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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
As a kid, Milwaukee rapper SPEAK Easy inherited a love of hip-hop from his older brother, listening to any rap album that his brother brought home. It wasn't until he discovered Eazy-E, though, that he considered rapping himself...
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010
Rapper T.R.E. of the Milwaukee group Malicious stresses that people can interpret the cover image of his group’s new album For Whatever It’s Worth however they’d like, though when pressed if there’s any way to interpret it aside from the obvious...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
D. Ellzey knows he isn’t the only 30-something rapper, but sometimes it can feel that way. “A lot of rappers my age may have a family, business interests, a whole life outside of rap, but for some reason when they enter the rap realm, they don’t express those sides of themselves,” the Milwaukee rapper says. “They dumb it down, taking one part of themselves and exaggerating it. We all have a child inside of us...
12.27.2007 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
This column by Jayson Stark amasses a large number of strange, but true facts from this past baseball season. Some of the feats are truly remarkable.Worth the read....
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Ramble John “RJ” Krohn, better known by his stage name RJD2, still remembers the moment that inspired him to begin creating the instrumental hip-hop compositions that would become his signature. “The big light bulb went off in my head the first time I bought a sampler,” says the producer. “I vividly remember the first time I made a beat and having this rude...
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
Milwaukee rapper Ray Nitti didn’t get much of a heads up from V100 when DJs from the radio station called to tell him they were going to premiere his single “Bow” on their local segment “Heat From the Streets.” “They told me I had five minutes before it was going to be broadcast,” Nitti recalls. “I wanted to call everyone I knew and tell them my song was going to be on the radio...
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

A rapper’s spiritual guide

When New York rap artist Jay-Z says, “Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends,” he touches on the twofold conundrum of faith and practice that is explored in The Tao of Wu (Riverhead). New York rappers know about sin in their city, and the internal struggles of breaking through. They wear the hard knocks of their lives—violence, drugs...
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008

Dec. 27, 2009

Nice to see that Lil Wayne invested some of his Tha Carter III profits into his live show. Wayne's concert Saturday night at Chicago's United Center was a pyrotechnical spectacle that owed more to Genesis' vintage, high-concept AV presentations than the typical low-budget, drive-by rap show. Ushered onstage by explosive...
07.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In a bill that almost single-handedly atones for the dearth of rap acts at this year�s Summerfest, Lil Wayne and a slew of chart-topping rappers and R&B singers share a Wednesday, Sept. 2 bill at the Marcus Amphitheater which includes Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy, Drake and Jeremih. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, and are going for between $29.75 and $79.75. The bill should be a fitting...

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