By Dylan Deprey If Antonia Anderson could travel back in time to give herself one piece of advice, she’d probably tell herself to stock up on milk crates because there’s no way she’d tell herself to stop collecting vinyl records. Taking a stroll through Anderson’s house is like traveling through history. Guests are greeted with […]
Hip-Hop in Milwaukee: 88Nine’s New Podcast Explores the History
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz When was the first hip-hop song recorded in Milwaukee? That was the question a team at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee had earlier this year. As 88Nine dived into this journey, the team decided to share the process through a podcast, which explored Milwaukee’s musical history. The podcast, called “Backspin”, was released earlier this […]
Brotherhood Over Everything, A.D.H.D comes Full Circle after releasing Solo Projects
By Dylan Deprey The Milwaukee Hip-Hop trio Adolescent Devious, or A.D.H.D has a sound all of its own. With infusion of the trap banger and conscious lyrical substance, the trio represents a voice for those pushing for greatness, even when the circumstances are most grim. Tracks like “Telling Myself” and “Soul Brothers,” are self-empowerment anthems […]
Beyond the Rhetoric: Have Hip-Hop and Wall Street Destroyed Soul Music?
By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Mother Land.” During a visit to Kenya, I went to a music event. […]
Can I Kick It? Yes UCAN!
Madison’s 6th Annual Hip Hop Awards to Take Place This Saturday by Rob Franklin Hip Hop and it don’t stop. The 6th Annual Madison Hip Hop Awards will take place on Saturday, November 7th at The BarrymoreTheatre. The event is sponsored by the Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN). The awards show is an effort made […]
World Wide Read: The Wisconsin Book Festival
By Rob Franklin In a world that focuses on social media as a primary means to gather information, being able to sit down and snuggle up to a good book seems to have become a lost art. But looking at the lineup for this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival is proof that the literary world is […]
Making a New Rap About Unity and The Black Dollar
By James G. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—The power of hip hop and the Black economy were the topics of discussion during a press conference at the National Press Club Oct. 9, kicking off the day’s events for the Justice Or Else weekend here. Real Hip Hop Network chairman Atonn […]
UCAN Summer Concert Series Brings Hip-Hop to the City
By Lindsey Gapen May 29, 2015 Big Hitz Ent performing at a UCAN event at James Madison Park. Photo credit: Karen Reece For the Urban Community Arts Network, summertime means live Hip-Hop and R&B music, dance performances, educational workshops and a whole lot of talent. According to Pacal Bayley, who goes […]