Dirty South

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Moving Units: New releases from Album Leaf, Lil Wayne and Vampire Weekend top local sales charts

    Vampire Weekend's Contra claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout last week.​Although Spoon has dominated the local charts over the past few weeks, there were no clear winners across the board for the week ending February 7. New releases from Album Leaf and Lil Wayne -- his ill advised rock album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Young Money still on top at Independent Records

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra is dominating the charts nationally and locally, it came in second to the Lil' Wayne-produced Young Money's We Are Young Money, which has sat at the number one slot at Independent Records for a month now. Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland, Gucci Mane's State vs. Radr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Young Money tops charts at Independent for third week in a row

    ​Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Young Money grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    ​Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Young Money top seller at Independent Records

    ​Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Gucci Mane top seller at Independent Records

    ​Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with his latest effort, The State vs. Radric Davis, released last week on Asylum. Snoop Dogg claimed the second slot with Malice in Wonderland, released last week on Priority, while Lady Gaga's Fame Monster nabbed third place, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with Kid Hum

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Avett Brothers on top again at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Lil Boosie Superbad r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Frank E constructs another hit: Chamillionaire's "Good Morning"

    ​Just last week, the one and only Madonna announced that she was working with Colorado hip-hop producer Frank E on her upcoming greatest hits package. Before the ink is even dry on that post we've received word that Frank E has dropped another bomb hit for the masses. This time, he connected with ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    Lil Wayne

    Thursday, August 20, Fiddler's Green, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Last Night: Rock the Bells at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​Rock the Bells 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Thursday, August 6, 2009 Better than: ringtone rap, anything associated with Auto-Tune or listening to the self-proclaimed newly anointed "King of Pop," Kanye West, talk about himself endlessly. Since 2003, Rock the Bells has been the pre ... More >>

  • Music

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Dream grabs top spot at Independent Records

    U2, which was the top seller the previous week, was knocked down to the number-ten spot after the Dream's brand-new Love Vs. Money, which was released last week, claimed the top stop for the week ending March 15. Jamie Foxx, Lamb of God and T.I. still hold on to top ten spots. See the full breakdown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    T.I. grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Rapper T.I.'s Grammy-nominated album Paper Trail knocked Bobby Valentino off the number one spot on Independent Records top seller list for the week ending February 22. The Fray moved up to the number two spot from number four, while Lil Wayne and Ludacris still remain in the top ten. See the full b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Suge Knight, Outkast, YouTube Live

    Suge Knight files lawsuit against Kanye West Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has filed a $135,000 lawsuit against Kanye West for a gunshot wound and a robbery of his diamond-stud earring that occurred at West’s pre-MTV Music Awards party back in August 2005. According to TMZ, Knight bel ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008



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    June 6, 2008
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    May 30, 2008
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    March 14, 2008
  • Music

    August 23, 2007


    Wednesday, August 29, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • News

    August 23, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds

    More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006


    Release Therapy (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam)

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Back 2 Skool Jam

    Monday, October 2, Coors Amphitheatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006


    Idlewild (LaFace)

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    About a Boi

    OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South.

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    DJ Khaled

    Listennn: The Album (Koch Records)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005
  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Bun B

    Trill (Rap-A-Lot/Asylum)

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Ying Yang Twins

    USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)

  • Music

    June 9, 2005


    Saturday, June 11, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Mike Jones

    Who Is Mike Jones? (Universal/Swisha House)

  • Music

    March 3, 2005


    O (Sony Urban Music/Epic)

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Club Scout

    NBA All-Star Weekend

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Buck 65

    This Right Here Is Buck 65 (V2)

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

    Crunk Juice (TVT Records)

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Taking a ride on the Melo side.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Destiny's Child

    Destiny Fulfilled (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Young Buck

    Straight Outta Cashville (G-Unit/Interscope)

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Crunked Up

    Beneath his deranged exterior, Lil Jon is a man with a plan.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004


    Trap Muzik (Atlantic)

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Soul Survivor

    Through injury, adversity and obscurity, Orlando Terrell struggles to keep his music alive.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Perfect Truth

    Cee-Lo breaks from the Mob in a solo quest to save hip-hop.

  • Music

    March 29, 2001
  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    The Big Tymers

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Goodie Mob

    World Party

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Shock Treatment

    For Silkk the Shocker and the No Limit Army, success is all in the family.

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Two for the Future

    To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998


    Jam X was a turntablist before turntabling was cool.

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Mob Rules

    The Goodie Mob is a hip-hop group with a higher purpose.

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