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On Music
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
No Milwaukee rapper has had more success linking up with nationally renowned producers than Pizzle. Over the last couple of years, the workaholic rapper has recorded with Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y beatmaker Cardo and Ace Hood/Bobby Schmurda firebrand
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On Music
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Interest in Sleater-Kinney's reunion may be higher than even the band anticipated. Last week the Turner Hall Ballroom announced the reunited punk trio would headline the venue on Sunday, Feb. 15. That show sold out in a matter of just hours, so this week the venue announced the show has been moved to the Riverside Theater—a mighty significant jump for a group that played The Globe last time they...
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On Music
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
For nearly a decade, Milwaukee’s Miltown Beat Down has been bringing producers from the local hip-hop scene together—then pitting them against each other in beat battles judged before a live crowd. When the battles started in 2005, Milwaukee hip-hop scene was a good deal more segregated than it is now, separated by both neighborhood and race. The Beat Down helped bridge some of those divides, ...
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On Music
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly rap session with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're taking a look at the state of album reviews. Many major labels are doing away with the long-standing practice of sending out early review copies of albums to critics. Is that a sign that they no longer view album reviews as an effective promotional strategy? And how do readers engage with record rev...