Music » Local Music

Who's your daddy?

Detroit Lions tough guy linebacker gets tender before the playoffs


Justin Durant: “You'll have to go through me to talk to my daughter. Good luck."
  • Justin Durant: “You'll have to go through me to talk to my daughter. Good luck."

OK, OK, OK, I'm sorry. My most sincere apologies for slacking over the past month but I've been busy trying to make a little history in Detroit. I'm almost positive you would rather see me making tackles than writing blogs lol. I also celebrated the birth of my first child, a girl, and have been contemplating jail time when she starts talking to boys (I'm serious). My normally iron-clad exterior has been penetrated by my baby girl and my heart has become tender. It's crazy out here. Tender tunes have filled my playlists religiously, it's cool though. TM:103 just dropped to save me but that's another story for another day. Today I'm giving you a quick rundown of 15 songs that have been in constant rotation for the past month or so. Don't judge me, I'm letting you guys in on something that is G14 classified.

1. Shai "Tender Love"

2. R. Kelly "Having A Baby"

3. Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"

4. Jodeci "Forever My Lady"

5. The O'Jays "Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)

6. Toni Braxton "You Mean The World To Me"

7. Teddy P (yeah P): "When Somebody Loves You Back"

8. Isley Brothers "Living For The Love Of You"

9. The Impressions "I'm So Proud"

10. The Stylistics "You Make Me Feel Brand New"

11. LTD ft. Jeffrey Osborne "Love Ballad"

12. D'Angelo "Lady"

13. Hi-Five "I Like the Way (the Kissing Game)"

14. Jagged Edge "Promise" (original and remix)

15. Chante Moore "Love's Taken Over"

*Bonus Track

Ghostface Killah "All That I Got Is You"

Just a deep song about his struggles growing up without a father, and living with a large family. "Two shared the same spoon watching Saturday cartoons" was a line that I always had a mental picture of. Real Music. Had to put a brief description of this joint.

So there you have it. Just a couple megabytes worth of songs that I've been vibing to. They were apart of my playlist entitled "Coolin." Feel free to add these tracks to whatever playlist you see fit; everybody's different lol. Football fans be sure to continue to support your Lions, we are on a mission! Happy Holidays to you all. I'm out.


Justin Durant is a linebacker for the Detroit Lions. Follow him on twitter at @JDurant52. Send comments to

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.