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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Jamal Quezaire, aka Zaire, recently appeared on MTV's “RapFix Live”—the first Milwaukee artist to do so. He was immediately co-signed by DJ Khaled of Cash Money Records...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

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By Evan Rytlewski
Not even a generous helping of Lil Wayne can save the racket-laden new Chris Brown single, "I Can Transform Ya." Coming off the whole "furiously beating one of the world's biggest pop starlets" thing, you would think that Brown would opt for a song... I don't know, maybe a little bit less angry. It's nice to see that he still hasn't lost his penchant for cross-promotion, though. The song sounds li...
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 27, Prestige Atlantic Impulse @ Sugar Maple, 8 p.m. Affirming Victor DeLorenzo’s status as perhaps the most musically adventurous of all the Violent Femmes, the drummer’s new project, Prestige Atlantic Impulse, is an experimental jazz trio worlds removed from the Femmes’ signature folk-punk.
07.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In a bill that almost single-handedly atones for the dearth of rap acts at this year�s Summerfest, Lil Wayne and a slew of chart-topping rappers and R&B singers share a Wednesday, Sept. 2 bill at the Marcus Amphitheater which includes Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Drake and Jeremih. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, and are going for between $29.75 and $79.75. The bill should be a fitting...
01.28.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
News that Rebirth, Lil Wayne�s rap-rock album, will actually see the light of day has the blogosphere uniformly horrified, and with good reason. Its first single, �Prom Queen,� plays like an 11-year-old 311 song, complete to the outdated, tuneless riffs. Count me among the minority who doesn�t think Rebirth has to be a total train wreck, though. If a savvy producer can convince Weezy to reconsid...
12.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
A completely subjective list of my favorites: 1. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III The cover made clear its ambitions of being a classic in the tradition of Nas' Illmatic and Biggie's Ready to Die, but Tha Carter III became an instant cultural phenomenon in a way that even those masterworks never did. Tha Carter's many singles flooded the airwaves, while the tracks too bizarre f...
12.04.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Grammy nominations took the collective breath away from the music blogosphere last night with an amazing roster of artists who, almost without exception* deserve the recognition. Not only is Lil Wayne nominated for album of the year, for instance, but there's no Steely Dan reunion album to steal away that honor from him on the big day: If Coldplay, Ne-Yo, Radiohead or Robert Plant and Alison K...
11.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
After a day's delay, DJ Drama finally posted the latest Lil Wayne mixtape, Dedication 3, on his Web site this afternoon. It's streaming for free now, and will also be available for download once some (significant) technical errors are worked out. (2dopeboyz has also posted a link to download, but that too requires some patience.) Dedication 3 is a 23-track beast, well worth the wait, ...
09.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In the first installment of his casual, out-of-nowhere sports blog on ESPN.com, "commercially successful rapper and major sports fan" Lil Wayne weighs in on football, writing of this football season that: "As a Packer fan, it's been pretty good so far. Aaron Rodgers has been wonderful, man. He's handled everything, and way more than just the football part. Of course it helps the Jet...
08.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Despite his modest talents, I've long had a soft-spot for The Game and his stubborn adherence to the increasingly antiquated conventions of '90s gangsta rap. At a time when even 50 Cent, once viewed as the possible savior of West Coast gangsta rap, has found it more behooving to sing LL Cool J-ish crossover jams for the ladies, The Game is still beefing and thugging with everything he's got-which,...

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