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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

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Dana Coppafeel has a new video out, but that's just the tip of the hip-hop iceberg.
Dana Coppafeel has a new video out, but that's just the tip of the hip-hop iceberg.

Milwaukee hip-hop videos galore: Dana Coppa, Prophetic, Gerald Walker, Dope Folk

Happy Friday, friends of Milwaukee hip-hop.

While I've been off the grid, lots of stuff has been going on in the Milwaukee hip-hop scene.

New projects have dropped, new singles have been released, and new music videos have been exploding all over the interwebs.

I can't cover everything, but I wanted to at least shout out a few newer music videos that I think you all should check out.

The first video is for the Dana Coppafeel song "Hot Shots Part Deux" that features east coast rapper Action Bronson and west coast rapper RiFF RaFF.

Shot by Stan Perry and Edited by Xavier Ruffin, this video is clean and features some great animation scenes.

The song, produced by The White Russian and released through Uni.Fi Records, has been hitting the blogs and music sites hard thanks largely to the attachment of the names Action Bronson and RiFF RaFF.

If you haven't heard about it, check it out here.

The next video is for the Prophetic song "100 Karats" and shows the Milwaukee emcee cruising around the city of Milwaukee on a rainy day.

I swear that part of the stationary shots are filmed on North Avenue around the Checkers, but that could just be because I'm hungry while typing this.

This video was also shot by Stan Perry, but was edited by HD Designz, and goes the opposite direction of being showy even though the name of the song is "100 Karats."

The video is very "in search of" instead of "look what I have."

For fans of Bugs Bunny, several classic cartoon scenes are incorporated into the video. It will be interesting to see how far this video goes for Proph, who tends to get tens of thousands of hits on his videos, before a "cease and desist" letter gets sent to him for borrowing the famous rabbit for an appearance.

Up next is a new video from Gerald Walker for a song called "Um, Excuse Me."

Directed by Eric Guerrero, the video shows Walker bumming around California while reflecting on some thoughts and addressing his drive, and how some peopl…

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The Altos have a gem in their new video for their song "Altos, Altos, Sing (For Trouble)." (Photo: CJ Foeckler)
The Altos have a gem in their new video for their song "Altos, Altos, Sing (For Trouble)." (Photo: CJ Foeckler)
Logic & Raze have released their Jack and Nick Packard-directed video for their song "Eye Gee Oh."
Logic & Raze have released their Jack and Nick Packard-directed video for their song "Eye Gee Oh."

Milwaukee music videos keep getting better: Altos and Logic & Raze

Just because Milwaukee UP is done doesn't mean that I'm completely going to fall off of the face of the earth. When I come across something that I think is cool, I'm going to share it with people, because that is still something that I feel is worthwhile.

First, I must ask you a question: Have you seen the new music video for the Altos song "Altos, Altos, Sing (For Trouble)" directed by Sean Williamson and shot by Erik Ljung and Jon Salimes of Milwaukee's High Frequency Media?

If you answered "no" to that question, then you are certainly in for a treat!

The video shows the various members of the group, either waiting for something or searching for something and then at the climax of the short film ... nah, I'm not going to tell you. Just watch it.

If that wasn't already enough, Logic & Raze have released their Jack and Nick Packard-directed video for their song "Eye Gee Oh" and OH EM GEE this music video is something serious, fierce and frightening.

The editing is slick and even elegant when certain movements are combined to the rhythm of the beat.

Be prepared, these is a body in a body bag and that body does talk.

Yikes.

I can't embed it, so follow the link and enjoy.

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A farewell to Milwaukee UP

The idea of giving up the identity that I have cultivated over the last five years is a troublesome one.

I have been an active member of the Milwaukee hip-hop community since 2007 and my love for the quality and quantity of output from its finest sources only grew that love.

The love culminated, for me, not in my personal recording of music but rather in the spirit of coverage that I was tasked by peers to provide for the Milwaukee hip-hop scene.

A true labor of love the two-year-old blog Milwaukee UP has been for me; a constant love letter from me to you, the Milwaukee hip-hop community.

Never in the dreams of my dreams did I imagine a day when my passion for music, music on the whole, would reduce to a feeble whimper.

Beyond the Milwaukee hip-hop scene, I've loved music since my earliest days on this planet.

I clung to the radio and the few tapes I was able to obtain when I was first introduced to the Sony Walkman.

I did everything I could to get my parents to buy me CDs, or use my gift money for CDs, once I obtained a Sony boombox.

My passion led me to not only listen to the music but to read the liner notes and covet the magazines that covered those artists that I could listen to, and especially those that I couldn't.

Never a player of music, the sound emitting from my speakers was all that I could attach myself to and I attached myself entirely to it.

This knowledge of myself, my past and the part that music has played in my development – or lack thereof, depending on with whom you speak – is a reality that has recently become much more a discussion of my past rather than my present.

Love, a once passionate love, has now turned to a far more platonic love.

Of course it is silly to think of music as an entity that can love a person back, but in its thoughts, expressions and sounds, it often felt like it did love me, the listener.

This change has led to an emotional detachment of sorts between me and my dedicated coverage of Milwaukee hip-hop and…

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The Radio Milwaukee Music Awards celebrated some of the best in local music Tuesday night.
The Radio Milwaukee Music Awards celebrated some of the best in local music Tuesday night.

Milwaukee UP: Yearly 88Nine awards a success, as per usual

This last Tuesday 88NINE Radio Milwaukee held their annual award ceremony to celebrate some of the best that the Milwaukee music sphere has to offer.

As they have in the past, they kicked off the event with a social networking party that featured a new wrinkle in the form of a new partner – Yellow Phone Music Conference.

For those in attendance at the networking aspect of the party, Yellow Phone was running a special on passes to their conference coming up later this fall.

For the performance side of the night, the radio station tapped artists that proved they were the right acts to book, as they were all finalists in at least one award category.

A solid performance was delivered Tuesday night by everybody on the bill, which included The Delta Routine, Boy Blue, Logic and Raze, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades and Jayme Dawicki.

Here is a list of the finalists and the winners of each category.

Album of the Year
Winner: Trapper Schoepp and the Shades - Run, Engine, Run

Boy Blue - I Like You Better When
The Hollowz - Dreams Of Sex and Flying
Logic and Raze - Still Untitled
The Delta Routine - More About You

Song of the Year
Winner: The Hollowz - Parade

Trapper Schoepp and the Shades - I-94
Boy Blue - Robot Tube Socks
BoDeans - Blowin My Mind
Jayme Dawicki - 72 1/2 Toyota Truck

Solo Artist of the Year
Winner: Paul Cebar

SpeakEasy
Evan Christian
Nora Collins
Jayme Dawicki

Band of the Year
Winner: The Delta Routine

Trapper Schoepp and the Shades
The Hollowz
Logic and Raze
Boy Blue

Catchiest Song of the Year
Winner: Boy Blue - Robot Tube Socks

Trapper Schoepp and the Shades - I-94
Jayme Dawicki - 72 1/2 Toyota Truck
BoDeans - Blowin My Mind
The Hollowz - Parade

Album Artwork of the Year
Winner: Sat. Nite Duets - One Nite Only

Jayme Dawicki - Love Love
Animals In Human Attire - Animals In Human Attire
Trapper Schoepp and the Shades - Run, Engine, Run
Logic and Raze - Still Untitled

Music Video of the Year
Winner: Uncle Larry - At The Beach

The Delta Routine - Cool and Collected
The…

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