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05.22.2014 | 120 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM

The MAM addition, a "controversial" Pizzle track, and a festival on hiatus

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Urban Milwaukee’s Tom Bamberger and the Journal Sentinel’s Mary Louise Schumacher voiced the opposition to the proposal. Apparently they were heard: Th...
05.13.2014 | 129 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Pizzle became the latest in an ever growing line of rappers to offer his spin on Tyga/Game/Lil Durk/Nicki Minaj/Meek Mill/Lil Herb's "Chiraq" today with his latest track, "#Kilwaukee," and unlike most of the remixes and freestyles of the track cluttering the Internet, this one uses an original beat, courtesy of Elusive Orkestra producer Derelle Rideout.
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...
12.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
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...
11.26.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Again and again this year, Pizzle has proved himself one of Milwaukee's hungriest rappers, and one of only a handful who is casting lines outside of the city. Earlier this fall he captured his mindset on "The Hunger," over a beat from Meek Mill/Ace Hood producer Jahlil Beats, but he's also working closely with another producer on the national scene: Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y/Big Sean collaborator Cardo...
10.23.2013 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Jahlil Beats is on the shortlist of rap producers who can do no wrong right now. Every beat the guy makes is just fire: fast, menacing and, most distinctively, demanding. These are beats that challenge rappers to hold their own, which is why the producer tends to attract fighters like Meek Mill and Ace Hood, rappers who tear into beats and don't let go. It shouldn't be too surprising, then, that M...
05.22.2013 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
“Got it on my own like Oprah’s network / Now I’m just trying to make Oprah’s net worth,” Pizzle raps on his latest mixtape, Insomnia 2, which DJBooth.net debuted last month. Yes, last month, meaning I’m a little bit late to this one, but perhaps that’s just as well, since Insomnia 2 is solidly warm-weather, windows-down music—all expensive cars, popped champagne and upward mobility...
01.16.2013 | | Posted at 02:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's just a coincidence that three of Milwaukee's most gifted rappers, Pacino, Prophetic and Pizzle, all have handles that begin with the same letter, but it's the kind of coincidence that's not easily ignored in hip-hop. On the "16th Letter," a potential track from Pacino's slow-coming album Chasing History, the trio pay homage to their favorite consonant over an antsy, orchestral KnoqPhenom beat...
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

Tonight @ Stonefly Brewery, 10 p.m.

It shouldn't be too surprising that Pizzle has revealed himself to be one of Milwaukee's most pop-savvy rappers with his new album, Fame in Vain...

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