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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
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It’ll probably surprise a few people to learn that Milwaukee’s most visible rapper no longer lives in Milwaukee. After a half decade of constant gigging around the city, where he performed at seemingly every major venue, festival
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...
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Compiling an annual list of the most noteworthy Milwaukee albums is always one of the most difficult assignments of the year, but this year it was easy in some respects. On one hand, there’s no way to do justice to the breadth
11.21.2012 | | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Xavier Ruffin is quickly establishing himself as one of the city's most prolific rap-video directors. In the last week the director has debuted two very different videos that showcase his versatility. Klassik's "Anything" is framed as a short, partially animated art film about a couple whose relationship has run its course. Prophetic's "On Ten," meanwhile, is a classic location video, following th...
11.08.2012 | | Posted at 02:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee rapper Prophetic looked outside of his regular circle of local producers for his latest track, "Steady Chasin'," the second song he's teasing from a new album planned for early next year, teaming instead with Miami producer Hart Gunther. The result is unlike anything he's ever recorded, an entrancing slab of chilled-out Miami bass. Stream it below....
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Rap/Hip-Hop Artist

It’s no coincidence that Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams has taken Milwaukee rapper Prophetic under his wing. Prophetic is one of the local hip-hop scene’s greatest wordsmiths, a focused storyteller who raps with the poised confidence of Jay-Z, crafting economical narratives about hard work and success without...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Prophetic didn't actually expect to hear back from Pharrell Williams after he ran into him at a N.E.R.D. concert last fall and attempted to pass on his new CD, but against the odds a month later Prophetic received a call from Pharrell's people and, soon after, Pharrell himself.
04.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It was only a half a decade ago that keeping up with the latest Milwaukee mixtapes would have required regular trips to the Milwaukee Mall or Teutonia Ave, but these days most any mix worth hearing ends up online for free—and, to be sure, the city's recording plenty of mixes worth hearing these days. The last several weeks alone have seen the release of at least three great mixtapes: Streetz a...

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