There is a good portion of younger people that have reserved their place in Based heaven alongside their Based god Lil B, but there are also a good handful of teens and young 20-somethings that believe in a more poetic and artistic approach to self-expression.
Rory "Milo" Ferreira prescribes to the latter, penning songs that are part beat poet, part Native Tongue hip-hop and part intelligent emo. What Milo brings to the table, as he has since I was introduced to him and his hip-hop group Nom De Rap, is something that I like to call Library Rap.
Library Rap is, to me, what you'd expect from a young and smart person that is growing in knowledge and maturity, yet still doesn't exactly know themselves or the path that they could actually be on. They are lost in the books they read, the philosophies they study, the hypotheses they believe in today but might vehemently fight against tomorrow as they consume more words and pages.
Check out Milo's "One Lonely Owl" from his upcoming release "I wish my brother Rob was here," produced by Gold Panda.
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.