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09.18.2014 | 53 hours ago | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Collaborations are so common in hip-hop, and often so short-lived, that it can be difficult to predict which ones will have any real shelf life. A year and a half after releasing their debut EP together, the Milwaukee twosome Dana Coppafeel and SPEAK Easy seem to be in it for the long haul. They've got a new mixtape planned for next month, and in the lead up they've been releasing a steady stream ...
08.26.2014 | 25 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The shortlist of young Milwaukee rappers preparing to make a mark on the scene is a whole lot less short than it was just a couple of years ago, thanks to a fresh crop of local rappers taking all the right cues from contemporaries like Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples. One burgeoning local very much worth following is El-Shareef (sometimes credited as EL, E.L, Elvisionaire or El-Sha...
08.25.2014 | 26 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
One of the most impressive debut rap releases of the year is a 93 'Til Infinity-inspired EP from a Milwaukee rapper who wasn't even alive to experience '93 firsthand. IshDARR released his The Better Life EP this spring just as he was graduating high school, vowing to spend the summer before college recording and promoting his music. As part of that push, the 17-year-old rapper filmed a video medle...
08.13.2014 | 38 days ago | Posted at 01:38 PM

Album release show Saturday, Aug. 23 at Mad Planet

By Evan Rytlewski
The Rusty Ps have been staples of Milwaukee's hip-hop scene for nearly 20 years now, and while they don't release music at the clip they used to, when they do they usually make it count (check their 2013 single "Frequency," which is still a jam). Next week they'll release their seventh album, Pull The Trigger, which they describe as "just a straight-up, no frills front-to-back hip-hop album." And ...
07.30.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 01:28 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's been quite a while since we've heard anything new from the Milwaukee hip-hop duo The Hollowz, who released their last album in 2011, but they've been busy in the interim. Rapper Logic has stayed visible as half the duo Logic and Raze (now known as L&R), while beat maker Ed Cayce has continued producing on the side. It's tempting to say the twosome picked off right where they left off with...
07.01.2014 | 81 days ago | Posted at 01:00 PM

Stream new releases from CRLSS and Linus' Blanket, along with the latest label compilation

By Evan Rytlewski
Life is full of small coincidences, but truly significant coincidences are few are far between. Ryan King and Ryan Hinkel meeting in the same Wisconsin minimum security correctional facility was one of those rare, life-altering coincidences. The two didn’t just share a first name, they shared a background: Both came from similarly comfortable upbringings before falling into drug addiction and la...
05.30.2014 | 112 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...

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