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02.17.2014 | 61 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
For years Grammy-winning Milwaukee native Rico Love was a mostly behind the scenes player in the urban music scene, writing and producing big hits for stars like Usher, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Chris Brown in between recording his own projects. All that patience seems to have paid off. After clocking all that time in the industry, Love finally scored a hit of his own last year with the dark, coc...
01.15.2014 | 94 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with stations promotions director Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine Silk Exotic's latest effort to bring another strip club Downtown. Are the strip club and its supporters exploiting the unpopularity of the rap club 618 Live—and exaggerating the venue's problems with the law—as part of their pitch to potentially take over the loca...
12.18.2013 | 123 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Silk Exotic is about as determined to open a Downtown Milwaukee location as anybody in Milwaukee has ever been determined to do anything, and the business shows no signs of giving up anytime soon. After being denied a Downtown location three times, the strip club is currently eyeing a possible location across the street from the BMO Harris Bradley Center—to the vocal objection of the BMO Harris ...
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

Plus: a victory for responsible rap promoting

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, a near-weekly half hour of debate and chit-chat between WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, we discuss Journal Sentinel art critic Mary Louise Schumacher's recent column about the ceremony surrounding a $350,000 ArtPlace grant to fund a creative bike path in the Harambee neighborhood, and Ald. Nik Kovac's response to her piece. The guys secon...
05.24.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Following the rapper's latest arrest earlier this week on marijuana charges in Atlanta and questions about the appropriateness of booking a gun-loving rapper with known gang affiliations at a "Stop The Violence" event, 618 Live has canceled Chief Keef's Saturday concert, TMJ4 is reporting. According to an update on the venue's website, Free Bands Casino, a rapper with a much less loaded image who ...
04.02.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

Rich Kidz will perform instead

By Evan Rytlewski
Recording at an almost impossible pace, Gucci Mane reinvented himself in 2009 as the ultimate mixtape rapper, releasing more than a half dozen mixtapes that year, including several essential ones that made a case for him as one of the most inventive lyricists of his time. When the quality of his output began to dip in the following years, it didn’t seem so much like a decline as an inevitability...

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