Local creative talent Nile performed his unique style of Hip-Hop on The Hop, as the first live concert ever to be held on Milwaukee’s streetcar on August 19.
His Tiny Desk on wheels was also the first music event to kick off Hip-Hop Week MKE 2019. The onboard concert departed from the Intermodal Station on its regular route to Burns Commons and returned for about a 40 minute show. Dozens of riders enjoyed the musical experience along the way.
“I’m inspired to do stuff like this to push myself to the next level of performing, and being able to present myself to people who have never met me,” said Nile. “This is very important for the Hip-Hop scene, because there are not too many opportunities that come along, especially in Wisconsin. So this shows the public that not everything is negative. We can focus on hope and share a love for the music.”
This video features highlights from the mobile concert on The Hop, which delivered Hip-Hop tunes across two miles of downtown Milwaukee.
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