By JC Poppe Special to Published Jul 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM

On Aug. 9, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement and Lloyd invade The Marcus Amphitheater as a part of the "I Am Still Music" tour.

That is quite the diverse lineup, containing of several platinum and gold artists.

Knowing how much Milwaukee loves these artists, are you planning on going?

Also, keep a look out in the coming weeks for an interview that I did with Far East Movement.

JC Poppe Special to

Born in Milwaukee and raised in the Milwaukee suburb of Brown Deer, Concordia University Wisconsin alumnus Poppe has spent the majority of his life in or around the city and county of Milwaukee.

As an advocate of Milwaukee's hip-hop community Poppe began popular local music blog Milwaukee UP in March 2010. Check out the archived entries here.

Though heavy on the hip-hop, Poppe writes about other genres of music and occasionally about food, culture or sports, and is always ready to show his pride in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.