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South-side Milwaukee veteran artist Rockz (formerly known as Rockz Solid) recently decided to officially dust off her mic & pen and come out of her self-imposed retirement. Needless to say, we the people are very pleased. To kick off her return to music, the 414 spitter debuted a single/video called “DJ Itchin.” The track is produced by Trunk Bussa with cuts from the one & only DJ Sham.

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The Hip-Hop community took an unexpected blow recently when the news broke that rapper Prodigy (Mobb Deep) had passed away. There is no verified cause of death at this time but sources speculate that it is linked to the rapper’s life long battle with the disease, sickle cell anemia.

In the midst of the release of the long awaited biopic of the late Tupac Shakur and all of it’s hype, Milwaukee talent Larry Bull decided to unleash a single fit for the occasion. It’s a tribute to the 90’s West Coast era of Hip-Hop produced by Mike-a-Knight coined “American Love.” Continue reading after the break for further details.

Time to put the readers on to a fresh face. So let’s give a warm Illixer welcome to, Papi D. Papi D comes to us from the rougher parts of Camden, New Jersey. He drew a love of Hip-Hop from his community at a young age and went on to be inspired by artists such as 50 Cent, Dipset, etc. Operating on the principles of: loyalty, dignity, and pride, Papi’s goal is to become a household name in the industry. With a reputation for being knowledgeable about the history of his craft, having an unique vocal ability, and having relatable lyrics; the rising talent has quite the arsenal to work with. Not to mention he writes all of his own music and directs all of his own music videos. That’s nothing to take lightly. He’s also building his performance resume up too which includes a set at SXSW. A major look for indie artists. Ready to show the world what he’s made of, Papi released his debut solo single & video a while back. The song is labeled “Juggin.”