Boog Brown and Apollo Brown Release a New Ode to the City



Just yesterday I was thinking how timeless Sammy Davis Jr's jazzy "Hello Detroit" song is and how for 35 years now, people have been writing ditties about how Detroit is struggling yet absolutely beautiful.

Now today, Detroit resident Apollo Brown and former Detroiter Boog Brown released a song with a similar message, albeit set to Apollo's daft production and Boog's witty wordplay. The song is simply called "Detroit" and quickly lets anybody who doesn't know the first thing about the city know what's real. Similar to Sammy Davis Jr.'s ode, Belle Isle gets a shoutout as Boog breaks down what makes the 313 such a special place to call home. Be on the look out for new vinyl from Boog Brown in a matter of weeks as it looks like she's gearing up to make 2012 a strong year. This is just a taste.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.