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“Put My Foot Down”

Big D is a local rapper here in Milwaukee that The Illixer has gotten to see live in action at venues like Danny’s Lounge. He’s pretty nice on the mic. So when he teamed up with the homie Sinista New Breed and released a track yesterday, had to share it with readers. The production here is ridiculous. Sonically, it is reminiscent of the score from a Classical / Hip-Hop type of piece. Think Hip-Hop violinist Miri Ben Ari. The hook is fair. The delivery is fine but the lyrics could use a little tweaking. As is, they just don’t quite deliver the punch that the rest of the content does. The verses are first-rate. Sinista brings in the track with the first verse and Big D winds it down with the second. Both rappers came with strong distinct flows, clever wordplay, and heavy hitting rhymes. The duo partake in a little bit of personal reflection while going hard on the track and showing off for the listener. Memorable lines from Sinista include: “I’m proud of who I am and proud of where I been. S–t I’m the Southside’s dopest Mexican. And I’m not trying to brag. Nor do I wanna boast. They think they running s–t. These n—as got jokes.”  Smooth and confident way to kick off the verse. Big D had some noteworthy lines as well: “I put my foot down. I had to stand up. When I had my son, I had to man up. I see you haters. You can’t stand us. Cause yo b–ch wanna Facebook fan us.”  Real words right there and the Facebook line was amusing. Overall, this song is a banger. The production is flawless and for the most part, the content delivers. But please take a listen for yourselves and let your own ears be the judge.

**Special Note: The homie Sinista New Breed has started his own radio show. It is on Spreaker and entitled The Sinista New Breed Show. The show features a few different segments but the most popular one is “2 Mexicans And A Mic” which features Mike Hernandez of the Young Urban Society as a co-host. Sinista started doing radio so that he could help get local artists and their music some more recognition both inside and outside of Milwaukee. He plays 30 minutes of all types of music and exclusives. Also, he promotes a lot of different events and happenings around the city. Recently, he even started doing a live video feed while he broadcasts for a more personal touch. And he started a new segment today called “Can’t Get Enough” where one artist’s music is chosen to be played for the entire broadcast. If readers haven’t already, they should definitely check out the show.

**My Two Cents: This track is on point. Big D and Sinista work well together. And since Milwaukee is so divided, it’s always a joy to see artists coming together. The radio show is dope too. Anyone listening can tell that Sin has a good time with it and it’s another great way for artists to be heard. Much love to Sinista for all he does for the Milwaukee Hip-Hop scene. And for being a genuine supporter of the site! -MinM