By JC Poppe Special to Published Feb 24, 2012 at 2:11 PM

If you've been following Milwaukee rapper Pizzle recently, you've probably noticed that he seems to grow by leaps and bounds with each project or single that he releases.

From his verse on the "Green and Yellow" remix that also featured Prophetic, to his album "Fame In Vain," to his recent single featuring Rico Love, Pizzle is showing himself to no longer be a dark horse in the Milwaukee's race to stardom.

Later today Pizzle is releasing a new mixtape called "Insomnia" through website, and earlier today he released a video of him absolutely slaughtering a beat with his on-again-off-again chopping style of rapping.

Check out the video and grab the mixtape when it drops and also go back and get "Fame In Vain" online here.


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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.