By JC Poppe Special to Published Mar 07, 2011 at 1:55 PM

The WAMI nominees are in!

This year, Milwaukee hip-hop dominates the rap and hip-hop category.

The nominees are (in alphabetic order):

Amerika's Addiction


Fresh Cut Collective


Off Tha Hook


Fresh Cut Collective is the only Milwaukee hip-hop artist to also find themselves nominated in another category. Their self-titled album released last year was nominated for "Album of the Year."

The winners will be announced on April 17th at Turner Hall. All information about the event, including ticket sales and the list of all the other nominees can be found at the WAMI website.

Also, shout out to for being nominated for a WAMI in the category of "Print/Media."

JC Poppe Special to

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.