By JC Poppe Special to Published Mar 01, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Producer Madden Miles (formerly Mark V.) really likes to keep himself busy with the beats.

Last year he released a slew of beat tapes, including a monthly series named simply after the month he was putting it out, and several specialty beat projects.

Toward the end of last year he started collaborating heavily with East Coast-based music blog – yes, they do keep popping up in regards to Milwaukee hip-hop because they genuinely dig what we have going on here – and their partnership isn't slowing down.

TMB announced they're teaming with Miles for another beat tape project in which Q, one of the head honchos of the site, tosses an idea at Miles and challenges him to flip it and make it unique.

The first song they've released from the project is "Large Marge," named after the infamous – and terrifying to young kids who never saw it coming – character in one of Pee Wee Herman's films.

Yeah, Pee Wee had a film career, let us all remember that.

Give it a listen and make sure you take this one all the way to the end because Miles reveals where the sample comes from and it'll have you going back to see how he chopped it and if you can really recognize it.


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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.