By JC Poppe Special to Published Jan 02, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Welcome to 2012, friends, and welcome to what promises to be another great year for Milwaukee hip-hop – and all of the other genres as well.

I'm giving my first post in 2012 to Klassik and ¡OYE! and their latest mixtape, "(F**k) Yellow Lights."

The mixtape is a collection of their work together over the last few years, but it also features several new songs by each artist.

I'm a fan of both artists and this goes to show how good they are together.

DJ *Hitmayng hosts and mixes the project, and the artists release the project in collaboration with InkRed Clothing, a grass roots clothing company they've been associated with for a while now.

You can grab the mixtape here.

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.