William E. Ketchum III

William E. Ketchum III

Writer + Editor

William E. Ketchum III is a journalist who covers music, pop culture, race, culture and social justice.

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A Requiem for Baby Girl - BLAC Detroit - September 2016

Assessing Aaliyah’s legacy 15 years after we lost her is necessary, if heart-wrenching. Still, her spirit lives in the next generation of Detroit’s female artists.

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B.L.A.C.

With firm footing in Detroit hip-hop, Black Milk turns his ear to jazz - BLAC Detroit - June 2016

Nat Turner is the sample-driven rapper-producer's new project, which is centered around live instruments and original compositions.

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B.L.A.C.

The Cream of Detroit's Hip-Hop Crop is Beloved All Over--Except Detroit

Detroit rappers have won a hard-fought battle to be recognized among hip-hop heads, but as the city’s pioneers take their ‘Kings Court’ tour overseas, hometown love remains elusive. Will the triumphs ever come full circle?

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B.L.A.C.

A Requiem for Baby Girl

Assessing Aaliyah’s legacy 15 years after we lost her is necessary, if heart-wrenching. Still, her spirit lives in the next generation of Detroit’s female artists....