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05.30.2014 | 82 days ago | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Young Milwaukee rappers are coming up all the time, so it shouldn’t be news that there’s a fresh crop of up and comers looking to make a name for themselves. That’s always the case. Still it’s hard not to look at the burgeoning talent in the scene right now and come away with the sense that there’s something truly exciting going on. This year has already seen the mind-blowing debut mixta...
03.18.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

Milwaukee acts critique MilwaukeeHome's inaugural Austin experiment

By Evan Rytlewski
In the lead up to this year’s South by South Music festival in Austin, MilwaukeeHome’s plans to premiere a daylong stage spotlighting more than two dozen Milwaukee acts were invariably described with one of two words: “ambitious” or “overambitious,” depending on how any given commentator viewed the stage’s chances of success. And indeed last Wednesday there were signs that the Milwau...
Monday, March 3, 2014

March 1, 2014

With 1978’s Here, My Dear, Marvin Gaye found himself in an unusual and unhappy legal position. Not only had his marriage to Anna Gordy, sister of Motown head Berry Gordy, just dramatically implo
02.23.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Every so often a rapper surprises me. Who knew Klassik even listened to Young Thug? Specializing in cleanly produced jazz-inflicted hip-hop, the posh Milwaukee rapper is the temperamental opposite of Atlanta's manic, syrup-addled wildcard, but even he can't resist the pull of Thug's club hit "Danny Glover." This week Klassik became the 347th rapper to jump on the track, and it's a hoot hearing him...
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
 The knock against French alternative rockers is that they essentially write the same song over and over again. That criticism is more or less fair, but man, the songs “Lisztomania” and “1901” from 2009’s sterling
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 To the consternation of recognition-starved rappers all over the city, Milwaukee has historically only been able to support a small handful of locally popular hip-hop acts
02.05.2013 | | Posted at 02:30 PM

Three Milwaukee rappers get cozy

By Shepherd Express Staff
This is a lot of local talent on one track. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Milwaukee rappers Dana Coppafeel, SPEAK Easy and Klassik indulge their inner lovermen on their new ode to long-term commitment, "Wait," assisted by a sweet, soulful loop from producer CameOne. The track is the second single from a collaboration EP from Coppafeel and SPEAK Easy due this April. You can stream it below, or,...

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