DJ Khale, the rapper who released his album, Tha Carter III, in May, has a very strong chance of making Milwaukee the next hip-hop hotspot of the United States.
“There’s a lot of potential for it to be the next music city,” said Scott Cairns, a Milwaukee real estate broker.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for both sides.
I think it could bring in new fans.”
Cairns said he thinks Khale could draw in the millennials, a demographic that’s rapidly growing in the city.
“I think the most popular music is the hip-hoppers and the hip hop community,” Cairnes said.
“They like the way that they feel.
It’s an interesting mix.
You’re always going to have people who will want to dance, who like to party, who want to have a good time, but I think this could be a great thing for the music and for the city.”
Khalale’s biggest fans are probably the Milwaukee Bucks and NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who lives in the area.
“You’re going to see him and other rappers in Milwaukee.
It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out,” said Milwaukee Bucks president John Hammond.
“We’re excited for him to be here and I’m looking forward to having him here for a long time.
I feel like we’ve been fortunate enough to have this music in Milwaukee.”
The Bucks have the opportunity to host a basketball game in Milwaukee at a neutral site.
The NBA will have a chance to see if the arena is suitable for NBA games.
“The arena’s going to need to be a place where people can get to the arena,” said Bucks general manager John Hammond, who is also the general manager of the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team.
“And there are other venues, like a practice facility or a practice gym, that could be ideal.
I know it’s possible.
I don’t know if it’s going be an NBA venue, but it’s something we’re going through.
We’re going after it and we’re working on it.”
If the NBA can convince the Bucks and the city to host games, it could open up a whole new market for the sport.
“If you look at the arena, it’s an ideal venue for basketball games,” Hammond said.
“It’s going, I think, to be one of the top venues for basketball, probably the top arena in the country.”
Cisco said he’s hoping to see the Bucks win the bidding for the new arena.
“When they have a team, they will definitely get that team,” he said.
But if it does fall through, the Bucks could go to court and try to get the NBA to give them a new arena in Milwaukee, or in a neighboring county.
“We’ll certainly pursue the possibility of having a new NBA arena in Wisconsin,” said Tim Cook, who co-founded the basketball league’s Milwaukee Bucks.
“You never know.
I’ve always been very open to the idea that if you can build a great basketball arena in a great city like Milwaukee, it makes a lot more sense.”