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10.08.2013 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
There are a lot of Milwaukee rappers cranking out club-friendly mixtapes in hope of catching some traction inside the city or beyond, but not too many are making ones as good as Floozy (formerly Flare The Floozy). He's not breaking any new lyrical ground—on his recent single "PMS" he outlines a less-than-inspired mantra: pussy, money, syrup—but he's got a hard-charging flow, an ear for slick, ...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
 Rapper Wale has never made a secret of his desire to have each of his albums outsell the last. He titled his second album Ambition after all. On his latest album, The
08.28.2013 | | Posted at 05:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Rusty Ps aren't as active as they used to be, but then again, very few Milwaukee acts are as active as The Rusty Ps used to be. Lest anybody think the veteran hip-hop duo has thrown in the towel, though, Dope Folks Records posted a new single from the group this afternoon, and it's a hot one: a scratch-heavy slab of old-school funk featuring local soulman Evan Christian. It's a summer jam that...
07.16.2013 | | Posted at 10:00 AM

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By Shepherd Express Staff
Buoyed by the support of Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to his GOOD Music label, Kid Cudi emerged as one of 2009’s breakout artists with his Internet hit “Day ’n’ Nite.” Cudi’s debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, wasn’t the precious sung/rap album some might have expected from that single, though. Instead it was an epic, hyper-conceptual, experimental mood piec...
06.26.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Though he hasn't attached much attention for it yet, Milwaukee rapper Flare the Floozy—now known as just Floozy—has been cranking out some of the city's punchiest club rap over the last year or so. His 2012 mixtape Press Conference was loaded with rumbling, trap-rap earworms, and his latest single, "Flex," is one of his nimblest yet, a fleet, four-minute fist-bump of a track featuring verses f...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It’ll probably surprise a few people to learn that Milwaukee’s most visible rapper no longer lives in Milwaukee. After a half decade of constant gigging around the city, where he performed at seemingly every major venue, festival
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Fans longing for an Outkast reunion should imagine how Big Boi feels. The rapper has made no secret of his desire to see his pioneering Atlanta hip-hop duo end its indefinite hiatus, but his estranged collaborator André
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 I sometimes surprise people by telling them right-wing radio talk show host Charlie Sykes is a friend of mine, because he is. We’ve known each other for

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