Milo and New York rapper Elucid team up for a rap lover’s rap album. more

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Black Arts Fest MKE Executive Director Patrice Harris discusses the festival’s inaugural lineup and its ambitions for the future. more

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Raised on gospel music, Milwaukee rapper Tajh Virgil builds on his 2017 club-banger “The Man” with his new project, Paradigm. more

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Summerfest outdid itself this year. We're impressed—though, as always, we have some quibbles, too. more

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An eager crowd partied along to Nelly's effortless, hit-heavy 90-minute Summerfest set. more

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He didn't stick the landing, but what Lil Uzi Vert's 45-minute concert lacked in length it made up for with spirit. more

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The Milwaukee rapper calls out complacency on his heated new track "Feels." more

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Backed by some of the city’s top producers, Milwaukee rapper King Ameas documents the city for better or worse on his new album, C.R.E.A.M. City. more

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While Chicago’s drill scene has been losing steam for years, Milwaukee is in the midst of a street-rap resurgence. more

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Milwaukee rapper Lorde Fredd33 has at least a dozen distinct voices, and his full-length "NORF" pairs him with production that's every bit as animated as his delivery. more

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Hip-Hop is more than a music genre; it is a tool used by people to challenge the status quo and tell their stories of the injustices they face. True Skool uses Hip-Hop and other art forms to encourage and empower youth in the community. more


The producer puts his own distinct stamp on classic soul and East Coast hip-hop on his latest set of instrumentals. more

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Of all the rappers in Milwaukee, Genesis Renji may be the hardest to pin down. more

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It took an involuntary residency in Waupun Correctional Institution to bring Milwaukee’s Kenyatta Kuykendoll to hip-hop, and Prodigal Son marks the emergence of a considerable talent who could go in any number of intriguing directions. more

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“We’re like a hip-hop Chicago,” says Lance Loiselle, sousaphone player for the Windy City’s Lowdown Brass Band. more

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Lighting sage every so often to set the mood, Nightmares on Wax turned the Pabst Theater stage into a living room. more

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The expressive Milwaukee rapper teams with one of the city's most prolific trap producers on a new track. more

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Who else but the self-described "greatest boy band in the world" could get away with playing the same song six times in a row? more

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Milwaukee coddles rappers, giving them delusions of success, El-Shareef says. He’s trying to avoid that trap. more

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Milo kicks off 2018 with another sensational new project, while a couple of Milwaukee upstarts come into their own and the YPN crew goes into overdrive. more

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