By JC Poppe Special to Published Jan 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Dope Folks Records is quickly becoming the best hip-hop label in Milwaukee, and they aren't even releasing music cut anywhere in the 2000s.

A label founded by John "Kid Millions" Kuester and Chris Schulist, focuses on releasing previously unreleased or rare out-of-print music from the 1990's, and so far the label has been surprisingly Milwaukee centric with half of its releases being from artists like Stranj Child and Rock La Flow.

It is the latter release that is their newest, and Dope Folks is going all out for this one. This Saturday at 10 p.m. at Stonefly Brewery they are hosting a release party for La Flow's "The Flogram Pt. 1" and are flying in DJ Tory Tee, the man who produced the entire project back in the 90's, as well as bringing up Rock La Flow himself to Milwaukee for a very rare appearance.

For anybody that is a head for the 1990s style of hip-hop will be extremely happy with "The Flogram Pt. 1" as it showcases the extremely talented Rock La Flow's ... well, flow. His spitfire lyrics matched with Tory Tee's production is truly classic.

If you aren't able to spin vinyl, Dope Folks has now made all of their releases available for download via the Web site. Later this year, "The Flogram Pt. 2" should be coming out, but no official word about it has been released.


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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.