I hope you will excuse this guest intrusion into JC Poppe's Milwaukee UP hip-hop blog.
But, Jonathan, you see, will release two great records in January and although I'm doing a full-on interview with him about those records at the start of the new year, I wanted to make sure you got the chance to check out an advance video, too.
The video for "Foundation of a Moment," embedded below, was shot and edited by Ku Mays and Mindy Mays, and features several cameos by Raze.
The song, meanwhile, was produced by Danny Diggs with cuts by DJ
Stay tuned for more on Poppe's records -- "Shadowlands" (which includes "Foundation of a Moment") and "Tea Party" -- due out in January. And expect JC back in this space on Friday.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.