Detroit Legend Paradime Returns To Leave His Final Mark On The Game With New Album, ‘Period’

Paradime is back with his new album titled “Period.”

Detroit Legend Paradime Returns To Leave His Final Mark On The Game With New Album “Period

Revered Detroit emcee Paradime makes his long-awaited return with new album Period. The album is Paradime’s love letter to the Motor City and features guest appearances from Detroit talents Apollo Brown, Guilty Simpson, Marv-Won, Ty Farris, and more. Period., Paradime’s first album in over a decade, is out now on Mello Music Group.

Paradime has been a staple in Detroit’s music scene for years. His first solo album Paragraphs was referred to by the Detroit Free Press as a “Detroit Hip Hop Classic”, and it was named the top selling independent album in Detroit in ’01 by the Detroit Music Retailers Collective. Dime has won 13 Detroit Music Awards over a 8 year span and collected 3 Detroit Hip Hop Awards including “Best Solo Album” and “Best Live Performer.” The Metro Times declared that “few are more widely respected in Detroit’s underground,” a scene that then included J Dilla, Slum Village, Proof, and Eminem. Dime also has accumulated numerous co-writing and production credits in multiple genres, and in the later years has become a sought after songwriter and producer. 

Aptly titled Period., Paradime brings the same fire and energy from his acclaimed solo debut Paragraphs and makes a final statement on a remarkable career. Although the new project is his first album since 2011, Paradime doesn’t miss a beat, showcasing his timeless skills as an emcee. Staying true to himself, the Detroit legend doesn’t conform to the sounds of new era Hip-Hop. Paradime says, “I feel like it’s necessary to put out what I make right now.. I’m not tryin’ to compete with younger new hip hop, but most of it I just can’t feel.. I feel like there’s a need for what I make. The music I came up on, and I still listen to is in my blood.. What life has been like, the shit I’ve been through.. the shit I deal with now.. life in general.”

With Detroit at the center, Paradime uses his elite pen to cover a wide range of themes on Period. Album standout, “Annie,” is a heartfelt ode to his daughter. On the introspective “September 22nd,” Paradime talks about his struggles with alcoholism. Paradime rants about the Catholic Church on “Folded Hands.” He fittingly ends the album with “Make My Way;” inspired by his parents favorite song Harry Chapin song, “Days Go By,” the contemplative record describes how dreams fade away as one gets older. Paradime continues, “There’s things to say that those cats will resonate with and feel and will want to vibe with. It’s like adult contemporary rap.” The album also has plenty of rap bangers like the title track “Period.” and “Wolf Greys.”

Paradime holds nothing back as he charismatically demonstrates why he’s highly revered as a Detroit Hip-Hop legend. He concludes, “Detroit is everything..I make Detroit hip hop.. I came up in those same open mics that Eminem and D12 and all them were in.. I was in those clubs, in those streets, my friends are Detroit hip hop elite. Legends are my peers. Detroit and the streets here are who made and raised me.” Tap in to Paradime’s long-awaited studio album Period., out now on Mello Music Group.

Paradime - Period. (LP)
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