I don’t know where I was when this banger dropped last year but I’m glad I found it! I was listening to HipHop treats on Soundcloud yesterday and came across this joint called “drunken Sleuth” by Marco Polo featuring the very dope Invincible. The track is off of Marco Polo’s album “PA2: The Directors Cut”.
“Drunken Sleuth” was written as a way to creatively call out the many forces conspiring to profit from land grabs, gentrification, displacement, voter disenfranchisement, and political corruption in Detroit. Each verse is loosely based on real stories that took place over the past five years in the city.
Since I wrote this piece many of these situations have grown exponentially worse. Bob Bobb, who was then Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit Public Schools that shut down dozens of schools and threatened to displace the block in verse one, went on to Stockton, California where he filed for that city’s bankruptcy in 2012, stripping away at lifelong city workers’ pensions. One year later, Detroit was forced to file for Bankruptcy, threatening thousands of pensions and city assets including parks, schools and even the art collection. ~Invincible