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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

Feb 17, 2018 1:55 PM Concert Reviews

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

Feb 6, 2018 3:46 PM Local Music 6 Comments

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

Jan 10, 2018 12:22 PM On Music

After 90 minutes of staring at an empty stage, the music started in earnest and that's when things went from bad to worse. more

Dec 6, 2017 9:56 AM Concert Reviews

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The new album from the Milwaukee hip-hop trio New Wave Outlawz is as upbeat as it is offbeat. more

Dec 5, 2017 4:41 PM Local Music

The Rusty P's continue to keep things fresh, seeking out new sounds, new producers and taking the kinds of risks that rap acts of their era aren't generally known for. more

Nov 22, 2017 2:27 PM On Music

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Playing off the assured, low-key persona she puts on full display at her live shows, Shle Berry’s latest EP is four tracks of laidback, inspirational hip-hop and infectiously syrupy R&B. more

Nov 21, 2017 3:56 PM Music Feature

The violent, strangely beautiful latest video from the iconoclastic Milwaukee rapper casts a deep chill. more

Nov 16, 2017 10:18 AM On Music

For his latest project, Ruby Yacht affiliate Chris Misch-Bloxdort modernizes the late singer’s orchestral 1992 album. more

Nov 6, 2017 2:23 PM On Music

The modern jazz master discusses his twisty career, and how he fell in love with hip-hop. more

Oct 31, 2017 4:45 PM Music Feature

“I would rather not put anybody on my albums,” A$AP Ferg insists, “because less people means more me.” more

Oct 10, 2017 4:52 PM Music Feature

Too Short, Scarface, Twista and DJ Quik proved they can still bring the party on their “Experience the Legends” tour. more

Oct 9, 2017 12:23 PM Concert Reviews

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To say that Racine rapper Rob Hicks is hard on his own work is an understatement. He’s released an EP titled Paradise in Hell. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:48 PM Local Music

Milwaukee's rap scene has been in overdrive for the last couple of years, but we do our best to keep up with it. Once again we've rounded up our favorite singles, mixtapes, videos and odds and ends from the last few weeks for our periodic Milwauke.. more

Sep 19, 2017 7:15 PM On Music

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A nearly packed Turner Hall Ballroom waited around to see Rakim perform for less than an hour. more

Sep 18, 2017 10:15 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

It’s not easy being an underage musician in Milwaukee. WebsterX remembers when he was under 21 trying to book shows here. It was doable, the rapper says, but it took a lot of extra time, energy and deal making to land those gigs. more

Sep 14, 2017 4:23 PM On Music

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Earlier this year the singular Milwaukee rapper WebsterX released Daymares , a dense, absorbing record about confronting demons. That album ends on a note of triumph—to the extent that it has a narrative, WebsterX comes out on top in the end—but a.. more

Aug 23, 2017 7:50 PM On Music

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Milwaukee's rap scene has been in overdrive for the last couple of years, but we do our best to keep up with it. Once again we've rounded up our favorite singles, mixtapes, videos and odds and ends from the last few weeks for our periodic Milwauke... more

Aug 22, 2017 2:37 PM On Music

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Beck is one of the defining artists of my generation. So why doesn’t his music mean more to me? more

Aug 17, 2017 9:53 AM Concert Reviews 2 Comments

The New York rap collective A$AP Mob will play the Rave on Thursday, Oct. 12, the venue announced today, and for those wondering, yes, A$AP Twelvyy and A$AP Ant will be touring with them. Just kidding, nobody was wondering that (though Twelvyy and.. more

Jul 25, 2017 7:45 PM On Music

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