Music On The BLT line up!

Come kick it with us on the BLT (Beer Line Trail) during Hip Hop Week MKE.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2272410929740396/

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!

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MKExpanded Anniversary Show (Recap Video)

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

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GENESIS RENJI - ‘THE WOES’ feat. NILE & BURGIE STREETZ

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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*

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Milwaukee's Summer 2k19 Kick Off - Summerfest Recap

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




Saint Parrish- Trust Nobody ft. Troy Tyler

Milwaukee based singer and recent collaborative with Milwaukee music mogul Ishdarr, “Saint Parrish” has recently released his single “Trust Nobody” ft.Troy Tyler (another amazingly talented Milwaukean). “Trust Nobody” is one among many songs that Saint Parish has released on apple music and spotify available now to stream. The song provides a melodic feel, and goes along with Saint Parish’s laid back-chill music style. When hearing the song I was completely amazed by the talent of these individuals. Check out the song here and to listen to more of his music check out his apple music, spotify, and soundcloud.

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Backspin: Milwaukee's First Hip-Hop Song (88Nine Radio Milwaukee)

Podcast Alert!

Our partners & the good folks at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee have a new podcast series “Backspin” and there 1st episode is something we think you will all be excited about… Milwaukee's First Hip-Hop Song !!!

Say word!?! For all of our local Hip-Hop heads, its time to brush up on your “mke-istory” where the record will be set straight “What is Milwaukee’s first hip-hop song?”

Read more details from 88Nine below:

Can’t wait? Get your sneak listen Here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1471475182

If you love it be listening July 15th and dont forget to let the world know CopyWrite sent you!

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NUDI FOREVER - ? FREESTYLE [Official Music Video]

Milwaukee native, NUDI also known as NUDIFOREVER is a DJ, Producer, and photographer that has recently decided to join the music scene after years of crafting unreleased music. NUDIFOREVER is a creative music artist with a unique sound that is interesting to hear unfold as you take a journey throughout his music. Recently, he dropped a music video to his song “? FREESTYLE” from his latest EP, Forever Nudi 2. The music video was nothing short of amazing, and really showcases the talent, and versatility of NUDI. NUDIFOREVER also just released his second EP, I’ll live forever on June 18th. NUDI may be an underground artist but with the amount of talent he brings, it will only be so long before NUDI will gain the attention of ears worldwide. 

Make sure to check out all of NUDIFOREVER’s music on apple music, and spotify. Follow NUDI on instagram: @NUDIFOREVER to keep up with his latest work.

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Von Alexander - I CANT DIE (Video Submission)

Today’s submission comes from the one and only Von Alexander. Von is no stranger to the game, and this is not his first project. His single “I Can’t Die” was just released this month along with a new music video titled after the project itself. This summer anthem takes you on a ride through the scenic areas of Milwaukee, while giving you that “living young and wild and free” type of energy. “I can’t die right now, man I’m too high off life” said Von Alexander, as he rode through the streets of the city in his red drop top with his friends.

“The song and music video titled “I Can’t Die” makes a bold claim and is easily anticipating to be the summer anthem for 2019. Following up his 2018 self titled project “Von Alexander”,  Von has developed his skillset as an artist appearing with a more matured flow and confident cadene on “I Can’t Die”.

“The music video “I Can’t Die”, which will be the first single from the project, takes place in Von’s hometown of Milwaukee. It’s significant to highlight where the video takes place because as much negativity that comes with being a black males raised in this region, Von highlights the positivity as he shouts on the record “in the dark trying to find the light..”

Watching Von find his is light through music and creativity is a positive image for anyone who’s searching for themselves. “Work hard, play less” (you know the rest). Keep growing and prospering Von, we’re keeping our eye on you!

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COPYWRITE MAGAZINE ISSUE 14: FASHION & STYLE *OFFICIAL DROP*

Sometimes you just have to drop a magazine like…

DROP!!!!

Check out our long awaited Fashion & Style Issue (Issue 14).

Interviews w/ Vee Adams, Von Alexander, Basia Rose, Spaidez, Chill Sweats, our Ex Fabula Features & more.

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