An Interview with Milwaukee-Based Artist Social Cig – Marquette Wire

The MUR Music Department had the opportunity to chat with Parker Schultz, also known by his stage name, Social Cig, about his music, the Milwaukee artist scene, and everything in between on Friday, Feb. 5. 

The SoundCloud interview is linked above.

MUR: Do you want to start by telling us a little bit about yourself? 

Parker: Sure! So, my name is Parker, and I am a senior right now at UWM for marketing real estate, and I also work at a few different properties around Milwaukee as a leasing consultant. But when I’m not doing that, I’m usually skateboarding or making music. I grew up in West Bend, like 40 minutes north of Milwaukee, and have been living in Milwaukee ever since college, and just kind of hang out with my friends and try to live life and find some happiness.  

MUR: So, I was just curious, how did you come up with the name? It’s very creative. Is there a story behind it? 

Parker: Yeah, actually. So when we moved into my current house, my roommates and I kind of smoked vapes and stuff every now and then. But I went to Europe and the idea of cigarettes got a little more attractive to me for some reason, and so I got these little filters that were like pre-rolled cigarettes and a bag of tobacco. And then we would just be hanging out and we would all be rolling our