A still of Klassik's new music video for "Hi Klass."

Klassik’s Perfect Milwaukee Day

The local MC has some fun in the sun in his new video.

Rapper Klassik, whom Kevin Mueller profiled in our August issue (on newsstands Aug. 3), released a new video for his song “Hi Klass,” which is on his recently released LP Seasons. The video, which was directed by Cody LaPlant of CLaPlant Films, is essentially the perfect summer day in Milwaukee.

In the video, Klassik, who dons gauges and some fabulous silver and turquoise rings, starts his day at Brass Rooster perusing the hats and playing the shop’s piano. Then he embarks on a drive by Lake Michigan and ends up at a party on the beach that lasts into the night. The night ends – as they all should – with a milkshake from Leon’s.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.