Detroit's Most Wanted

Detroit's Most Wanted

Biography

Detroit's Most Wanted formally called "Def Drive" was a hip-hop/rap group from Detroit, Michigan. The group "Def Drive" was formed early in 1988 by founding members DJ Duncan Hines (b. Duncan Hines 1968) and Motsi Ski (b. Reginald Abrams 1970, the grandson of late R&B singer Jackie Wilson), MC Lee (b. Robert Lee Jr 1969) joined the group later that same year.

Andre Hines the brother of Duncan Hines played an instrumental role in developing the groups early image and sound. Andre introduced the group to manager/producer Alex Greene who signed the group to their first production agreement. Greene and Hines immediately arranged recording sessions at United Sound Recording Studio in Detroit to begin recording "Words For Wax" which became "Tricks Of The Trade" the group's first album.

In October 1988, once half of the album was completed and mixed, Greene was now both manager and producer for the group and flew to NYC in search of a record deal. Motsi Ski was staying at Greene's residence and became close friends with Greene's son Brandon aka Ocean Zero. After watching an episode of Americas Most Wanted, Brandon Greene suggested the group change their name to "Detroit's Most Wanted" referencing to the both America's Most Wanted List List and the California rap group Compton's Most Wanted.

In 1989 Dretroit's Most Wanted and Greene parted company due to creative differences, making the group available to sign an independent recording contract with Joel Bryant CEO of BPI Records in Detroit.

Discography

Detroit's Most Wanted - Tricks Of The Trades

Detroit's Most Wanted - Tricks Of The Trades

Bryant Records 1990
Detroit's Most Wanted - Tricks Of The Trades Vol. II: The Money Is Made

Detroit's Most Wanted - Tricks Of The Trades Vol. II: The Money Is Made

Bryant Records 1992
Detroit's Most Wanted - Many Faces Of Death Vol. III

Detroit's Most Wanted - Many Faces Of Death Vol. III

Bryant Records 1993
Detroit's Most Wanted - Bow The F___ Down

Detroit's Most Wanted - Bow The Fuck Down

Push Play Records 1994
Detroit's Most Wanted - The Early Years

Detroit's Most Wanted - The Early Years

Push Play Records 1995
Detroit's Most Wanted - Ghetto Drama

Detroit's Most Wanted - Ghetto Drama

Push Play Records 1996

Compilations

BPI Soundtrack
  • Deeper Than The Underground

Various - BPI Soundtrack

Bryant Records 1993
Various - Underground Hits
  • Yayo

Various - Underground Hits

Worldwide Records Inc. 2012