VIDEO: Mr. Nice Guy With Enrique “Mag” Rodriguez
One of our contributors, Ben Slowey, is more than on top of the local music scene. In addition to his work for Breaking And Entering, he also hosts the Mr. Nice Guy podcast, an interview-based show that reaches out to Milwaukeeans for conversations about what motivates them. Many of these shows fittingly involve the local music scene, and we’ll be sharing some of them here as well.
For this episode, Ben sat down with Backline MKE director, producer, engineer, and former artist manager Enrique “Mag” Rodriguez. Backline is a 12-week accelerator designed to give emerging Milwaukee artists resources and experience to infiltrate the music industry and jumpstart their careers. They drank tequila w Squirt and discussed Mag’s personal evolution through his various career roles, Backline’s mission, racism in Milwaukee, empowerment, and toxic masculinity.