Rating: 5 stars
Welcome to Detroit City!
Meet Eminem at a Detroit club. The atmosphere is hot and heavy in the Detroit club where people get crunk in no time. Detroit is a dangerous city where eye contact can get you killed in no time. It looks like some drunk bad ass gangsta doesn’t really like Eminem, he keeps staring at him in a very strange way.
In a thug’s world connections matter as much as they do in the music industry. Real thugs often belong to a gang. A gang gives him the feeling to belong to a family and also protects him from other street gangs.
Eminem is lucky to be befriended with one of the best known Â« big bosses Â» from Detroit: Trick Trick.
Everybody respects and fears Trick Trick in Detroit City, as Eminem points it out:
Â« Ask around and they all know Tricky
That’s whats good man they all say Trickyâ€¦ Â»
As the situation is becoming tricky, Eminem calls his friend Trick Trick who is ready to jump in with his crew, Goon Sqwad.
Goon Squad is composed of Trick Trick, Diezell, Thrilla, Bosalino, Proof, Good Money, 4DFUNK, Big Tone, Big Boy and many other guys from the Detroit ghetto who gather to make some quality music.
Whoever deals with Trick Trick aka Christian Mathis deals with the real. Not only is Trick Trick real in his music he is also a certified gangsta. Let him introduce himself and you will understand very fast why people better not fuck with him:
Â« My bad almost forgot to introduce myself
My name is Trick Trick, head of the Goon Sqwad
And gangsta, been bangin’ the underground since 95 we’re bangin
Elected to be the villain, and certified a menace
Holdin’ it down since I paroled, up outta prison
You heard about me, you just didn’t know it was me
All the treacherous, evil deeds of the D you ever see
Pickin’ that kid up in the game, I just wasn’t chasin’ the fame
I been chasin’ the paper product and givin’ lames the pain
Accusations of violence you know you done heard of that
A quarter of a million dollars for beatin’ a murder rap
And my boy holdin’ me up, Shady done put it out
Trick Trick and Eminem, Detroit back in the houseâ€¦ Â»
Trick Trick runs the streets of the D and his apparition in the club stops the conflict in no time. Runyon Ave Soldiers are also ready to join in. Picture Proof and his fellows in the club. Everybody sticks up for Eminem who shows true love to Detroit and its rapping scene. Detroit emcees and local labels like Trick Trick’s label, Wonderboy Entertainment and the Rock Bottom label are represented in the song. The crowd raises its hands and acclaims its heroes, Trick Trick and Eminem.
Globally, the video is very well done. It enlightens the realness of the Detroit ghetto and its players. The video doesn’t resemble the many commercial videos on the market. It shows the streets the way they are and introduces you in the pleasant world of gangsta rap.
Trick Trick is a raising Detroit star who inked a deal with Universal Records two weeks ago. Christian Mathis has a huge potential as an artist, an original and raw voice and he fully masters his role with some undeniable street credibility.
Combined with Eminem’s incredible talent, Trick Trick’s performances are high quality work. Don’t miss Welcome To Detroit City. The video is fully worth it!