Here is a #FashionFriday flash back from our fashion editor Vato. With labor day coming up, getting your white wear out of the way is a must!
It's still summer right?
Well if your not quite ready to get back to reality, we have some music to keep you in the mood. Cj Folds has dropped “The Summer Pack” EP, in our inbox, and we must say . . . We ain't mad at’em. This pack features artist J.Dot, Eli $tones, Kevin Hues, and Bobby Kennedy. The production is light, synthesized, vibey, with that new age calibration of smooth hood aura and R&B. There is really not one word for it. It’s a mix.
Our favorite track is Vibe, because of course we are always trying to catch one. But the production layered with the cadence is doing something for us.
So check out “The Summer Pack” EP, and let us know what you really think. Should we be bumping this with the sun roof down riding around the city sipin’ mango smoothies with bae or nah?
Come kick it with us on the BLT (Beer Line Trail) during Hip Hop Week MKE.
CopyWrite will be keeping you in the mix for #AllThingsUrban for this event.
As media sponsor for Music On the BLT, we want to make sure we are inviting our REAL locals to come join us in this space, taking back our community, our culture, our city!
When there is a music showcase going on in the city with a crackin’ line up, you have to show up. MKExpand Anniversary show was one of them. Check out our recap video here w/ interviews with Carrie for CopyWrite.
Invite us to your next event. We might just show up! ;-)
You know #SupportTheLocal
Cue up “A Star Is Born” - Jay Z ft. J. Cole . . . Okay, is it playing? Good now we can start!
That was the song that I wanted to hear after over 48 hours of contraction and of course screaming at the top of my lungs. “Everyday a star is born / Clap for 'em, clap for 'em, clap for 'em / Hey” .
I wanted to hear that song because Hip Hop is life (duh!) but more importantly because stars are born everyday. Why not breath greatness into her from the start?
By now those of you who read my “monthly” post know me well enough to assume I am itching to come back from maternity leave lol. I don’t know how you ladies do it! I have been sneaking and checking my emails, trying to plot on my next move. I mean just picture me walking around the house with the baby strapped to me scheduling out CopyWrite business from my phone in one hand and the vacuum cleaner in the other Haaaaaaaa! I’m ridiculous.
So of course I’m writing this while she is taking a nap (there is no free time) and just staring at her little face, it was all worth it. Every sleepless night, every headache, every body ache, it was worth it to see her little smile while she sleeps.
Now for business. . . I’m clearly going to be a lot more busy these days grooming this lil sassy pants to take over the empire lol but until then I’m focusing in on young creatives who need resume and portfolio boosters that want to #SupportTheLocal
I’m talking about INTERNS & creative STARS! So this is the time to join the CW family. I have project stipends available, press privileges, college credits, teaching opportunities, training opportunities, publishing opportunities and more. My team will be taking over the creative scene this coming Fall. We want more for our city, our people, and our community. We do more and we don’t fold. We break the mold. We are not your average media company….but ya’ knew dat!
So if you want in (Photographers, videographers, journalist, graphic designers, bloggers, & creatives) Please Apply!
Now leave me alone for the next 2 weeks lol I will be back soon. Hatched & Snatched, with a big smile on my face, ready to go HARD!
Genesis Renji is a very familiar name and face at CopyWrite, so you know we had to shout out his new track “The Woes,” featuring rap vet, Burgie Streetz, and up-and-coming star, Nile.
“Renji has promised a long summer and doesn’t seem to be letting up. The second single from the upcoming KEEFE album arrives on the heels of his last loosie Talk 2 Me. This time, Gen taps two of Milwaukee’s finest lyricists to join him. Three generations of Milwaukee rap.
On The Woes rising rap artist Nile and veteran Burgie Streetz help Renji paint the perspectives of being a product of your environment. The hook has an eerie chant of being robbed of more than jewelry. The verses from each emcee depict a dark reality that each lives individually but universally.”
KEEFE is scheduled for a September release, so make sure you stay on the lookout for that one this Fall! Can I get a ‘yeah yeah’ *Imitating Gen’s famous line lol*
Looking for a internship that will help you explore your creative skills while, giving you real world experience, all while you #SupportTheLocal ? Well we got you! Check out our 2019-2020 intern specs and apply today. We have several spots open in all areas, flexible schedules, resume/portfolio building, project stipends college credits and more!
Oh Summerfest, the time of year that officially kicks off a beautiful Milwaukee Summer...and what a beautiful start it was. The weather was amazing for the first day of the festival. Perfect for all the concerts, food, fun and of course, The Big Bang (my favorite part might I add). I was a little worried at first because the weather said it was going to rain for the entire week of Summerfest, but luckily Mother Nature was in our favor on the first day.
The main reason everyone is in attendance for Summerfest though, is usually for the music lineup. This year wasn’t too disappointing when it came to representation and diversity with performances from Lizzo, T-Pain, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Jacob Latimore, Vic Mensa, T.I., A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Schoolboy Q at the amphitheatre and more! Even when it came to the local talent, Summerfest was on it with Spaidez, Shle Berry, MT Twins, and Nile, just to name a few.
Going back to Mother Nature...she wasn’t playing on the second day of Summerfest (and a few other days as well), which was also the day Lizzo performed. When I say it rained, it POURED. I was completely soaked and so were many others. Summerfest was providing people with rain ponchos while everyone scurried to find cover from the storm. Surprisingly enough though, the thunderstorm didn’t stop Lizzo fans, as they trapped through it all just to get a glimpse of her Black Girl Magic. There were nearly 10,000 people in attendance for her show (says fox 6 News), which means to me that she is ready to fill those amphitheatre seats!
I tried to finesse my way into interviewing Lizzo, but got humbled real quick lol. I don’t know who I thought I was that day with my camera set-up and microphone, only having done one on-camera interview so far in my career, but that didn’t matter to me, I was trying to get it done! Okay! Haha. (But we did get cool pics of T.I. set)
The highlight of Summerfest for me had to be the day A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie was performing on July 2nd at the U.S. Cellular Stage. DJay Mando was opening up for the MT Twins, Jacob Latimore and A Boogie. That show had crazy energy! Everyone was lit and just excited, but it also made me realize if I wasn’t there as a reporter, I probably wouldn’t have gone. Those kids in the crowd made me feel old lol! I remember back when I was their age in high school, getting there super early to get a good view, sweating like crazy from the heat, all the pushing and shoving. Yeah, no thanks. I can’t do that anymore. Big Yikes! However, being there as a reporter was so dope! I would do that any day.
The last day of Summerfest was cool too because whenever someone saw me with the mic and camera, to them, it was showtime! I met a few brave individuals who just wanted to hop on screen with me and that’s always a good time. Those moments always remind me of the great human experiences I get to have during these events that bring people together from all different backgrounds and communities. It’s like one big BBQ or family reunion and I love it!
Overall, Summerfest 2k19 was amazing! I had so much fun for it being my first time doing on-camera interviews and I was geeked to be able to start doing what I want to do for my career. I learned so much through this experience and from everyone I talked to. I had a lot of “firsts” that are finally out of the way, like hearing more No’s than Yes’s, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Don’t forget to check out my brief interviews with Vincent Van Great, DJay Mando, the MT Twins, and Nile. They all did a great job so make sure you follow them and support them on their journey!
/Carrie for CW