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What happens when Keith Haring meets Tim Burton meets Underground Midwest Hip-Hop? You don’t know? Well you’re about to find out by diving into the last year of Milwaukee artist Cinco’s life. His struggles and acceptance of the fact that when it comes to personal demons, if you can’t beat them, you join them. Dancing with My Demons is a five track EP, that reflects on what it’s like when an individual discovers and ultimately learns to live with their own personal demons. With all of the contributors to the project hailing from Wisconsin, it’s a home-grown effort that Cinco and his team are very proud of. See if they have a reason to be after the break.

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The highly anticipated fifth album from Milwaukee native BKnitts is here. WAVES is a journey through his consciousness, struggles and triumphs as a man, and overall versatility as an artist. This is a really dope project from BKnitts. Unfortunately, this album is 14 songs too long. 26 tracks is way too many for an album. Honestly, BKnitts should’ve picked the best 12 or 13 tracks because that’s all he needed. You can actually easily point out the album fillers and what can standout on it’s own. Besides the album length, the vibe of this album lives up to it’s name. If your conscious had a soundtrack (well I know mine does), WAVES would be it.

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First & Last Impressions (preview/purchase)

While a majority of the world is looking upon this extreme Winter season with disdain, Milwaukee artist Cinco decided to use it to his advantage. He released a brand new video a few weeks ago titled “North Pole Cold” which happens to be the number four single off of his latest full length project First & Last Impressions. It features fellow artist C-RIV and was produced by Ear 2 Tha Beat. It’s a supercharged number with heavy hitting components and a party vibe. The hook is entertaining and fetching. The fellas deliver charismatic flows and canny enterprising bars for the content. All in all, it’s a blazing track. The video can be seen after the break.

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“Fake It Til You Make It” (previous review)

“Wake Up” (previous review)

First & Last Impressions (preview/purchase)

Milwaukee artist Cinco has finally released his official debut studio album. The LP is labeled First & Last Impressions and was over two years in the making. It consists of a total of 13 tracks, including earlier released singles”Fake It Til You Make It” and “Wake Up.” There is also an assortment of features and producers. The young talent put in a lot of effort for the release via an extensive campaign complete with merchandising. So was it all worth it? Continue reading beyond the jump to find out.