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Baby Rose is ‘letting go’ in her music, trusting her gut and choosing to surrender

Courtesy: Nicole Hernandez Raised in Washington D.C., working in L.A., residing in Atlanta. Baby Rose, and her distinctive voice, feel as well traveled as the woman, born Jasmine Rose Wilson, has been herself. I had the luxury of talking with her about her path from writing poems at age 12, to crafting her own records like her 2020 debut LP, To Myself. Her parents influenced her love of music and she wants to share […]

todayDecember 21, 2022

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Danielle Ponder confronts truths, shares life lessons on latest project, “Some of Us Are Brave”

Courtesy of the artist An artist like Danielle Ponder has layers. She is not only a brilliant artist, she’s a TED talk speaker and a respected attorney. So, when I sat down to talk to her about her life, love and music I had no idea that I would soon feel like a member of her inner circle. She let me in on her personal highs and lows. She even […]

todayDecember 13, 2022 2

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Klassik reminds us all that karma is real in new single “All Comes Back”

The newest release from Klassik is a cautionary message. It's one we've all heard before, but here, it's clear some of us need to be reminded about karma. In "All Comes Back" he warns "...you can run, you can hide, but in time your hand will show." The visuals, mostly in black and white, are simple yet crisp. Klassik sings lessons from the beach, reflecting on past dealings with inauthentic […]

todayDecember 8, 2022

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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 4

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‘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 1 5

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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 5 2

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New tech portal allows people to upload health data for medical research and get paid for its use

Geno.Me Founder/CEO Britt Gottschalk The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Until now, your health records mostly benefited you during doctor’s visits. A new Milwaukee-based biotech startup hopes to use that data to transform the world of medical science — and put money in your pocket as well. Geno.Me Founder and CEO Britt Gottschalk said the company will give users a more “360-degree view” of their health. […]

todayNovember 17, 2022

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As MATTHÙ, Kevin Bush shares his voice and state of mind on new EP ‘Montana’

Courtesy of the artist The sound of guitarist and producer Kevin Bush’s new project, MATTHÙ, isn’t a far cry from his work with his brother Will as sibling duo Immortal Girlfriend. But for anyone familiar with Kevin’s talents, it’s markedly different in ways that are both eye-opening and absorbing. His debut EP, Montana (available via Bandcamp), finds him using his voice (literally) and building an electronic music world softened by […]

todayNovember 15, 2022

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Zed Kenzo gets personal on ‘Zechariah’ EP, talks inspiration, sobriety and message to fans

"Zechariah" cover; Courtesy: Zed Kenzo On a first listen to Zed Kenzo’s new EP “Zechariah” my first thoughts were, 'this is dope'; 'this is Milwaukee' and 'hold up, why isn’t she on?' The production; the rawness; the playfulness; the experimentation. Wow. It’s been three years since Zed released a full project. Her talent is still there but her growth and clarity are wildly apparent. She’s been through things (heartbreak, substance […]

todayOctober 7, 2022 1

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