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Guilty Simpson was born in Detroit, the son and grandson of the family’s performing musicians in his father and grandfather. At age four, Simpson and his mother began traveling with an aunt in the military, living in California and Birmingham, Alabama, before settling back in...

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Chrome Children Tour Photos: USA, 2006

Chrome Children Tour, USA.: Madlib, PB Wolf, J Rocc, Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Aloe Blacc, MED, Koushik, and Wildchild toured from California to Canada, to... Read More

Coming Out Hard

Remember when Prodigy threatened to "rock you in the face [and] stab your brain with your nose bone" on "Shook Ones Pt. II"? In an... Read More

The Verdict

Guilty Simpson is a beast on the mic. He’s dirty and raw and reeks of Detroit swagger, and, when all gears are grinding, he’s also... Read More

A Cappellas

We occasionally get emails from people asking for us to send them MC a cappellas, but like Guilty Simpson said, “I don't write raps for... Read More

Random Axe: Guilty Simpson + Sean Price + Black Milk

Random Axe is the new group from Stones Throw's Guilty Simpson, with Sean Price and Black Milk. Random Axe - Monster Babies (MP3) Read More

Guilty Simpson talks “Stress” and Dilla

Originally published on Dominic Umile's blog dominicumile.wordpress.com In a story I wrote about a handful of Detroit talents in 2007 — I talked to Guilty... Read More

Guilty Simpson and MED: Europe Tour, December 2009

Guilty Simpson & MED will tour Europe in December with DJ Dez and Ben from Cologne's Turntable Jazz & I Love Wax. Look for Guilty... Read More

Guilty Simpson and MED in Paris, Photos by Mr. Mass

Guilty Simpson & MED live in Paris with Sean Price, Illa J & Frank Nitty. Thanks to Mr. Mass for the flicks (www). New stuff... Read More

Guilty Simpson “Before the Verdict” track leak and acappella

Guilty Simpson and Madlib are working on the album OJ Simpson which is set for April release, and Madlib has just released Madlib Medicine Show... Read More

Video: Guilty Simpson live with Will Sessons Big Band

Guilty Simpson Big Band, live with Will Sessions at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI on October 2, 2009. Video by Jeremy Deputat of Public Media... Read More

Episode 1: Guilty Simpson Live with Will Sessions Big Band

We posted a clip from this show a couple weeks back, and since then it was decided to post the whole show as a series... Read More

Guilty Simpson “Y'all Scared” Oh No Remix

Here's another track off Oh No's collection of Guilty Simpson remixes, Ghettodes. GUILTY SIMPSON - Y'ALL SCARED (MP3) Fuck it.  Here's another. GUILTY SIMPSON -... Read More

Episode 3: Guilty Simpson Live with Will Sessions Big Band

Guilty Simpson live with the Will Sessions Big Band at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI on Oct. 2, 2009. Video by Jeremy Deputat of Public... Read More

Episodes 4-6: Guilty Simpson Live with Will Sessions Big Band

Guilty Simpson live with the Will Sessions Big Band at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI on Oct. 2, 2009. Video by Jeremy Deputat of Public... Read More

Guilty Simpson “Friends Only”

IN THE STORE GUILTY SIMPSON - FRIENDS ONLY 45 & OJ SIMPSON (ALBUM) CD & LP with bonus 45 Ahead of the May 18 release... Read More

Download: Guilty Simpson and Bumps "Drums"

Download: Guilty Simpson & Bumps "Drums" (MP3) This is Guilty Simpson with Bumps, the drummers of the band Tortoise, with J.Rocc on the cut. Bumps,... Read More

Guilty Simpson + Madlib = OJ Simpson

IN THE STORE GUILTY SIMPSON - OJ SIMPSON Album produced by Madlib Guilty Simpson + Madlib = OJ Simpson.  Out now.  CD & LP ship... Read More

Random Axe - The Hex (Audio)

Guilty Simpson's group Random Axe with Sean Price and Black Milk have an album dropping June 14th on the Duckdown label. Here's a new track... Read More

BACK ON VINYL: Madlib Medicine Show #1

IN THE STORE: MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW #1: BEFORE THE VERDICT 2LP Vinyl edition of Medicine Show #1 featuring Guilty Simpson, back in print with standard... Read More

Paul White + Guilty Simpson "Trust" (Video)

Guilty Simpson joins UK producer Paul White on "Trust," a track from Rapping With Paul White, due August 22, 2011 on the label One Handed... Read More

The Will Sessions album: free download

Eight-piece soul-funk ensemble Will Sessions began making a name for themselves by playing gigs with fellow Detroit natives Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, and Phat Kat,... Read More

Oh No + Dolemite = Ohnomite

Oh No's album Ohnomite, based on samples from Rudy Ray Moore's Dolemite, will be released June 5th on Five Day Weekend. Look for an exclusive... Read More

Quakers - Fitta Happier (Video)

Quakers featuring Guilty Simpson, MED and the Quakers All-Star Brass Band. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers - Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow),... Read More

Oh No and Guilty Simpson - Ultimate Athletes (New Heights Remix) - Unreleased

Oh No has remixed Guilty Simpson's OJ Simpson album. No word on whether we'll get to hear the whole thing, but here's a track Oh... Read More

Guilty Simpson and Oh No – THE SIMPSON TAPE

In the store | GUILTY SIMPSON - THE SIMPSON TAPE Guilty Simpson has some new tracks produced entirely by Oh No – The Simpson Tape... Read More

Guilty Simpson – "Vanguard Organization"

For a while now, Guilty Simpson has been working on a new album with Katalyst of Quakers, the 30+ member rap supergroup who came out... Read More

Guilty Simpson – “Animal”

“Treat us animal like, but we don’t even get animal rights” Another one from Guilty Simpson produced by Katalyst, following last month's single Vanguard Organization.... Read More

Guilty Simpson – DETROIT'S SON

In the store | GUILTY SIMPSON - DETROIT'S SON Produced by Katalyst of Quakers. Guilty Simpson may have worked with hip-hop production luminaries from as... Read More

Check out the video for Guilty Simpson's “The D”

Guilty Simpson's album Detroit's Son came out last Friday. Here's the music video for "The D" directed by Eric Coleman. Read More

Guilty Simpson – "Testify"

Guilty Simpson – "Testify" – produced by Katalyst. Here's new track from Guilty Simpson, produced by Katalyst (Quakers) who also produced Guilty's album Detroit's Son.... Read More

Guilty Simpson Tour Dates

Guilty, Slum Village and Phat Kat will cross the states in the next month – here's the 2016 tour dates. Mar 22: Tucson @ Hotel... Read More

Guilty Simpson – Letting off Steam b/w Love

Guilty Simpson and producer Katalyst recorded so many tracks for last year's Detroit's Son that they couldn't all make the album. Animal, Vanguard Org., Testify... Read More

Guilty Simpson

Guilty Simpson was born in Detroit, the son and grandson of the family’s performing musicians in his father and grandfather. At age four, Simpson and his mother began traveling with an aunt in the military, living in California and Birmingham, Alabama, before settling back in the Motor City at 15. Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A, and Scarface were all major influences, but it was Queens-bred street bard Kool G Rap who made the biggest impression. “That’s my crème de la crème rapper right there,” says Simpson, his own presence among the latest in a rich lineage of heavy-handed MCs. For years Guilty Simpson has been a rock on the Detroit hip-hop circuit alongside those such as J Dilla, Slum Village, Eminem (whom Guilty still calls “Marshall”) & D12, Obie Trice, Proof, Phat Kat and Black Milk. A member of the Almighty Dreadnaughtz crew, Guilty emerged as a sound to be reckoned with after linking with producer Dilla in 2001. In the midst of recording an album’s worth of material on the MC – including the recently released duet “Take Notice” off of Dilla’s heralded Ruff Draft album – Dilla gave Simpson his first appearance on disc with “Strapped” (from 2003’s Jaylib album). 2006 marked his allegiance with Stones Throw Records – at Dilla’s behest – where he has released Ode to the Ghetto, OJ Simpson, and Detroit's Son. Guilty’s testosterone-charged, inner city themes possess of a sense of humor at times so side-splitting, it only proves how serious he really is. This rapper was raised on the field of battle and he has more to say than just how fresh he is and how fresh “they” are not. As a matter of fact, he’s found that he’s here to remind the hip-hop world – currently captivated with that manufactured freshness – that life in the ghetto is real. The evidence shows excessive use of double entendres, too much flavor on public grounds, microphone assault, and verbal harassment of an officer of the law. On the counts of freshness AND realness: The Court of Hip-Hop finds Mr. Simpson to be Guilty. -- Bio by Ronnie Reese.