Detroit, also know as the Motor City, the D or D-Town, is steeped in cultural history and home to Detroit Techno. While it may be most famous as the birthplace of the automobile, Detroit is about so much more than cars. The Motor City boasts thriving art, music, sports, dining, and nightlife scenes.
Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Samuel Riddle is an artist manager at Roc Nation; currently working with Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion and additional talent. Having lived across the States most recently in hotels while traveling, he identifies the spirit of Detroit as his biggest inspiration because of the gravitation pull of home he feels from the city. From sneaker shops and weed dispensaries to his favourite book stores, Samuel shares his favourite spots across the city which he calls home.
A little tip if you’re travelling to the D, know your difference between your Coney Islands. Coney Island is a seaside Brooklyn, NY neighbourhood. In Detroit, it’s a term that appears after the name of many restaurants and basically means a diner. Coney Islands are cheap and comfortable, with unlimited coffee refills, an impressive range of hot dogs, and big omelettes. Samuel includes the decades-long rivalry between two of the originals, American and Lafayette, located next to each other downtown.