Where did they go? Who was left out? What does the future hold for Milwaukee Talent?  

A fan from Arizona sent me this article awhile back. Prior to then I had never even seen it, but it appears to be a very OLD article.  I have decided to share it.  Being from Milwaukee I know that there is lots of talent from the city.  I often wonder why so few have ever made it to the MAINSTREAM.  Why is talent from Milwaukee so often overlooked?  Is there ENOUGH support for emerging artists from Milwaukee?  Still seems to me that there is just SO MUCH talent and very little acknowledgement in both the PRESENT and the PAST! So what does the future hold?  If you're an artist or dj, etc., from the era and the city and you're reading this and you're still doing your thing view this as an opportunity to let the people know you're STILL at it and where they can find you (website, etc.,)!  Add your comment and feel free to share your thoughts?  Peace.

Lamontiz aka Kid Crab (formerly of:  Ill Chief Rockers)
 

8 comments

  • Speech (Peechy)

    Speech (Peechy)

    Wow, some really informative stuff in this article. There's so much more for Mil town to do! Let's keep in touch.

    Wow, some really informative stuff in this article. There's so much more for Mil town to do! Let's keep in touch.

  • Dj Guttermann (Kidd Frost)

    Dj Guttermann (Kidd Frost)

    Miltown HAD TALENT BACK IN THE DAY! I think many just never knew or don't really know about Milwaukee. Since I've moved to Atl, many ask "where are you from?" I tell them where I am from & sometimes I get the "question mark face??" I was thinking about putting a.k.a. after Dj Guttermann--> Dj Miltown? Jus so they know! YES! MILTOWN DOES KNOW MUSIC! Great page layout, 'FAM 4 LIFE....

    Miltown HAD TALENT BACK IN THE DAY! I think many just never knew or don't really know about Milwaukee. Since I've moved to Atl, many ask "where are you from?" I tell them where I am from & sometimes I get the "question mark face??" I was thinking about putting a.k.a. after Dj Guttermann--> Dj Miltown? Jus so they know! YES! MILTOWN DOES KNOW MUSIC! Great page layout, 'FAM 4 LIFE....

  • Sherman aka DJ Sherman aka DJ Mack

    Sherman aka DJ Sherman aka DJ Mack

    All I can say is WOW!! This brought back so many memories... Good Article.. Facebook Sherman DJ Sherman Morton

    All I can say is WOW!! This brought back so many memories... Good Article..

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  • Lonrae (Sugar Rae E.)

    Lonrae (Sugar Rae E.)

    Informative article. Being a product of the 80's and seeing/hearing first hand the talent we had, it is a shame few survived, GREAT for them, sad for the rest. Being a mother of two teenagers....there's still TREMENDOUS talent here just waiting to emerge to the larger population.

    Informative article. Being a product of the 80's and seeing/hearing first hand the talent we had, it is a shame few survived, GREAT for them, sad for the rest. Being a mother of two teenagers....there's still TREMENDOUS talent here just waiting to emerge to the larger population.

  • M.C. ASHLEY a.k.a. RUBBER BAND

    M.C. ASHLEY a.k.a. RUBBER BAND

    it was only a hand full of us who were pioneering this movement when hip hop began hittin brew city. i'm talkin early as 1979...1980. i wrote a book entitled: WASTED TALENT/THE SHATTERED DREAMS OF A B-BOY TURNED BANK ROBBER. inside i mention the names of most, if not all of the LEGENDS. its hip hop to the bone. i havent had time to get it published. but my luv fo this culture has never stopped and my mind has never fogot and it'll b that way til the casket drops. SPEECH...please...GET AT ME! ASAP!

    it was only a hand full of us who were pioneering this movement when hip hop began hittin brew city. i'm talkin early as 1979...1980. i wrote a book entitled: WASTED TALENT/THE SHATTERED DREAMS OF A B-BOY TURNED BANK ROBBER.
    inside i mention the names of most, if not all of the LEGENDS. its hip hop to the bone. i havent had time to get it published. but my luv fo this culture has never stopped and my mind has never fogot and it'll b that way til the casket drops.
    SPEECH...please...GET AT ME! ASAP!

  • Aleina Hodnett a.k.a Precious "P"

    Aleina Hodnett a.k.a Precious "P"

    All though there was a lot of talent in the Illy Milly, I think there was not enough hunger. For those who had the hunger they lacked the knowledge. When I say knowledge I mean everything from marketing, and the law of music, to showmanship and stage presence. It was a fun time and a great way to showcase our individual talents, while creating a Midwest bond. I keep my eyes peeled at the kids on the street to see who has the swag of desire to take it to the next level. Great article.

    All though there was a lot of talent in the Illy Milly, I think there was not enough hunger. For those who had the hunger they lacked the knowledge. When I say knowledge I mean everything from marketing, and the law of music, to showmanship and stage presence. It was a fun time and a great way to showcase our individual talents, while creating a Midwest bond. I keep my eyes peeled at the kids on the street to see who has the swag of desire to take it to the next level. Great article.

  • darrell d

    darrell d

    wow!!! my name is darrell and i currently live in phoenix,arizona. milwaukee is my hometown and i must share my love for this old school milwaukee rap with you guys. back in 1986 i was in a rap group called "prime time". i was known as "delirious d" back then. we did our share of shows back then and even made it to public access mata channel 14 on a show called "yo,it's happening". i bought almost all of those records mentioned in the article from audio vibe(audies),remember how they had like 3 locations?! i grew up on this milwaukee flavor and it still lives inside me today. those were the days! i remember performing at afro fest back in 1896 in a rap contest that also featured two-tone,midi,disco dave and was headlined by a-tack.i have footage of sugar rae e. interviewing a-tack and also hosting a show featuring the ill chief rockers,ski & jay,and def supreme.i remember the ill scratches on the mc groove record(sherman a.k.a. dj mack wanted to beat me up once but that's another story!),i remember mc ashley performing in a clown suit at "showtime at the villa",i remember the funky fresh females being the illest female group EVER!,i remember going to high school with wolf d,e play smooth,and dj mack(custer high),i'll never forget seeing rock la flow perform on the afro fest stage or female dsc performing at the mecca arena or how about seeing the 20/20 boys do the burger bounce at rufus king high school. i could go on and on! i love this milwaukee music so much that i started a "vinyl only" record label back in 2009 dedicated to re-releasing some of these old school classics. so far i have re-released music from two-tone,midi,a-tack,and kid crab.all i can say is THANK YOU for all of the great music and memories.i would like to one day make a video documentry about old school milwaukee rap music and i hope that you guys can all be a part of it.you can reach me at cuthbert151@yahoo.com. peace & love,darrell d.

    wow!!! my name is darrell and i currently live in phoenix,arizona. milwaukee is my hometown and i must share my love for this old school milwaukee rap with you guys. back in 1986 i was in a rap group called "prime time". i was known as "delirious d" back then. we did our share of shows back then and even made it to public access mata channel 14 on a show called "yo,it's happening". i bought almost all of those records mentioned in the article from audio vibe(audies),remember how they had like 3 locations?! i grew up on this milwaukee flavor and it still lives inside me today. those were the days! i remember performing at afro fest back in 1896 in a rap contest that also featured two-tone,midi,disco dave and was headlined by a-tack.i have footage of sugar rae e. interviewing a-tack and also hosting a show featuring the ill chief rockers,ski & jay,and def supreme.i remember the ill scratches on the mc groove record(sherman a.k.a. dj mack wanted to beat me up once but that's another story!),i remember mc ashley performing in a clown suit at "showtime at the villa",i remember the funky fresh females being the illest female group EVER!,i remember going to high school with wolf d,e play smooth,and dj mack(custer high),i'll never forget seeing rock la flow perform on the afro fest stage or female dsc performing at the mecca arena or how about seeing the 20/20 boys do the burger bounce at rufus king high school. i could go on and on! i love this milwaukee music so much that i started a "vinyl only" record label back in 2009 dedicated to re-releasing some of these old school classics. so far i have re-released music from two-tone,midi,a-tack,and kid crab.all i can say is THANK YOU for all of the great music and memories.i would like to one day make a video documentry about old school milwaukee rap music and i hope that you guys can all be a part of it.you can reach me at cuthbert151@yahoo.com. peace & love,darrell d.

  • darrell d

    darrell d

    BTW,i was the one who sent this article to kid crab. it was sent to me by a buddy of mine from milwaukee,john,who had it sent to him by one of his friends. it's from a magazine from the united kingdom called SOUL UNDERGROUND from 1989.even back then milwaukee was "worldwide"! peace y'all. d.

    BTW,i was the one who sent this article to kid crab. it was sent to me by a buddy of mine from milwaukee,john,who had it sent to him by one of his friends. it's from a magazine from the united kingdom called SOUL UNDERGROUND from 1989.even back then milwaukee was "worldwide"! peace y'all. d.

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