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    Best of Michigan Rap 2013

    One of my favorite parts of hosting The Cultural Vibe with Jahshua Smith was making playlists every week for my segment of the show. So I’ll be using SpeechIsMyHammer to get my DJ/armchair A&R on and share some of the music I’m digging with you guys. Here’s a playlist I made of my favorite Michigan [...]

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    William E. Ketchum III’s Flint Journal highlights

    I haven’t posted very much since I started working at The Flint Journal in January 2012, so I want to update you guys on some of the things I’ve done while working here. I’ve interviewed some fantastic people, seen talented Flint people ascend to nationwide/global fame, and chronicled some important things to happen in Flint. [...]

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    Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier: The EP (Spotify Playlist)

    Many hip-hop fans will readily admit that Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier are two of the genre’s most talented people. Bar for bar, Nickel can hang with anyone with a pen and pad, and Premo has hundreds of classic records under his belt. And ever since the duo dropped their timeless first single “Boom” [...]

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    Moleskine and Evernote’s Smart Notebook

    This is a pretty interesting project. The descriptions I’ve read seem really convoluted, but the video above makes perfect sense. Moleskine is a company known for its notebooks and journals, and anyone who follows me knows how much of a junkie I am for their products. Evernote is a respected app that allows users to [...]

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    The Top 10 Michigan Hip-Hop Albums Of 2011

    As I’ve shown in my coverage on MichiganHipHop, NPR and more, 2011 has been a banner year for hip-hop from the Wolverine Spartan State. More than any other time I can remember, all sides of the Mitten’s rap scene have found success: the soulful sound, the hardnosed boom bap, the mainstream gloss, and everything in [...]

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    HipHopDX’s Top 10 Mixtapes Of 2011

    While putting together our year-end lists, the staff at HipHopDX voted on what we thought were the top 10 mixtapes of 2011. After deciding what made the cut, editors asked me to write captions to sum up each nominee. The graphic above highlights Big K.R.I.T.’s Return of 4Eva, Elzhi’s Elmatic and Danny Brown’s XXX, but [...]

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    William E. Ketchum III With MTV RapFix

    I haven’t made a formal announcement, or even shared many of my links yet, only because I wanted to get into my groove with them first. Still, I wanted to share it with you guys since it seems to be official now. On Friday, December 9, 2011, I became a member of the team at [...]

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    WEK3 On The Newsstand

    I’m admittedly late in this post (which is why I’m making it on a Sunday), but I figured I would let all of you know just in case you still have the issues laying around. I’m in a couple magazines right now though, check them out if you’d like. In order from the most recent: [...]

SpeechIsMyHammer is the home page for William E. Ketchum III, a entertainment/technology journalist and artist manager. Check here for everything WEK3: his latest pieces with Flint Journal | MLive Media Group, new music from his clients, personal blogs, and more.

Clear Soul Forces

Best of Michigan Rap 2013

One of my favorite parts of hosting The Cultural Vibe with Jahshua Smith was making playlists every week for my segment of the show. So I’ll be using SpeechIsMyHammer to get my DJ/armchair A&R on and share some of the music I’m digging with you guys. Here’s a playlist I made of my favorite Michigan [...]

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William E. Ketchum III’s Flint Journal highlights

I haven’t posted very much since I started working at The Flint Journal in January 2012, so I want to update you guys on some of the things I’ve done while working here. I’ve interviewed some fantastic people, seen talented Flint people ascend to nationwide/global fame, and chronicled some important things to happen in Flint. [...]

DJ Premier and Royce Da 5'9"

Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier: The EP (Spotify Playlist)

Many hip-hop fans will readily admit that Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier are two of the genre’s most talented people. Bar for bar, Nickel can hang with anyone with a pen and pad, and Premo has hundreds of classic records under his belt. And ever since the duo dropped their timeless first single “Boom” [...]