Check out the excellent, psychedelic video for 'Solar Plexus' by Detroit rapper Tone Pérignon


Posted ten days ago, the first video (that we know of) by Detroit rapper Tone Pérignon deserves a look and a listen. On the YouTube page we're informed that the video "is a brief glimpse into Tone's consciousness," and that "the title comes from one of the seven Hindu chakras, the solar plexus representing fire and the power of transformation." The strobe-o-rific video was directed by Tone with Jordan Reed; the track mixed and produced by HollaGrafik at Hollagrafik Studios. 
I didn't know this artist's work before today, despite the fact that he's been prolific the last few years (to judge by his Soundcloud), and I look forward to digging in to the other tracks soon. Detroit has so much talent; it's hard to keep up! He's smart enough to just send along one hype paragraph, and here it is:

Tone Pérignon is an artist, musician, and poet from Detroit, Michigan. Just like the fine champagne, the Pérignon lifestyle is that of luxury — an element Tone seems to capture in every crafted rhyme. Tone embraces Hip-Hop culture and always incorporates the art of sampling when considering production.

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.