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11.02.2012 | | Posted at 05:30 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
A 24-year-old Milwaukee rapper with a fleet tongue and a Drake-esque sing-song flow, M-Nat released his debut album, DreamCity: The Patience, last week. Like most debut albums, from rappers or otherwise, it's a bit rough around the edges, and it can't completely disguise what must have been a fairly modest production budget. But there's clear promise here, nonetheless: M-Nat has strong pop impulse...
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...
04.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though artists like Royal Fam and venues like the Stonefly Brewery and the Miramar Theatre have gone some way toward uniting the two scenes, the divide between Milwaukee’s East Side and North Side rap scenes remains unmistakable. There are geographic and of course practical reasons for the split—much as I may love me some club rap, I’m not going to spend my Friday nights on Teutonia Avenue�...
03.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
If like me you missed WMSE's overview of Milwaukee hip-hop last week, WMSE's Web site makes it easy to catch-up. You can download�or podcast, if you prefer that term�the special edition of the station's Tuesday night "Mad Kids" program here. With guests Barry Johnson of the Saturday afternoon "Boogie Bang" and Andre from the Sunday and Monday morning graveyard shifts, DJ Deadbeat played three hour...
03.15.2010 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
"This is my third show today," a visibly exhausted Juiceboxxx announced before his nighttime performance at the showcase for IHEARTCOMIX, a loose collective of performers with a shared enthusiasm for (but very different ways of performing) party music. "I want to puke, I want to kill myself... my body hurts." While most of his IHEARTCOMIX peers keep their music willfully chipper, the mer...
01.08.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
To say Haz Solo is ambitious is an understatement. Last year, the Milwaukee rapper and producer unveiled his plans to release a whooping 16 albums/mixtapes of material, and though it seems he'll fall short of that insane goal, he's nonetheless made impressive progress. HAZ SOLO>, his latest release, available for free download on his Myspace page, is the best I've heard from him yet. ...
11.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Here's one for the ick department. This weekend I (and, judging by the CC list, dozens of other members of the Milwaukee media) received an e-mail with the subject line "Rapper Kills himself." It contains a link to a YouTube video that purportedly shows a Milwaukee rapper committing suicide, and with all the tact of a spam penis-enlargement ad, it concludes, "please this video is disturbing...

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