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08.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Jay-Z/Noel Gallagher has taken on a life of its own, and much of the novelty is wearing off at this point. It was funny when Jay-Z took the stage at Glastonbury strumming a nagging version of �Wonderwall,� but less so when Jay-Z revived the feud in his latest single, �Jockin Jay-Z.� Fans, meanwhile, won�t let it die, creating lazy YouTube videos and the like. A little known DJ named Coo...
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008

Tonight @ the Jakalop Lounj - 9 p.m.

Ethnic and racial identity has always played a crucial role in rap music, so it shouldn’t be too surprisingly, then, that a collective of Asian hip-hop artists have banded together with a touring called the Asian Hip-Hop Summit. Among the rappers performing tonight, when the tour makes its Milwaukee stop at the Wicked . . .
Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008

Today @ the Miramar Theater - Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p

Back in the day, Tupac Shakur embodied rap as aggressive criticism of the world that is and a mirror to the lives of some of the world’s least fortunate. Milwaukee recording artist and filmmaker Sona Lionel produced an unconventional documentary that’s less a VH-1 style biography of the late artist . . .
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Tonight @ the Bradley Center - 7 p.m.

“It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your…” well, you know the rest. Nelly scored a major hit with that 2002 single, “Hot In Herre” (sic), but his fame has waned in subsequent years, putting increased pressure on his upcoming album, Brass Knuckles, which is set for a September release. The pop-rapper will likely debut . . .
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008

Today @ Alpine Valley - 2 p.m.

In its early years, Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution Tour sported a nearly 50-50 mix of rock and rap acts. It’s symbolic, then, that the lone rapper on this year’s Projekt Revolution tour, Busta Rhymes, was dropped, leaving behind a line-up of just alternative and hard-rock acts like Chris Cornell, Ashes Divide . . .
Friday, Aug. 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Stonefly Brewery - 10 p.m.

The title of tonight’s 10 p.m. bill at the Stonefly Brewery, “A Tribute To Inspiration: An Evening of Public Enemy,” overstates its case a bit. Milwaukee’s meat-and-potatoes rappers weren’t overly inspired by Public Enemy’s riotous cacophony, as least no more than any other rappers. Nonetheless, tonight . . .
07.29.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It shouldn't be too surprising that Nas' untitled/N-word album has proved polarizing, but still, it's worth noting just how far over the map these reviews reach. HipHopSite, a reliable but often underrated source for rap opinions, crowned it with five stars out of five, and PopMatters raved over it, but on the other end of the spectrum, Pitchfork savaged it, and TinyMixTapes spat on it with a brut...
07.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Of all the acts playing the Rock the Bells festival in Chicago tomorrow, I�m easily the most excited for Method Man and Redman�s shared set. To blow off some of anticipation, I was going to post a couple of fun Meth and Red music videos, until I got distracted by how absolutely awful the duo�s non-musical collaborations have been. First, there was their not-particularly-good movie How ...
07.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Nothing could replace the Late Night Hype Show, one of the longest running rap radio programs in the country. With unmistakable character, that 10-year WMSE staple was a tireless advocate of underground, classic and Midwest hip-hop. But the Kid Cut Up and DJ Madhatter-hosted show that succeeded the Late Night Hype Show, which they now call Mad Kids, has quickly come into its own. Whil...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Phil Lesh, The Roots, Slightly Stoopid

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh revisits the Dead repertoire with a rotating cast of musicians that he bills as Phil Lesh and Friends tonight at 10 p.m. at the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard; The Roots are the only major rap act to play Summerfest’s whitewashed line-up this year, but at least they’re an uncompromising one...

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