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The songs we hope Rihanna will sing for her Super Bowl LVII performance

Courtesy: Instagram/@badgalriri This week, Rihanna fans got the best surprise of all. "Badgal Riri" is coming out of her long musical hiatus to perform at Superbowl LVII. The Roc Nation artist and “R8” singer hasn’t yet spoken on the news, but she confirmed it on Instagram – with her tatted hand holding a NFL football. The HYFIN team is very excited to see which songs will be on her set […]

todaySeptember 29, 2022 20


Join us for Radio Milwaukee’s 15th Birthday Party on Oct. 1!

Free event features live music from You Win !!!, Kia Rap Princess and Gego Y Nony We are so excited to be able to welcome the entire Radio Milwaukee community back into our Walker’s Point home for our first major event since early 2020! The birthday party, beginning at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public, and will feature food and beverages from local food trucks, interactive entertainment […]

todaySeptember 26, 2022 74 1


Makaya McCraven’s ‘In These Times’: A musical marvel made by meticulous process

With In These Times, Makaya McCraven has perfected a method in which he weaves jazz improvisation and hip-hop recording techniques together with sensitivity that masks an obsessive attention to detail. Sulyiman Stokes/Courtesy of the artist When it comes to understanding Makaya McCraven's musical output of the last decade, the proof is in the process. As a drummer, producer, bandleader and composer — "beat scientist" is the official nom de groove […]

todaySeptember 23, 2022 7 2


Chingy drops new single, ‘Can’t Blame Me’, returns to music scene with nothing to prove

You don’t even have to say his name and most likely – when you hear his voice – you’ll already know who he is. Yep. Chingy. His song "Right Thurr" inspired dance moves, and other tracks like "Holidae In" and "One Call Away" are happily burned into our memories. Chingy has built a massive fanbase since his 2003 debut, but after attorney mishaps and various disputes, we started hearing less […]

todaySeptember 20, 2022 121

Ramsey Lewis, seen here performing at the Ontario Jazz Festival in 1981, died Monday at his home in Chicago. Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images


Ramsey Lewis, the pop chart’s favorite jazz pianist, dies at 87

Ramsey Lewis, seen here performing at the Ontario Jazz Festival in 1981, died Monday at his home in Chicago. Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images Ramsey Lewis, a pianist who sustained connections between jazz and popular music at a time when those bonds often seemed fragile and imperiled, died on Monday in Chicago, his hometown. He was 87. His death was announced by his manager, Brett Steele, who cited natural […]

todaySeptember 13, 2022 13


Sudan Archives’ vibrant music of exploration

Born Brittney Parks and nicknamed Sudan as a child, the artist is driven by her intense curiosity. Sudan Archives' music celebrates digging. With infectious curiosity, her oddball collages of hip-hop, electronic and globally sourced folk bridge worlds and tramp through them, encouraging you to forge your own routes as well. Across two EPs and an album, the self-taught violinist, producer, and songwriter has honed a distinct blend of layered vocals […]

todaySeptember 9, 2022 16


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 1016 7 5


Kendrick in Milwaukee: Thanks for a great concert and reminding me I’ve been a day-one fan

OK, this is so crazy to say, but I actually AM a big Kendrick Lamar fan. The oddity isn't that I really enjoy “K.Dot;” it's that I didn't realize how much until I went to his "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers" concert in Milwaukee Thursday night. Let me preface this by explaining I love music, but I really love live music. Admittedly, I don’t attend concerts all that often […]

todayAugust 22, 2022 163 2


‘Rap Sh!t’ muses on music and the art of making it

Aida Osman and KaMillion star as aspiring rappers in Rap Sh!t. The HBO Max series Rap Sh!t feels like a comedy for The Moment. Created by Issa Rae, the show focuses on Shawna and Mia (played by Aida Osman and KaMillion), two aspiring rappers from Miami, and documents the challenges they face as young women trying to break into the music industry. And for these women on the cusp of […]

todayAugust 22, 2022 2

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