Over the weekend Kaylee Crossfire did it again, bringing the 4th Annual Female Takeover Showcase to the city. With hundreds of people in the building, over 25 women hit the stage. There were rappers, singers, dancers, hair stylists, and models everywhere. Performers came from Milwaukee, Racine, Beloit, and even Iowa.
When Crossfire first started the Female Takeover it was just a video, a track. Then it expanded to a mixtape with artists from all over the Midwest. Shortly there after it became an entire Showcase full of women with lots of talent.
Kaylee’s efforts were a huge success to say the least. She invited the people of Milwaukee of all ages and genders for a night to remember. Everyone who attended did so with pride, rooting for all the women who were brave enough to hit the stage and supporting local vendors. The crowd was pleasant and super active with the Hosts Under5ive and SpeakLife Shawnie.
There were great vibes everywhere. Lots of entertainment but most of all, unity. The Female Takeover Showcase was an incredible opportunity for Milwaukee as a whole. It was a time where women came together, complimented, and helped each other instead of competing. There was a variety of performers whether upcoming or seasoned. Not to mention the event was extremely diverse. No matter where the ladies were in their career or where they came from, the ladies helped each other out from beginning to end.
Events like this are hard to come by in our city. We typically here about women beefing and putting each other down. We usually here about women “hating” on each other. But that wasn’t the case by a long shot at the Showcase. The artists consistently cheered for each other and the models complimented each other.
Kaylee Crossfire and Kia Rap Princess saves the best for last when the crowd went crazy, running to the stage, jumping, and dancing while singing and rapping each lyric. Overall this Female Takeover Showcase was phenomenal. I am overwhelmed with joy and extremely honored to be a part.
I’d like to send a huge thank you to Kaylee Crossfire all the ladies who were in attendance. It takes events like this with ladies like you to make a difference, changing the narrative about who and what Milwaukee really is. Events like this set the bar of how great Milwaukee can be when we come together. Honestly there was no other place I would rather be.
Local Artist Kanisha Lee, also known as Kaylee Crossfire, is lighting up the city with her energy and passion for women uniting. As a vet artist, singing and rapping for over 7 years, Kaylee has nothing but positive vibes and great music to offer to our city.
Although she is Milwaukee born and raised, Crossfire has plans to impact the nation and the world one day by making history with the Female Takeover. The Female Takeover is a movement that’s been happening annually since 2013. Kaylee Crossfire has been a co-founder and with the help of her team, the movement has continued to grow.
Typically each year a group of female artists, but not limited to, come together for a special showcase. Each woman is given an opportunity to showcase their gifts and talents on a positive platform. This year the takeover has a unique twist to it.
Over 23 women have collaborated collectively to produce the Female Takeover Mixtape Vol. 1. This phenomenal collaboration isn’t just local artists from Milwaukee. Many of these artists live in the Midwest and surrounding states.
Kaylee Crossfire is so much more than just a local artist, working working to make it in our city. She recently collaborated with Kia Rap Princess, another local artist from Milwaukee, and they are on a roll. They’re project “Best of Both Worlds” has thousands of people’s attention on the internet. Kia and Kaylee have been traveling, doing shows, making music, and marketing quite well together.
When I see incredible things happening like what Kaylee is doing, I feel happy. Our city hasn’t been known for man music collaborations, let alone women collaborating, but to see a young legend like Kaylee Crossfire work hard in more ways than one, that excites me.
Kaylee talks about how unity is the key and how she just wants to be that woman that supports other women. And for that Ms. Kaylee Crossfire, we can’t thank you enough for going against the grain and showing others that we can do so much more together than we can do apart.
Much love to you and keep it up!