First there was Dr. Gregory House, the irritable M.D. that audiences love to love because of his quirky nature and his ability to save people.
Then came Slaughterhouse, a collective of angry rappers that formed a group to set the record straight on what real rapping is all about in an attempt to save hip-hop from dying.
Now Milwaukee can say they have a rap "house" collective with the newly minted group Monster House.
This new house of monsters is made up of self-proclaimed "Midwest monster" emcee SPEAK Easy, producer/engineer Dave "Audiopilot" Derrilykt and rapper/crooner Panic.
Yesterday they released their debut sound that goes bump in the night, a track called "Clips," via East Coast blog site TheMadBloggers.com.
The group is working on an album called "Raiders of the Lost Art" for release in 2012.
Head on over to TheMadBloggers' Bandcamp for a listen.
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.