By JC Poppe Special to Published Aug 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Just yesterday I showed you a video that was directed by Xavier Ruffin, Prophetic's "Jungle," and as it seems to go sometimes, I have another video for you that was directed by Ruffin.

This new video was released last week, but only came across my plate over the weekend.

Gerald Walker is Milwaukee's best version of the combination rapper/singer currently popular due to the large success of an artist like Drake.

Walker is a guy that makes similar pop-hop music, but he manages to hold his own in a field of clones. I've only heard a handful of Walker's songs, but I've liked each of them and I think he has real value in the Milwaukee music scene – please read that as music scene and not just hip-hop scene.

Walker has even attracted the attention of T.I.'s Grand Hustle record label. Though he's not on the label, he is affiliated with them in some respect.
Check out "The Missing Piece" and let me know what you think about Walker AND director Ruffin.

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.