordo talks house music influence on new Drake album: “We started it” appeared first on NME.

June 17, 2022

Lil Baby Unleashes New Song and Video for "U-Digg" f/ 42 Dugg and Veeze

Lil Baby has dropped off a new song and video for "U-Digg" with appearances from Detroit rappers 42 Dugg and Veeze. Baby also directed the accompanying video.

June 11, 2022

Thousands Rally in Nationwide Protests Against Gun Violence

Organizers of March for Our Lives say there were about 450 planned demonstrations for Saturday. The rallies took place in cities like NYC, Detroit, LA, and D.C.

June 10, 2022

French Montana Enlists Babyface Ray for New Single "Drive By"

Just a few weeks after the release of his latest single "Alcatraz," French Montana taps Detroit rapper Babyface Ray for his brand new song "Drive By."

June 8, 2022

D.L. Hughley and Mo'Nique's Contract Dispute: What You Need to Know

The contract-centered feud between the two comedians has persisted in the public eye since the two stars shared the bill at a show in Detroit.

June 8, 2022

How a Lost Funk Gem From a Detroit House Legend Wound Up in the Closet of Rolling Stones Records Head Earl McGrath

Track is one of 22 previously unreleased recordings found in the archives of industry bon vivant Earl McGrath, and featured on the compilation, Earl's Closet

June 7, 2022

D.L. Hughley Criticizes Mo’Nique for ‘Weaponizing’ His Daughter’s Sexual Trauma: ‘You Are a Monster’

The back-and-forth between D.L. Hughley and Mo'Nique has persisted for days following a contract-related dispute spurred by a show in Detroit.

June 3, 2022

Viral Clip Shows Drake Reportedly Covering Tab for Two Women in Detroit Bar

A viral clip shows Drake reportedly covering a tab for two women's drinks in a Detroit bar, with the woman who filmed the video telling TMZ he's "courteous."

June 2, 2022

Movement 2022 Reminded Us That Techno Is Detroit: The Festival’s 13 Best Sets

The revered house and techno festival returned to Detroit this past weekend, featuring genre legends and launching countless Shazams.

June 1, 2022

Event & Arena Marketing Conference Returns to Honor SoFi Stadium’s Vanessa Kromer

Plus: Kosha Irby from Professional Bull Riders and Rosanne Kozerski Brown from the Detroit Red Wings will be inducted into the EAMC Hall of Fame at Minneapolis event.

May 31, 2022

D.L. Hughley and Mo’Nique Continue Heated Back-and-Forth Over Contract Dispute

Over the weekend, the two kept going at it over Mo’Nique’s claims that her contract for the Comedy Explosion in Detroit  stipulated she would be the headliner.

May 27, 2022

DJ Minx’s Movement Festival Playlist: 10 Essential Tracks

A true aficionado of the festival and its music, Detroit native DJ Minx selects 10 essential tracks to spin in homage to Movement.

May 27, 2022

Carl Craig Talks Celebrating Planet E Communications 30th Anniversary at Movement Fest: ‘It’s Coming Back Stronger This Year’

A 30-track compilation out now includes Craig's work under various monikers along with Planet E releases from the Detroit Experiment, Niko Marks, Fabrice Lig, Waajeed, Moritz Von Oswald and more.

May 26, 2022

Ahead of Her Hometown Show at Movement, DJ Holographic Talks Detroit, Representation & Not Wanting ‘The Ikea Furniture Of Success’

"When I watch men build [success], it's kind of like they’re building Ikea furniture. I don't want Ikea furniture; I don't want this cheap thing, I want something a little nicer."

May 24, 2022

Win Movement afterparty tickets to late night performances for ACRAZE, Taraka Detroit [Contests]

Enter here to win tickets to two different Movement afterparties in Detroit over Memorial Day Weekend. Learn more. The post Win Movement afterparty tickets to late night performances for ACRAZE, Taraka Detroit [Contests] appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

May 24, 2022

Win Memorial Day weekend afterparty tickets to late night performances for ACRAZE, and Taraka Detroit [Contests]

Enter here to win your way into ACRAZE and Taraka Detroit afterparties over Memorial Day Weekend. The post Win Memorial Day weekend afterparty tickets to late night performances for ACRAZE, and Taraka Detroit [Contests] appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

May 23, 2022

Killing Nothing

The prolific Detroit rapper continues his dazzling run with yet another album of detail-rich, tightly-constructed street rap.

May 20, 2022

42 Dugg Delivers Video for New Track "Soon" f/ Arabian

The song comes as the Detroit rapper remains behind bars for failing to surrender to police in April. "Soon" marks Dugg's first release since his incarceration.

May 20, 2022

These Women Rappers Are Busting Up New York Drill’s Boys’ Club

Plus more highs and lows from the world of rap this week, including a twerk-ready summer anthem from Glorilla and the stellar new tape from Shaudy Kash, the smoothest rapper in Detroit.

May 17, 2022


Balancing broad comedy with pointed political satire, the Detroit rapper continues his evolution from skilled MC to producer polymath on his latest album.

May 12, 2022

Skrillex cancels upcoming festival dates, cites focus on new albums

Skrillex to focus on new album, cancels upcoming festival dates at Sunset Music Festival and Movement Detroit. The post Skrillex cancels upcoming festival dates, cites focus on new albums appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

May 8, 2022


Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the quintessential release from the Detroit producer, a 2000 mix of house and techno that forms a capacious document of the sounds of his city.

May 8, 2022

Benzino Responds to Coi Leray's Defense of Eminem's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Coi Leray shared a message of support for Eminem, after her father called out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for inducting the Detroit rapper.

May 7, 2022

Prosecutors Say 42 Dugg Claimed He Was Sovereign Citizen Immune to Federal Laws

Federal prosecutors shared more details about the extensive manhunt for the Detroit rapper, who was arrested this week for failing to surrender.

May 6, 2022

Man Who Had Marijuana Vending Machine Bolted to His House Earned $2,000 a Day for 4 Years

A man told investigators that he was making $2,000 a day selling marijuana from a vending machine attached to his Detroit home, federal agents said.

May 6, 2022

Coi Leray Expresses Support for Eminem After Benzino Blasts Detroit MC's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Benzino criticized the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for inducting Em, saying there were hundreds of Black artists who were more deserving of the honor.