By JC Poppe Special to Published Jul 25, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Streetz -n- Young Deuces is one of Milwaukee's hardest-working hip-hop groups.

That work ethic has seen them gain an endorsement from Lil Jon's Crunk!!! Energy Drink, who also endorses Paul Wall and Pitbull. They've received an award from the Southern Entertainment Awards, as well as several nominations. They've gotten down with The Aphilliates, DJ Drama's crew, and have released mixtapes in collaboration with different DJs in The Aphilliates.

SNYD recently released a "street video" for their song "Fear." This track is one of the strongest songs I've heard from SNYD to date, who continue to improve with each subsequent release.

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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.