The 1st National Hip-hop Tour connects to Hair Wars through Hump the Grinder

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David ‘Hump the Grinder’ Humphries, a pivotal figure in Detroit’s Black culture of music and hair design, has been producing Hair Wars since the era when Mojo’s radio shows kept people dancing through the night. Returning to Detroit is Different, Hump discusses the upcoming Hair Wars and his experiences traveling with Hip-hop’s first tour, ‘The Fresh Fest’ from 1984 to 1986, and street team promotions. On July 20, 2024, join Hump and the hair designers at Artist Village for the Hair Wars Party and Strolling Hair Show, promising a unique party experience from 6 PM to 3 AM.

What began as a journey engaging hip-hop audiences, has grown into a career as a marketing consultant. As business people have seen my work, I was propositioned many times to provide graphic design, photography, videography, event planning, website development, and social media campaigning. These initial business contracts inspired me to build Creative Differences Marketing. I’ve balanced my entrepreneurial experience with formal education from Walsh College of Business and Accountancy. My degree in Marketing serves me well in understanding many of the formal, universal, and theoretical marketing approaches used in corporate environments.Formulating this business model has been anchored by the success of my BLOG ‘Detroit is Different.’ I create all content for Detroit is Different. This serves as a prototype of the ways I can design events, websites, graphics, music, podcasts, social media campaigns, and e-mail campaigns. ‘Detroit is Different’ focuses on the people and places of Detroit that add to the culture. Through these people and places, themes are driven. These themes will partner with, sponsor, and advertise for businesses and organizations using this innovative multilevel marketing approach.