Photo Essay: Denver Hip-Hop Comes Together for 3hree Project Soundstage

The 3hree Project, a collective effort of Denver musicians, came together at the Bluebird Theater to represent Colorado's music scene.EXPAND
The 3hree Project, a collective effort of Denver musicians, came together at the Bluebird Theater to represent Colorado's music scene.
Brandon Marshall

Some of the most prominent members of the Denver hip-hop scene came together at the Bluebird Theater last night for a spotlight performance of the 3hree Project. Spearhead by Denver Promoter Francois Baptiste and born out of KMG studios, the 3hree Project vision started in late 2013.

Over a year later, there is now an album and performances (like last night’s) to go with that vision. This was more of a celebration then a concert: a celebration of hard work, city pride, and unity. With nearly two dozen musicians from the 3hree Project on hand, the vibe was relaxed. This was a also part of DJ Ktone’s now-legendary birthday celebration, which for eight years has celebrated Denver and the music scene here. Meet a few performers and fans: 

Courtney sets up the merchandise display at the Bluebird Theatre.EXPAND
Courtney sets up the merchandise display at the Bluebird Theatre.
Brandon Marshall
Gordon Toussaint came to The 3hree Project to support his son, Ray Reed, who is a contributor. As a kid, Toussaint says of Reed, “He listened to music, but he wasn’t doing music."EXPAND
Gordon Toussaint came to The 3hree Project to support his son, Ray Reed, who is a contributor. As a kid, Toussaint says of Reed, “He listened to music, but he wasn’t doing music."
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J Carey, a contributor of The 3hree Project. He says the Project “is very important. It was the first collaborative effort I have been a part of that wasn’t in my immediate circle. The way the project came about was astounding. I’m happy I was a part of it, and I just want it to take off.”EXPAND
J Carey, a contributor of The 3hree Project. He says the Project “is very important. It was the first collaborative effort I have been a part of that wasn’t in my immediate circle. The way the project came about was astounding. I’m happy I was a part of it, and I just want it to take off.”
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Chris Rock designed the t-shirt she is displaying. "I'm always bringing it home,” she says, “and I always rep Denver anywhere I go.”EXPAND
Chris Rock designed the t-shirt she is displaying. "I'm always bringing it home,” she says, “and I always rep Denver anywhere I go.”
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Justin Rodriguez, who DJs for Catch Lungs. "This is a real important show,” he says. “This is the cream of the crop for Colorado, and it’s something Colorado needs more than anything right now."EXPAND
Justin Rodriguez, who DJs for Catch Lungs. "This is a real important show,” he says. “This is the cream of the crop for Colorado, and it’s something Colorado needs more than anything right now."
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Marz is a fan, who has also helped 3hree Project organizers with things like handing out flyers in the past. “It’s important because it keeps the scene alive. I’ve seen the scene change drastically from when I was 15 years old.”EXPAND
Marz is a fan, who has also helped 3hree Project organizers with things like handing out flyers in the past. “It’s important because it keeps the scene alive. I’ve seen the scene change drastically from when I was 15 years old.”
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François Baptiste is a Denver promoter who serves as artist developer and executive producer of the 3hree Project.EXPAND
François Baptiste is a Denver promoter who serves as artist developer and executive producer of the 3hree Project.
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Members of The 3hree Project join in a group prayer and ask for a blessing moments before taking to the stage at the Bluebird Theater.EXPAND
Members of The 3hree Project join in a group prayer and ask for a blessing moments before taking to the stage at the Bluebird Theater.
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Members of the 3hree project.EXPAND
Members of the 3hree project.
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Natalie Tatum, “Natsoundz,” makes final preparations in the basement of the Bluebird Theater.EXPAND
Natalie Tatum, “Natsoundz,” makes final preparations in the basement of the Bluebird Theater.
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François Baptiste gives a speech to the artists and all involved with the 3hree Project.EXPAND
François Baptiste gives a speech to the artists and all involved with the 3hree Project.
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Members of the 3hree Project wait to take the stage at the Bluebird Theater.EXPAND
Members of the 3hree Project wait to take the stage at the Bluebird Theater.
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Audience members display a 3hree sign while the artists perform at the Bluebird Theater.EXPAND
Audience members display a 3hree sign while the artists perform at the Bluebird Theater.
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