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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

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Brown's latest effort, "Beats and Rhymes, Vol. 1," is a throwback to the early '90s hardcore street rap.
Brown's latest effort, "Beats and Rhymes, Vol. 1," is a throwback to the early '90s hardcore street rap.

Milwaukee UP: JackItDown Brown tells you "I'm Real" on new EP

Yesterday, rapper JackItDown Brown released his latest effort, an EP called "Beats and Rhymes, Vol. 1," produced by UK producer Stealf.

Brown's voice is reminiscent of West Coast emcee Tray Deee and his style is a throwback to the early '90s hardcore street rap, and the project's beats lay samples over fat basslines which gives it more of a West Coast feel as well.

JackItDown Brown also lends himself to more endearing topics like the pure enjoyment of experiencing the firsts of a person's favorite things, and for Brown rapping is on that list. Brown even gets legendary Kool G. Rap on the project for a feature.

Here's his song "I Kill Everything" and following is the music video for "I'm Real," both of which are from "Beats and Rhymes, Vol. 1."

The project is available through most major digital music distributors via Island Def Jam Digital Distribution.

 

Known for his work with Growing Nation, Adi Armour has released a street video for his new song, "Overkill."
Known for his work with Growing Nation, Adi Armour has released a street video for his new song, "Overkill."

Milwaukee UP: Adi Armour provides you with some "Overkill"

Adi Armour, the singer known by and large for his work with Growing Nation, has released a street video for his new song, "Overkill," which is from his "Her The EP," which you can download for free here.

The video features a brief interlude using another song before launching into the new track.

Milwaukee music mainstay Kid Cut Up is leaving for the West Coast.
Milwaukee music mainstay Kid Cut Up is leaving for the West Coast.
The DJ and co-host of WMSE's The MadKids Show is moving to L.A. to hopefully find success in their large market DJ culture.
The DJ and co-host of WMSE's The MadKids Show is moving to L.A. to hopefully find success in their large market DJ culture.

Milwaukee UP: Kid Cut Up says farewell

Hey Milwaukeeans, I have some sad news to report. Award-winning club DJ – and half of The MadKids Show – Kid Cut Up is flying the coop for the West Coast.

This Tuesday may mark the end of Kid Cut Up's presence on The MadKids Show – the Tuesday night hip-hop show on 91.7 WMSE that has been in the 9 p.m.-midnight slot for three years since the decade-long Late Night Hype Show retired. But just because KCU is leaving TMK and Milwaukee doesn't mean he's done with us completely.

Kid told me that he'd still find his way back to Milwaukee every now and again to visit friends and family and to spin a gig or two on occasion.

This move, in some people's minds, is long overdue as Kid Cut Up has consistently been one of the Midwest's best mix DJs and is the type of guy that could really fare well in the club/DJ culture Los Angeles has. Cut Up hopes for the same result, but is more realistic about the challenge of the move.

"Well, first off, I hope I AM successful out in L.A. I know I'm leaving a lot of awesome things behind by leaving Milwaukee. I've been a part of a ton of great and successful events and had the chance to work with a lot of great people here. Moving to L.A. is like starting all over."

Kid Cut Up is one of the nicest guys in the Milwaukee music scene and he'll always give you his honest opinion if you ask for it. He's championed Milwaukee music whenever he was given the chance and he worked up from the basement to work in some of the best bars and clubs in Milwaukee. It's that hard work and dues paid in Milwaukee that led Cut Up to give Los Angeles a shot, he says.

"I am confident that my time in Milwaukee has trained me well and prepared me to take on anywhere. Doing art in Milwaukee is a challenge because there isn't a large audience for art and music here. There are a lot of good artists doing a wide variety of things, but too often they are overlooked by a general populace that doesn't appreciate it.

"So, if you can make it happen in Milwaukee,…

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"Learn It" features underrated Milwaukee rapper, Bandana.
"Learn It" features underrated Milwaukee rapper, Bandana.

Milwaukee UP: Haz Solo and Bandana team up again

Here's a nice new jawn that's perfect for setting off your Friday happy hour after a long and stressful week.

It doesn't matter whether he's in Milwaukee, Los Angeles or Tokyo, Haz Solo finds a way to put out a large quantity of quality product via beat tapes, singles, albums and collaborations.

Haz's latest single "Learn It" features underrated Milwaukee rapper Bandana and a smooth beat produced by Ohbliv, who is from Virginia.

Learn It (feat. BANDANA) Produced by Ohbliv by HAZ.SOLO