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2 chainz
On Music
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

With August Alsina

Once again this year, 2 Chainz was inescapable on rap radio, thanks to features on singles by just about every name artist in his genre. He received less attention, though, for his own record, B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time, a smarter, more confident sequel to his 2012 debut. Today the Rave announced that the rapper will headline the venue with another rapper who released his own underrated album th...
sugar stems dusty medical
On Music
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

The resurgent label plans new records from Sugar Stems, Space Raft and more

Remember Dusty Medical Records? During the mid-to-late '00s, the Milwaukee label released some of the city's strongest garage/punk/rock records (and quite a few good ones from outside of the city, too), but save for an occasional release, the label has been mostly quiet over the last year or two. That doesn't mean that it's dead, though. The label is gearing up for a busy 2014, which will include ...
jae ace
On Music
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
I can't say I've ever heard of Jae Ace before, but judging by his new single "Quota," the guy has a great hear for contemporary street rap. It's a banger in the Ace Hood mold, with more than a hint of Future in its crooned chorus, and it features a typically showy verse from Ace's neighbor Pizzle, another Milwaukee rapper who embodies the song's work ethic. The track is the first taste of Ace's mi...
young zee musical meltdown lauryn hill cover
On Music
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

Rare tracks from MF Doom and Lauryn Hill are coming to vinyl

Milwaukee's Dope Folks Records launched several years ago with the mission of pressing rare, unreleased and long-of-print hip-hop to vinyl; in the process they've revealed how vast and rich the genre's vaults are. Most of their releases are from '80s and '90s rappers without much name recognition, acts like Poetic Menace and Reggie Capers, but a couple of their upcoming releases have a little bit ...
bucks
Around Milwaukee
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Even if you aren’t a big Bucks fans—and let's face it, these says there aren't as many of those are there used to be—you probably have an understanding that the team is in trouble. Attendance has plummeted in recent years, and with the team off to an abysmal 2-11 start this season, that trend seems unlikely to change. Meanwhile, to realistically keep the team in the city, Milwaukee needs to ...
hamlet a.d.d. dustin diamond special entertainment
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

With Dustin Diamond and actors from American Movie and Mystery Science Theater 3000

Filmmakers Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant of Milwaukee's Special Entertainment have already raked up millions of YouTube views for their viral phenomenon "What What (In The Butt)" as well as acclaim for their feature William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, but their latest work is their most ambitious yet. It's a bat-shit live action/cartoon adaptation of the Shakespeare's high-school reading stapl...