Detroit was released for free download on September 5, 2012 featuring guest appearances from fellow rappers J. Cole, Juicy J, King Chip, French Montana, Royce da 5’9″, Kendrick Lamar and Tyga – along with track narrations by Common, Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion. Wale and Wiz Khalifa are also featured in the bonus tracks.
Chris Brown, Jhené Aiko, James Fauntleroy and Mike Posner lent their voices for vocals. Production derives from Hit-Boy, Da Internz, 808 Mafia’s own producers Lex Luger and Southside, KeY Wane – among others.
Detroit was viewed 1.5 million times on the day of release and was downloaded close to 700,000 – with 500,000 downloads within three hours. It has been downloaded over a million times.