Considering a large percentage of Detroit-bred rappers look up to veterans like Elzhi, Royce Da 5’9″, Obie Trice, Black Milk, J Dilla and especially Eminem, it’s no secret many of the city’s buzzing and more established artists dream of aligning themselves with the previously mentioned greats.
FoWL, who will passionately “Support The City” of Detroit through thick and thin once had a run in with Eminem in 2010 after being hand selected by the man himself, Alchemist and Mr. Porter during the year’s Red Bull Emcee battle.
To celebrate the inaugural episode of his Coming Home, FoWL references his hometown hero with a lighthearted, fun video titled “Shady Aftermath” — but don’t let the goofiness of the clip turn you away, as the entire track is laced with bars, while also paying homage to Heidelberg TV, which, according to their Facebook page was an event created by “renowned 30-year-old Heidelberg Project of Detroit. The mission of this outdoor art environment, which results in the transformation of rundown areas on Detroit’s east side into vibrant urban neighborhoods where creativity thrives, is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.”
“Heidelberg Television was created during the fires of 2013 – 2014 when someone, intending to wreak havoc, maliciously dumped a large broken television on Heidelberg Street (Heidelberg Project). After three days of contemplation, it came to me to transform this act into something positive,’ explains Guyton.
‘Heidelberg Television has become the neighborhood entertainment place for children in the Heidelberg Project community. They now have a REAL reality show where the name of the game is to make it up! The smiles and joy on the children faces who participate and help to create Heidelberg Television, puts a smile in my heart and lets me know that I have awaken their imaginations.”