Music: Motown Motormouths

A new generation of white Detroit rappers is scoring Top 10 hits. Should you believe the hype?

In the grand tradition of Puff Daddy, Kid Rock is sitting at his kitchen table in his small house in Royal Oak, a Detroit suburb, doing what hip-hop moguls are supposed to do: field phone calls. O.K., perhaps it isn't that grand a tradition, and maybe Kid Rock isn't exactly a hip-hop mogul yet--but he's certainly making a run at it. His new album, Devil Without a Cause (Atlantic/Lava), is in the Billboard Top 10. Alongside the messages on his refrigerator door about his six-year-old son Junior's field trips (Kid Rock is a single dad) are notes like FLY TO L.A....

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