moon girl
New Music Nov 8  |  

IshDarr flows over spacey electronic instrumentation for “Moon Girl”

IshDarr doesn’t just flow over production, he makes it his own. The Milwaukee emcee’s latest effort, “Moon Girl,” comes to us courtesy of Parisian music label Kitsuné. Ish floats over billowing, surging electronic instrumentation, letting his delivery rise and fall to match the variance of the beat itself. He paints a picture with his words, . . .

dumb playing
New Music May 22  |  

IshDARR takes to the court for “Dumb Playing” (Video)

Milwaukee emcee IshDARR heads to the BMO Harris Bradley Center, a.k.a. the home of the Bucks, in his new video for “Dumb Playing.” The song, which is a standout from his Broken Hearts & Bankrolls project, is pensive and thought provoking. The dramatically shot video matches that vibe. Watch the Damien Blue-directed video for “Dumb . . .

Deep End
New Music Apr 3  |  

THEY. – “Deep End” ft. IshDARR (Thane Remix)

West Coast duo THEY. is still riding high on the success of their recently released album, Nü Religion: Hyena. Milwaukee natives IshDARR and Thane have given a new feel to one of the project’s standout tracks, “Deep End.” Stream Thane’s “Deep End” remix below.

said it all
New Music Feb 15  |  

IshDARR and King Canis won’t settle for less than the best on “Said It All”

IshDARR consistently has a vision that involves infectious choruses and bass-heavy production, and he continues to execute that vision with “Said It All.” With this one, you’re basically getting two songs in one, as IshDARR switches flows to go along with the song at the end. Stream “Said It All” below.

New Music Oct 27  |  

IshDARR has some fun in the video for “Locals”

IshDARR is shining right now, and he gave Complex the green light to drop the energetic and fun video for “Locals.” The track originally appeared on his impressive Broken Hearts & Bankrolls project. The Milwaukee native teamed up with legendary producer !llMind for this particular track and the outcome is just delightful. The visual follows suit. Watch . . .

'Broken Hearts & Bankrolls
New Music Oct 7  |  

IshDARR – ‘Broken Hearts & Bankrolls’ (Album Stream)

IshDARR‘s Broken Hearts & Bankrolls is an album, in every sense of the word. The Milwaukee emcee’s project has a sense of cohesion and depth that isn’t necessarily easy to find in this day and age. We’ve already heard a number of these tracks, but the project slaps from beginning to end. Stream Broken Hearts . . .

In The Trees
New Music Sep 30  |  

Chevali and IshDARR team up for a beautiful remix of Stalgia’s “In The Trees”

Remember when a remix actually involved more than a new guest verse or three? Chevali does. IshDARR does. The two join forces to craft an attention-grabbing remix of Stalgia‘s moody single, “In The Trees.” The original is an expressive song, featuring the Los Angeles-based vocalist’s calm vocals over a shifting, distorted soundscape. For the remix, . . .

Mucho Mango
New Music Sep 22  |  

IshDARR drops the groovy, Esta-produced “Mucho Mango”

To be quite honest I have no idea what the term “Mucho Mango” means, but new IshDARR music is something you will never see me complain about. This time around, the rising star from Milwaukee grabs some production from Esta for the groovy “Mucho Mango”. If this record doesn’t make your head bop then nothing . . .

New Music Sep 16  |  

Ishdarr floats over !llmind production on “Locals”

“You might catch us locals mobbing at your cornerstore…” Milwaukee spitter Ishdarr drops off a new banger called “Locals” that gives a strong nod to smoking and building with the homies around the way. The track opens with !llmind‘s catchy synth section, which sets the tone from the jump for this hazy head-nodder. Stream “Locals” below.

Two Flights
New Music Apr 5  |  

Canis Major Grabs IshDARR to Take “Two Flights”

Canadian producer Canis Major flips the  “Accordion” sample, adds a Three Six Mafia “yea hoe,” kicks up the bass and then lets IshDARR lyrically skate all over the track. The result is an infectious banger that will have you contemplating packing a bag as well to catch a flight of your own. Good luck not . . .

time shawty
New Music Jan 26  |  

IshDARR Sets the Record Straight with “Time Shawty”

IshDARR‘s “Time Shawty” is all about the women who flock to him for selfish reasons, but there’s something about this song that’s way more enticing than its negative subject matter. The Milwaukee emcee laces Millz Douglas‘s hard hitting production with confident, versatile delivery on both the verses and the hook as he asserts that no . . .

no feelings
New Music Dec 2  |  

IshDarr Gets Right To The Point With “No Feelings”

IshDarr knows how to write songs. That much is evident on his latest release, the CAMBEATS-produced “No Feelings.” The Milwaukee native has established himself as a lyricist to watch for, but he adopts a more sing-song flow for this song as he crafts a catchy chorus to tie everything together. Stream “No Feelings” below.

New Music Aug 28  |  

IshDARR – “Somebodies”

IshDARR impresses once more, lacing decidedly dark Canis Major production with his bouncy, catchy delivery as he tells a story of people who just want to be somebody. “Somebodies” is another strong release from the Milwaukee native, who continues to impress with his polished brand of artistry despite his young age. Stream “Somebodies” below.

New Music Jul 6  |  

IshDARR – “Sugar”

“Ain’t nobody sick no mo. You just gave ’em the medicine with that beat.” Medasin is still riding the success of Pink Polo his recently released collaborative EP with Masego. In the meantime, he sees more exposure thanks to “Sugar,” a new song by IshDARR that uses one of Medasin’s previously released instrumentals. IshDARR is . . .

EditorialInterview Apr 17  |  

IshDARR Discusses “Old Soul Young Spirit,” SXSW, and Milwaukee Hip-Hop (Interview)

When you think of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hip-hop might not come first. You might think about their famous breweries, the Bucks, the Brewers, Eighteen year old emcee IshDARR is one of the rising stars set to change your perception about his hometown. The talented emcee’s style is flexible- from bangers like “Too Bad” to the jazzy soulful sounds of “Vibe” and “Overdue Interlude.” . . .