Wom!nz Spot features Milwaukee’s finest female hip hop artists

shleberry_pridefest_milwaukeeCheck out the Hip Hop Showcase Saturday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m.!

Six local hip hop artists are coming together for the show of your summer!  Hosted by Kia Rap Princess, the line-up includes Shle Berry, Juke, JeLove, Mudy, and Kilo of Bloodline, with DJ Loop spinning between sets.

Meet the artists:

Shle Berry

Shle Berry makes music that is relatable and honest – music that entices your emotions.

“Rap could always use more unabashed romantics, and Milwaukee’s Shle Berry has never been shy about wearing her heart on her sleeve.” (Evan Rytlewski, Shepherd Express)

Right now, Shle is pushing her unique sound in the saturated Hip Hop industry and in 2018, Milwaukee responded by awarding her the Shepherd Express’ Best Hip Hop Artist Award and 88.9 Radio Milwaukee’s Award for Best Independent Release for her sophomore EP release Parallels. Shle will continue to elevate Milwaukee’s community through her music and local business promotions. Her spring 2019 EP is set to release in May, followed by her acclaimed Summer of Shle (SOS) video series.

She can’t wait to keep pushing the boundaries in the hip hop industry.

Connect with Shle on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud.


Juke

Back for another successful year at PrideFest, Juke is honored to be back on the Wom!nz Spot stage!

juke_pridefest_milwaukeeContinuing to expand her brand and bring more ears to her catalog, the expectations are high; making the best music possible and creating a platform are her top priorities!

Juke will be performing new music such as her latest single “WOAH” from her upcoming EP “HolyPerUsual,” a direct follow up to her most supported project, The “HolyDaughter” EP.

 

 

 

 


Kilo of Bloodline

Akiya Alexander, aka Kilo aka SkitL’z, is a hip-hop artist originally from Evanston, Illinois who was raised in Chicago.

As a black woman in the gay community, her past has helped shape her. Kilo fell in love with R&B and Soul at a young age and found hip-hop through Kriss Kross, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Eve, and Queen Latifah.

She began making her own music in 2010 and has been featured on tracks with 1neofmani of BloodLine, eventually becoming BloodLine’s “1st Lady.” She has made waves in Madison’s hip-hop scene and won Female Artist of the Year at the Madison Hip-Hop Music Awards.kilo_pridefest_milwaukee

As an artist, Kilo expresses herself through her music. Her song, “ReiGnBow,” explores the topic of self-expression: “I want people to see beyond color, beyond sexual orientation, just look beyond the stereotypes. Everyone has an internal expression, but everyone does not express it externally because of what people might think. My mother always told me people will not always like you and you cannot please everybody. Through my work, my music, and my daily life, I like to spread knowledge to my community, especially about staying true to who you are. Respect yourself, and you will respect others.”

Kilo is currently nominated for two MAMA (Madison Area Music
Association) 2019 Awards, Song of the Year and Performer of the Year. She previously received Female Artist of the Year at the 2016 Madison Hip-Hop Awards and Madison’s #1 Lesbian Rapper at the 2017 Queer Pressure Awards.

Kilo raps for progress.

Connect with Kilo on Facebook Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.


Mudy

mudy_pridefest_milwaukeeMudy (pronounced Mudy) is one of Milwaukees many emerging artists.

Releasing her first single just over a year ago, Mudy has created a consistent fan base herself while also venturing off in her own sound and creativity.

You can find Mudy (literally) everywhere. Search @findmudy and be on the lookout for her Debut EP “What’s Next” toward the end of May 2019.

Connect with Mudy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

 

 

 


Je’Love

Rhyming to the rhythms of R&B, Je’Love infuses the upbeats of pop and the mellow vibes of R&B and hip-hop, creating music entirely unique to the ears.

With a burst of sensuality in her tunes and juicy, savory, flavorsome lyrics, she touches the hearts and entices the souls of her listeners.

jelove_pridefest_milwaukeeJe’Love was born in Rosedale, Mississippi, but was raised and currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. An engineer by profession, she chose to pursue the desires of her heart and build a career in the music industry. She believes that it was her very professional studies that led her to recognize her true talents in the form of writing that hooks the readers. Her poetic skills emerged and she shaped them into exceptionally moving lyrics.

As a teenager, Je’Love performed at Africanfest, a festival that celebrates the African hip-hop culture. She then began performing at talent shows, either with acoustic performances or with recorded instrumental music.

Je’Love’s music and sound have often been compared to legendary artists such as SZA, Beyonce, and Sevyn Streeter. But she still holds a creative distinction that can be found in none other than herself.

Connect with Je’Love on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.


Kia Rap Princess (your host)

Kia Rap Princess is a unique female emcee from Milwaukee with a musical catalog that ranges from hard hitting hip hop anthems to pop/R&B and alternative tunes that showcase her writing abilities.

kiarapprincess_pridefest_milwaukeeKia’s musicality is destined to make her a star.  She is now linked up with Blaqlizt Music.

Kia is determined to bring about positive change among her people and bring back some dignity to the image of the female emcee.

Connect with Kia Rap Princess on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

 


DJ Loop (your DJ)

DJ Loop is a Mexican-born, Milwaukee-based DJ known for her eclectic music selection, technical skill and ability to connect with a crowd.

djloop_pridefest_milwaukeeAs co-instructor of Scratch Sessions South, which offers free DJ lessons for high school aged youth at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, her goal is to inspire other women DJs — especially Latinas. DJ Loops been inspired by those whose footsteps she followed in, and now she wants to help pave a wider path for women in hip hop.

DJ Loops hosts Fresh & Direct on 91.7 FM WMSE, Milwaukee’s only independent and old school hip hop radio show. It airs every Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to Midnight and features the best of independent and old school hip hop and its sub-genres. It also shines a light on emerging talent, underrepresented artists and community building. The show focuses on the importance of inspiring, mentoring and supporting MKE’s under served creative youth through its interview series at the top of the 10 o’clock hour.

Tuesday nights on WMSE have been a Milwaukee hip hop mainstay since the 90s. This slot has been home to the Late Night Hype Show, the Mad Kids and Those Hip Hop Guys. Building on that legacy, Fresh & Direct represents a new generation keeping the spirit of hip hop alive and adding their own spin on it.

Connect with DJ Loop on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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