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Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Slam 1 with Tech N9NE, Trev Rich, TC Crook and Boss Goodie

Trev Rich, the rapper formerly known as Rockie, is on top of the world this week.
Trev Rich, the rapper formerly known as Rockie, is on top of the world this week.
Chris Styles

Alright, we've got another fresh batch of local hip-hop for you. Hope you're ready. We've got a Slam 1 collab with Tech N9ne from the Last Dragon mixtape, Trev Rich, the rapper formerly known as Rockie, reaches for new heights on a cut called "Top of the World," TC Crook laughs his hater's off, and newcomer Boss Goodie takes "Giant" steps. Keep reading to hear what's good this week.

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Slam 1 - "Illa" feat Tech N9ne & Freeze

Slam 1 flips a song from his mixtape, Versatility Locker , with a new verse, which is just as sharp lyrically as the first version, adding Regime member Freeze for The Last Dragon. The song is pure hip-hop with raw lyricism and Denver's DJ Staxx adds cuts to the song. Tech N9ne delivers the best verse with a rapid fire verse and a shout to Colorado as he inaugurates the new Dragon member, Slam 1.

Trev Rich - "Top Of the World"

The beat jumps off with heavy organ keys that simulates a choir before Trev Rich expresses his feelings about his home city and struggles within the music game on his latest track from his Last Forever EP. Trev takes a shot at past unnamed business associates and offers up some witty wordplay about his own insomnia before falling into a celebratory chorus of his recent successes. Despite the very simple nature of the beat, Trev's confidence is unmistakable on this track, which makes it memorable.

TC Crook - "My Haters"

One of Denver's great producers drops an anthem all about his doubters. The auto-tune heavy song marks a different sound for TC than he usually serves up, but it works well with the club style production. The cut is driven by the trap sounding high-hats and a rapid synthesizer lead with TC doing his best Kayne impression on the vocals. Snappy and catchy, the track is an interesting listen.

Boss Goodie - "Giant"

Appearing as a submission for Coast 2 Coast Mixtape 235, "Giant" finds Boss Goodie dropping a heavyweight sounding street track. The Aurora native's voice is appealing and fresh over the trap beat, even though the track is typical street fodder about balling and so forth.





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