Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Let It Go by House Shoes, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Let It Go

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Those who know House Shoes only for his role in the development of Detroit hip-hop might be skeptical about this. The man is known more for his DJ'ing prowess and forthright opinions than his beats, but that's because he's not one to saturate the market. Music making has been part of his life for almost two decades; he records when the mood strikes and releases when conditions are appropriate. Those who were up on his mind-bending contributions to Danny Brown's XXX and Quelle Chris' Shotgun & Sleek Rifle probably aren't surprised that Let It Go is one of 2012's best albums. It's densely packed with astute sample sourcing and chopping — simultaneously gutter and elegant beats laced with the likes of Electrifying Mojo, Kenny Dixon, Jr., the original Mr. T., Tommy Devito, and a dozen-plus mostly A-game MCs. "Time" hits hardest. It flips Eddie Kendricks and Steve Miller in an ingenious way that a select few, Shoes' close friend Dilla included, have touched. Big Tone takes the prize for best boast: "Cast a shadow on rappers like a sundial, and when the light evolves, watch them all dissolve." For all the cool confidence exuded by Shoes, best complemented by Roc Marciano, Moe Dirdee, and Black Spade, he and a couple other collaborators supply some heavy emotional content. On "Everything (Modern Family)," Fattfather expresses the strain of being away from home to support his family, something to which Shoes can relate: "I been on the road grinding, forced to eat trash/Been in four different climates, tryin' to reach cash/Lack of sleep, complete with jet lag/All I wanna do is hug my kids, and you mad?" For "Castles (The Sky Is Ours)," Shoes repurposes an instrumental granted to a 2009 compilation assembled by the late J1, who is paid an achingly glorious tribute here by fellow close associate Jimetta Rose: "We sit and talk for hours/You said the sky was ours." This is a complete album wrapped in a cinematic opener and its darker concluding reprise — a modern theme for the Motor City that is as evocative as Shake's "Detroit State of Mind."

Customer Reviews

THIS right here...

is so right. it's like stepping into the club and hanging with top notch mc's in vip. they go hard and don't let up. everybody is on here. @mrsestanley


Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

House Shoes' crucial role in the development of Detroit hip-hop was fully understood only by those who closely witnessed the DJ/producer's activities as an artist and advocate. Born Michael Buchanan, House Shoes was raised in Lathrup Village, a small city surrounded by the Detroit suburb of Southfield. From the mid-'90s through the early 2000s, he was a resident DJ at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall. He worked at a number of record stores in and around the city, including Melodies & Memories and Street...
Full Bio

Top Albums and Songs by House Shoes

Let It Go, House Shoes
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings