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,…Read more...