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10.27.2014 | 69 hours ago | Posted at 01:15 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
For nearly a decade, Milwaukee’s Miltown Beat Down has been bringing producers from the local hip-hop scene together—then pitting them against each other in beat battles judged before a live crowd. When the battles started in 2005, Milwaukee hip-hop scene was a good deal more segregated than it is now, separated by both neighborhood and race. The Beat Down helped bridge some of those divides, ...
10.22.2014 | 8 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this year Milwaukee rapper El-Shareef released a head-turning mixtape, Retrospective 2: Freeworld, that played a little like a talent reel, going out of its way to give a sense of the rapper's range and versatility. Now he's released a follow-up that narrows down and refines some of those same ideas. Posted to DJBooth.net this week, El-Shareef's Nonchalant EP resurrects some of the soulful...
05.30.2014 | | 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...
10.14.2014 | 16 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee rappers Dana Coppafeel and SPEAK Easy may be temperamental opposites, but over the last couple of years they've proven natural collaborators. Since releasing an album together last year, the two have continued releasing a slew of new material together, attracting the attention of Rolling Stone and MTV.com in the process. And the music keeps coming: This week they released a party-minded ...
10.09.2014 | 21 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It was just nine months ago that IshDARR released his first single, and his latest single finds the nimble Milwaukee rapper feeling pretty damn good about how much he's accomplished since. "It's only August and we started in December," he brags on "August." The week he released a quick video to accompany the track, which he filmed last month while on the road for a short run of Midwest tour dates ...
10.08.2014 | 22 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
On last winter's Loyalty & Betrayal LP, the Milwaukee rapper/producer duo Pharaoh Mac & DMT went full pop, channeling the crossover spirit of hook-gravitating rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Big Sean. On the group's latest single they channel a rapper who has seen even more Top 40 success recently: Macklemore. The rapper's sensitive duets lay the groundwork for "Frozen," Pharaoh Mac & DMT...
09.25.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Peruse the tracklist of Atlanta producer Honorable C Note's latest mixtape From Then Til Now and you'll find a host of luminaries from the Gate City rap scene, including 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, Peewee Longway and Rich Homie Quan. Right along them you'll also find Milwaukee rapper Pizzle, who contributes the tense, to-the-point cut "Today" to the tape. This isn't Pizzle's first collaborat...
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...

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