Ave4 - iknwitsalittlelate

“Brooding, Moody, Different is what ave4 sounds like, but he knows no bounds.

A practicing DJ-turned-Producer, ave loves to blend and flip abstract and nostalgic samples to create moods and music that automatically catches the ear.

With influences like Atu, Dpat, Sango, Knxwledge amongst others in the LA beat scene, Ave4 strives to bring that sound to Milwaukee as well as create sounds that last generations to come.

While maintaining a bit of mystery and obscurity in his social media, he aims to make his name count and develop a vibe and feel that isn’t always heard on soundscapes.”

Despite only having a handful of songs out now, His upcoming debut project ‘SUNSET’ is set to drop this year, as his first foray into things officially but will have a lot more dropping this year on SoundCloud as well as Apple Music, Spotify, and Tidal.

Give him a listen and tell us if he should get the #CopyWrite stamp of approval.


Carrie’s Curl Conversation: Natural Hair in Milwaukee

Have you read Issue 13 Rebellion?

Feature article Carrie’s Curl Conversation came from a sit down with women talking about natural hair.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Hair is the subject of an ongoing conversation in the black community. Whether you wear it straight, in a low cut, throw a wig on it or put a relaxer in it, hair is something black women love and can talk about all day long. But something that gets less attention is the hair that black women are born with—their natural hair. Natural hair has been a hush-hush topic since, well, forever. But now, more women are going natural and more women are talking about it.

/Carrie (the Intern)

Joe Quinto - Out Of My Mind

Have you ever been in a relationship and wonder if it’s worth it? Maybe you feel like the relationship is becoming toxic for the both of you and you don’t see the benefit of being together anymore? Is that person starting to make you think, “well, maybe I’m trippin…?”. If you said yes, then you can relate to Joe Quinto’s song “Out Of My Mind” produced by Sean Sison. In this song, Joe is reflecting on his current relationship and is letting his girl know what he’s been thinking about their relationship lately and he’s realizing he has to go!

“‘Out Of My Mind’ has a laid-back vibe with a slightly aggressive undertone,” Joe said about his project, and we couldn’t agree more. You can really feel that hurt.

Shout out to Joe for the submission!



Yogie B & Keez - The Wake Up (Video Submission)

Today’s submission is a video from the hip-hop duo Yogie B & Keez titled “The Wake Up.” Right now everybody is doing the #10YearChallenge on social media and this video definitely feels like a throwback. I get Lupe Fiasco “Kick, Push” vibes from the way everyone in the video is at the skatepark on skateboards or bikes and the beat of the song is super chill. The lyrics match up really well with the concept of the video too, with the idea of doing things on your own time and not caring about what everyone else has to say...that’s the mood going forward in 2019, okay?! #CarefreeLivin

Be who you want. Keep it real. This is the wake up - Yogie B & Keez

Take a listen for yourself and tell us in the comments what you thought of the video.


Dirty Thought's - "Contamination"

“I mean I’m in my chest. It’s Killer Season. My focus is to annihilate this semester.” - an excerpt from a conversation I had with Big BaeBee last week.

As I hit the ground running making sure not to slip up with my responsibilities outside of my role at CopyWrite, it has become a symbolic time. The same way the chill rushed through the air and Hell as we know it froze overnight, spite with a blizzard of judgement came rushing into my world killing all the warm memories that had kept me silent for the past year (with only subliminal messages projected to those who needed to know).

The first reading of the semester would find a way to deliver me a message that would calm my nerves, put that ego back in my chest, remove the gloves in a way that coerces my friends turned foes to keep watching and allow me to laugh at the “loss” I just took.

(Real question is are you reading this? Lol)

Scholar, Kwame Anthony Appiahjan’s article “The Case for Contamination” (2006), delivered some insightful takes on globalizing factors of homogeneity that question limits of tolerance and concepts of Universal Truths. This banter of right and wrong projected by the westernized society onto other existences, customs, beliefs, life styles, practices, (you name it), has been indoctrinated into even your average citizen and boy oh boy how they forget that it was the colonizing, genocide creating, aristocratic, white male who started those “moral” trends.

But it is this quote that Appiahjan’s concluded his theory with that resonated with me:

“When we make judgments, after all, it's rarely because we have applied well-thought-out principles to a set of facts and deduced an answer. Our efforts to justify what we have done -- or what we plan to do -- are typically made up after the event, rationalizations of what we have decided intuitively to do. And a good deal of what we intuitively take to be right, we take to be right just because it is what we are used to. That does not mean, however, that we cannot become accustomed to doing things differently.”

I fuckin’ snickered with my nerdy self in understanding that my recent plight had been a cast of judgement of others not understanding their own moral compass, choosing to point to structured “rights”, accept the “wrongs” that they preferred, and rationalize after making a “Fuck you! I can't deal with your truth.” it hurts my soul, decision. Bloop, that's called hypocrisy, sweetie.

I say all that to say this. . . The next day I walked to the class I was about to teach, because yup, I do that too,  listening to Bone Thugs n Harmony - Thuggish Ruggish Bone, because I’m Dirty Bone (Lol) and I’m living my truth. I’m about that life, and until those around me can say the same for themselves they will continue to drop into the homogeneous bucket of complacency. Trying to live to societal standards instead of fulfilling your purpose.

But if I have to make the reference more current  *cues Chance The Rapper’s “I Might Need Security” & let me give my Soulja Boy on Breakfast Club speech. “I started this shit. Y’all shitted on me bro and laughed at me like I was nothing. I’m coming back with vengeance…DRAKEEEEEEEEE?????????” Soft natural stunt.


King Myles Featuring Shle Berry - Dancing in the Rain

Unseasonable weather this winter. More rain than snow (UNTIL THIS WEEK!). A music submission from King Myles featuring Shle Berry is a perfect fit. “Dancing in the rain” tells a story of becoming self and looking beyond the rain fall to the sunshine and positives of life.

"And I'm still dancing in the rain, advancing all of my pain from Lamborghinis and chains to elegant story telling and selling it from my veins. A social responsibility everybody contains. And talking 'bout my problems is revealing the welt, but I can't help you through the rain if I ain't feeling myself." - Shle Berry

Do you ever have those moments? Check out the track here and let us know.


Dres - Do It Big

This new year Mr. “Urban And Arrogant” is back at it with his cocky music delivery. The Milwaukee artist, Dres, has become consistent with his release style and of course attitude. We actually got a chance to see him perform last year . . . he does what he wants. He def has a presence and boy oh boy does he make an impression. His song "Do It Big", is just that, an inflation of his ego. And whether you like it or not he is showing out unapologetically.

Listen to the track and let us know if Dres is talkin’ your language.


Fashion Friday - Faux Flexin' (Issue 13 Winter Photo Shoot)

Find these winter looks in Issue 13 “Rebellion” of CopyWrite Magazine.

faux furs. faux jewels. natural glam. natural attitude.

Shot by: Sean Chris

In collaborations with Distinctive Designs By Tomira & J' Adornments

Have you heard?! Did you know?! That’s right, issue 13 of Copywrite Magazine just dropped January 15! The anticipation has been killing me and I am proud to say, with the final results, everyone involved in this issue has exceeded my expectations substantially. Thanks to every single individual who made this issue happen!

I must say, learning that I would be in charge of styling the winter photoshoot definitely had me a bit shaken up! This would be the first time I had done anything this major. These are models who take their image seriously, a photographer who will have his name on his work, and an editor-in-chief who has their heart throughout the project. Yikes! 
Walking in and meeting the models as they arrived reiterated that nervousness all over again. That is until something started to happen. My mind went on autopilot and I began doing what I would do at home as I’m headed out with friends, grabbing clothes! One of the things I am most thankful for is the level of comfortability everyone brought onset. Once first looks went on, it was lights, camera, action! During this time, I took the opportunity to set up looks for the second half. Now the fun part was putting together the looks without necessarily knowing who would be wearing what! I must say, I cannot imagine anybody in anything other than what they wore. To have that freedom and still knowing that I was trusted to make this shoot happen, really humbled me and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity!

Recently I have been battling myself on if this is something I want to continue and with the release of issue 13, I feel like it was a confirmation that I was and still AM doing the right thing.
Thank you to our wonderful models who brought our vision to life:  

And a special thank you to our photographer @seanchris for capturing everything through his lenses!


THR33 - Fuck it Up

Tell us how you really feel.

Spit game, peep the motion. THR33 is out here giving us player mode with new age smoker swag. This video has the slow bounce, with catchy rhymes. Reminds us of them “old” days. #CollegeLife

“If we ever fall it's a travesty. Know we bouncing right back like a trampoline.”

This is one of those ride to, get high to, sip sip to, reminisce to, songs that should definitely hit your rotation this season. But of course its also a song ya girl might “Fuck it Up” to.

We want to hear more from THR33. Check out “Fuck it Up” and let us know what you think.