Meraki Final

Milwaukee rapper Meraki belts out “HurtALittle,” and her soulful voice floats over

the strong beat as students walk into the small jazz gallery. The emotional lyrics fill

the room: “I allowed you to toil with me/tear me to pieces/I’m hurting/ and in

every song you’re the thesis.”


Freespace, a local music program has evolved into a collaboration of young artists

for a jam session of epic proportions. It began as a small gathering to share music

ideas and has grown to fill every seat.


“Freespace is an amazing way to place a spotlight on the diversity within the city,”

Meraki says. “It is unity for Milwaukee’s music scene and shows that we, as

musicians, can come together to share art and inspire.”


De’ja Mone’t Russell took the stage name “Meraki” for its Greek meaning:  pouring

your soul, creativity, and love into your craft. She is doing just that.


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