Hip-hop

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Radio Milwaukee podcast digs down into the roots of Milwaukee hip-hop

Published July 16, 2019

In the "Backspin" podcast, hip-hop expert and DJ Tyrone Miller and 88Nine Music Director Justin Barney dig deep into the roots of Milwaukee hip-hop to identify the first-ever Brew City rap song pressed into wax. They sifted through a lot of vintage Milwaukee music during their research for the podcast, so we asked them to share some gems they uncovered along the way.

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New "Our City, Your Vote" series rises to power

Published Sept. 13, 2018

In an effort to get more Millennials of color to the voting booths, a series of hip-hop focused events will kick off this month and continue through 2020. The event, called "Our City, Your Vote," was created by Kennita Hickman.

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WATCH: GoGeddit talks one on one with Ray Nitti

Published June 29, 2017

GoGeddit president and founder Richie Burke sat down with Milwaukee rapper Ray Nitti, who will open for Ludacris on July 2 at the Miller Lite Oasis at 8 p.m. Watch the video here.

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Trusted Kicks builds community one pair of shoes at a time

Published Nov. 6, 2016

Kicks. Sneakers. Shoes. Hip-hop. That's what's happening at Trusted Kicks, located at 532 N. Water St. We spoke with owner Rico Jones, a Milwaukee native, about his passions, his philosophies and his growing shoe store.

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DJ Grand Master O throws down the beats in Brew City and beyond

Published July 18, 2016

DJ Grand Master O is one of Milwaukee's busiest DJs, with multiple standing weekly gigs including Fridays on the Edelweiss Boat Line's late night cruises. We recently caught up with Grand Master O and chatted about his music, family, goals, hair and more.