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The perfect vibe: Silas Short blends old & new school to create soulful music, art

The song "Queen of Paisley" has an old school vibe that may make it hard to believe it was written by a 24 year old artist. Silas Short, from Milwaukee, is that guy. Silas is the latest phenomenon to come out of our city. Short’s career began one night on Christmas eve when he DM’d one of his favorite artists. That DM landed him at Stones Throw Records, the same […]

todayJanuary 31, 2023 2 2


Money Talks: Quality Control’s investment manager on finance, the music industry and venture capital

Courtesy: Dazayah Walker The quality management system consists of three parts: quality planning, quality assurance and, most importantly, quality control. The first known use of the words quality control was back in 1935. Quality control is a system that companies use to measure that their systems are intact. The record label, Quality Control, is almost 10 years old. But you wouldn't know that by their global impact. They've turned out […]

todayJanuary 9, 2023 5


Highly acclaimed choreographer Frank Gatson returns to Milwaukee to build new opportunities for creatives

Frank Gatson Jr. has come back home and he’s bringing some famous friends with him. Gatson Jr. is an award-winning choreographer who has worked with legends throughout the entertainment industry. He has returned home to take on a new role as co-founder and creative director of the YWCA’s new state of the arts women empowerment hub. The 70,000 square foot building located at 1915 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive […]

todayDecember 27, 2022 1


Genre-bending Jean Dawson finds inspiration by speaking his truth and living life without boundaries

Courtesy of the artist For most people walking a tight rope between multiple spaces and places can be a challenge. But not for Jean Dawson. If he had his way there would be no boundaries, in language, land music or imagery.  Nothing displays this more than his video for "Pirate Radio". In this video he plays with the duality of images. He begins the video highlighting the connection between technology […]

todayDecember 5, 2022 5


‘I always knew’: NNAMDI on new music, family inspirations and his ‘backup career’ in engineering

Courtesy of the artist The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Element Everest-Blanks: You were born in California, moved to Ohio, and then ultimately settled in Lansing, Illinois. NNAMDI: Correct. EEB: Father was, or still is, a minister. NNAMDI: Yes he is. I would go to church, do the services. I started playing some music in church too. I played drums a little bit, but I was […]

todayNovember 28, 2022 2 5


Music Legend Kurtis Blow Celebrates the Holidays with Hip Hop Nutcracker in Milwaukee

Courtesy of the Artist To date, "The Hip Hop Nutcracker" has been performed more than 200 times in 70 cities, reaching tens of thousands of audience members across the country. The live show celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season. Who better to lead this cast in delivering that message than hip hop legend himself Kurtis Blow?He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, B-boy, DJ, […]

todayNovember 22, 2022 6 2


Award-winning, vegan chef Bryant Terry talks intersections of food, politics, poverty & family traditions

Bryant Terry Growing up, I loved PBS. Full disclosure, I still do. One of the images burned into my memory, from watching the station, is a shooting star with a rainbow tail and the words "The More You Know". I always felt like this was just the beginning of the statement. The full statement was "The More You Know, The More You Grow". I grew tremendously in my conversation with […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 3


Bob James: the jazz musician who unknowingly helped create the sound of hip hop

Most artists have a “Mt. Rushmore” of people who have influenced the work they create, or who have changed their style forever. While many artists may never get the chance to meet anyone on their list, I did. Not only was I fortunate enough to interview Bob James, I was serenaded by him. James, 82, is a child prodigy who turned out to be the most sampled jazz musician in […]

todayAugust 23, 2022 9 5

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Killer Mike talks new music, entrepreneurship, Outkast and America

On July 4, Killer Mike released “Run,” his first solo track since the 2012 album “R.A.P. Music” produced by his partner in crime from Run the Jewels, EL-P. In an interview with HYFIN‘s own Element, Killer Mike discussed the song in depth, saying, “‘Run’ is not just educational. It’s not just instructional. ‘Run’ is a dope record full of swagger and pride. ‘Run’ is a record that Dave Chapelle intros in […]

todayJuly 13, 2022 4 2

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