Monthly Archives: September 2016

AUDIO: LeanBeatz – “In The Back”

Let’s face it, Lil’ Wayne’s birthday should practically be a national holiday. Across the country, there were various tributes to Weezy, and Milwaukee’s LeanBeatz celebrated the occasion by dropping a new track entitled “In The Back”. The hook to the track is based off of Wayne’s lyrics, and the beat is so spaced out you’d think Weezy came straight from

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AUDIO: NiceFM – “Comp2Cruise”

The NiceFM roster is back, offering up their latest mix, “Comp2Cruise”. The electronic label has a host of talented artists, and many of them are on display here, in a 40-minute release that intertwines them all. Tracks from Ipaghost, Forth Child, Echo Island, DASHCAM, Luxi, Michael Vintage, Hot Science, Plaid Hawaii, Martiln, and Laguna all make the cut, and it

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AUDIO: Raze – “The Struggle Is Real” (Premiere)

Today we’re thrilled to premiere the first solo track from Raze in over five years, “The Struggle Is Real”. While some time may have passed between releases, Raze’s signature sound has remained consistent to his previous releases. From a production standpoint, Raze’s work has continually improved since the House of M’s “The Alternate Reality Of” album, and that trend continues

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VIDEO: Risley – “Time Was Slow”

Ah, the 90’s. It’s a time that we’ll sadly never get back, but Portland’s Risley decide to time travel in their new video for “Time Was Slow”. The video, directed by Tony Schilling, accurately captures the combination of grit and innocence of the decade, all set to a dreamy indie pop offering from the band. “Time Was Slow” is from

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VIDEO: Jake Kost – “Northwet”

The Pacific Northwest hip hop scene is something of wonder. The combination of backpack rap and creative visuals is something that is sorely needed in the hip hop world today. To say it’s slept on is an understatement. Luckily, artists like Jake Kost are making incredibly creative music that is bucking the current trends in hip hop, and the look

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AUDIO: IshDARR – “Mucho Mango”

IshDARR has already done a lot by the age of 20. He’s managed to tour the world, work with some impressive names, and now he’s on the verge of dropping his next project, “Broken Hearts and Bankrolls”. Before that, though, he hit 10,000 Twitter followers, and in celebration, dropped a new track produced by Esta, “Mucho Mango”. No word on

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AUDIO: iKhaan – “Minute”

On his latest single, Milwaukee’s iKhaan just needs a minute, or maybe a little over three, to state his case as to why he deserves a bigger buzz within the city. The track, produced by Mike Regal, keeps a very laid-back, relaxed motif about it, while iKhaan uses that canvas to talk smooth to the ladies. What’s the most captivating

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AUDIO: Bad Grades – “Whaddja Doo”

Bad Grades, the punk project of Call Me Lightning’s Nathan Lilley and Shane Hochstetler, is finally on Bandcamp, and along with that, they’ve released a single for free download, entitled “Whaddja Doo”. The band recently tore through a set at the Bay View Bash, and according to Facebook, have demos in the works for a full project. “Whaddja Doo” was

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AUDIO: RTystic Featuring Young Daa – “Seen The Focus” (Premiere)

If you’re familiar with local hip hop collective SAFS Crew, you’ve probably heard the name RTystic floating around, or featured on their mixtapes. Today, we have the premiere of his new single “Seen The Focus”, featuring fellow SAFS Crew member Young Daa. The track is a laid-back, Mammyth produced jam, with each emcee doing their thing with their own unique

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AUDIO: VellG – “Slum.Lord”

The next generation¬†of Milwaukee hip hop is rising up quickly, and among those ranks is VellG, who recently released a new track in “Slum.Lord”. On the track, Vell manages to flex over a trap beat, with a smooth saxophone sample that sounds like it should be somewhere in the middle of a Chance The Rapper tape. When it comes to

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AUDIO: C.M.P. – “Black Out”

One of the great things about the Milwaukee hip hop scenes is that just when you think you’ve heard everybody, you can discover another pocket full of artists doing their own thing, regardless of the coverage (or lack there of) that they receive. C.M.P. recently popped onto our radar with his single, “Black Out”, and is definitely an artist that

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