Check out Will See performing “Take tha House Back”, his dedication to communities fighting evictions and mass foreclosures in Detroit. This song is extremely timely, considering the hundreds of thousands of Detroiters who are currently facing displacement. Will’s call to “Take tha House Back” comes as Quicken Loans mogul Dan Gilbert faces federal charges for inequitable loaning practices, even while benefiting from the image he crafted for himself as the benevolent savior of the city and eliminator of of blight.
Will’s music uplifts the Detroit spirit of resistance, resilience, and land reclamation in the face of these challenges.
This video of Will See video is produced by Emergence Media, filmed and edited by Tim Jagielo.
Emergence presented the "I Do Mind Dying" Live Action Mixtape on July 19, 2014 at Detroit's New Center Park. The event was hosted by and featured performances from Invincible, Miz Korona, and Tunde Olaniran.
Will See is an organizer and cultural worker from Detroit. An MC, spoken word poet, performance artist, and cultural organizer he has flowed throughout the Midwest with the Long Hairz Collective and is featured on their CDs Dreadlocks and Pony Tales, and Burning. He works as East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC)'s Climate Justice Director. He is one of the founding members of the D.Blair Theater Space and LightBox Youth Media Productions in the space of the Cass Corridor Commons. Will See dropped his first solo hip-hop CD "The Basics" includes Environmental Justice anthems such as "Water Power", "Take tha House Back", and "Respiration" and is available here. His second project is a spiritual mixtape called SOL SWGGR found here.
Gayelynn McKinney (drums)
Ibrahim Jones (bass)
Tony Gordon (keys)
C Sharpe and Detroit Urban Stringz (string section)
DJ Los (turntables)
“Emergence Media and Dirt Tech Reck presents…Alright!”
Thursday July 30th 6-9pm at New Center Park in Detroit
Free. All ages. Wheelchair accessible.