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“Awake” (Stream Here)

South-side Milwaukee talent Rockz is looking to make a big splash for the end of the musical quarter much like she did around this same time in 2017. She’s got a few things coming down the pipeline by way of singles, collabs, videos, events, etc. Included in which is a freshly released singled coined “Awake.” The track is causing quite the stir as it features Rockz playing around with auto-tune in an effort to try something different. How did The Illixer take to the South-side queen’s style switch-up? Keep reading after the break to find out.










“DJ Itchin” (previous review)

VersaStyles (iTunes)

South-side queen Rockz has finally hit the world with her first official solo album VersaStyles. The LP consists of ten total tracks, including popular single “DJ Itchin.” Additionally, the project includes production from some of Milwaukee’s best producers and guest appearances by some of the 414’s more promising talents. The Illixer got a chance to preview the collective via an exclusive release event. Discover a few of the songs that left lasting impressions and more after the break.

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.


Street Team Hektik is not your typical “local artist” from Milwaukee’s music scene. Hektik is willing to take his music to the streets and is even seeking global notoriety as he has pushed well past the typical YouTube and Sound Cloud presence and branded himself as an independent artist. Effectively, his team has established the recognized record label named Street Team, Inc. If you have been following his career you would know full well that he: releases quality visuals, has dropped two mixtapes (Die Slow and #ThisisStreetTeamHek), and has even done bonus collaborations on other artists’ projects/songs. His live performances are full of energy and passion –it’s known he can rock any crowd, anywhere.  Not to mention, his online presence is all streamlined to his record label site (see above), fan page, & synced social media sites.

Events(Photo By Google Images)

There are quite a few events occurring in February in the Milwaukee Hip-Hop scene. Many new releases from artists such as Amerikas Addiction‘s highly anticipated Valentines Day project, as well as the regular weekly showcases all across the city. But a few events stick out over the rest and those are listed below. If you have an event you want featured, submit all the information to biggz@theillixer.com or minm@theillixer.com. We hope to see you guys out at at least one of these dope events. ~Biggz