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  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The seven best shows in Denver this weekend

    It was kind of cold and crappy this week, but that was just a way to enhance your appreciation for this weekend, which is supposed to be the kind of beautiful where cartoon birds appear from trees. Ride your bike to one of these shows:

  • Music

    May 2, 2013

    Paper Diamond

    Paragon
    Elm & Oak Records

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The ten best diss tracks of all time

    Since hip-hop's genesis, beef has been as integral a driving force to the art as bravado. There's been some titanic tangles over the years, from Canibus facing off with LL Cool J to Jay-Z and Nas locking horns with one other, all of which have resulted in some relentless and incendiary rhymes being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    So that guy you see twirling the sign on the side of the road? He's probably listening to Slayer

    Alright, how many times have you driven past that dude on the corner, the one twirling his sign like a madman, and thought to yourself Wow! That dude is rocking out. Wonder what the hell he's listening to? Wonder no more. Mystery solved. It's Slayer. At least that's what this particular gentleman wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    9th Wonder on how hip-hop is like pills in the applesauce, a gateway to knowledge and history

    A revered hip-hop producer who got his start with Phonte and Big Pooh in the North Carolina-based group Little Brother, 9th Wonder has worked an array of top shelf artists from Jay-Z and Destiny's Child to Mary J. Blige and Ludacris, among many others. Known as one of the best samplers in hip-hop, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    The five worst albums by professional athletes

    Over the weekend, Serena Williams might have been in Spain playing tennis, but she was getting more attention in the blogosphere for seventy seconds of a leaked rap song she made. The results sound like an amateurish impression of a collaboration between Missy Eliot and the Neptunes. The opening lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    As Black History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the influential Sounds of Blackness

    Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam, on finding the best ribs, cooking for rappers and mangling his foot with a chainsaw

    Tony Clement Roam 1033 East 17th Avenue 720-382-2935 www.denverseafoodrestaurants.com This is part one of my interview with Tony Clement, exec chef of Roam. Part two of our chat will run in this space tomorrow. A few months ago, when the former Wild Catch temporarily shuttered after then-executiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Heartland Pharmacy

    For such a big shop, Heartland Pharmacy's exterior has a low-key vibe. Because it's partially obscured by large trees out front, I drove past it twice before its green-cross sign caught my eye -- and I wasn't even medicated.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory is 20 years old

    ​On September 24, 1991, A Tribe Called Quest released The Low End Theory, a beautiful fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and esoteric lyrics aimed at a new generation of hip-hop. Twenty years later, the album sounds just the same in 2011, as it did, frankly, whenever you heard it. Inspiring such artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Top 5 Famous Writer/Musician Feuds

    ​Sometimes hurt feelings and death threats bring people closer together -- that definitely seems to be the case of the former web editor at our sister paper in Los Angeles, Erin Broadley, and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, who once threatened to kill her. After the two met, they came to the real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Hip-hop's ten most impactful deaths

    ​Today marks the anniversary of the day that the world lost the greatest rapper of all time. Christopher Wallace's untimely death on March 9, 1997, had a significant impact on the rap game. If Biggie had lived, for instance, his presence would have essentially erased the need for Jay-Z. Unstop ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    December 17, 2010

    Skrillex at the Fox Theatre, 12/16/10

    SKRILLEX With Pillowfight 12.16.10 | Boulder Theatre Last night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Skrillex showed his fans exactly what creatures can lurk in the hard, dark reaches of dance music and broke the rules for a live DJ gig in surprisingly delightful ways.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Jeremih at Comedy Works South, 12/08/10

    ​ KS-107.5 MORNING SHOW CHRISTMAS PARTY With Jeremih • Bow Wow 12.08.10 | Comedy Works South When a show begins with an open-to-all karaoke session, things could go one of two ways: A bunch of bad singers (or in this case, rappers) could burn up the atmosphere and take the show with them. ... More >>

  • Articles

    October 14, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    American Tomahawk, Chromeo, Black Milk fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Mashed landings: A rundown of the 5 worst mash-ups

    flickr / nmfin​Thanks to the absurdly low cost of music and video editing software and an inexhaustible number of people who clearly have too much time on their hands, the Internet has been inundated with mash-ups. Some folks, believe this is a auspicious development for humanity. And while we ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    Devin the Dude

    Tuesday, May 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Does Denver have a burgeoning urban/top 40 sensation on its hands?

    Hunter Brown's boy band-worthy visage earned him the nickname "Baby Beckham" from a Jive Records exec.​Yes. It appears so. Meet Hunter Brown, an eighteen-year-old artist from Denver, who's already amassed an impressive pedigree. Over the past three years, Brown has worked Dr. Dre associate Kirv (a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    SP Double returns with mixtape and upcoming projects

    It's been a while since we've heard from SP Double, especially since the dissolution of his Boostwell crew. But from the ashes, he's dusted himself off and is gearing up to drop a collection of projects over the next six months. His new album, Loyalty, Honor, Respect, is due out sometime this fall, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Eminem and more

    Eminem Relapse (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) The haters have been laying for this one, and there's no denying that Eminem has provided them with plenty of ammunition. Devoting an entire album to his drug problems and rehab struggles invites accusations of solipsism (yeah, yeah, it's a hip-hop trad ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    TheSaurus

    Kids Gather Round
    Self-released

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008
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    October 10, 2008

    Q&A with Stereolab's Tim Gane

    In the October 9 issue, we ran excerpts of Tom Murphy's recent interview with Tim Gane from Stereolab. The following is the transcript from their entire conversation.

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
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    August 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DMX, VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List

    "Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Bionik Brown, Ozone Awards, Large Professor, DMX

    LOCALS ONLY Even though hip-hop artist Bionik Brown had only lived in Denver for short time before his passing this week, he became familiar with the local music scene quickly and scored gigs easily thanks to his dope skills on the mike. In honor of Bionik’s memory, after the jump we've posted a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008
  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Rakim

    This revered hip-hop framer isn't crazy about the state of the game.

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Rilo Kiley

    Under the Blacklight
    Warner Bros.

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Jay-Z

    Kingdom Come
    Roc-A-Fella

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Ben Folds

    Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP
    Sony

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    October 27, 2005

    John Cale

    Sunday, October 30, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Gwen Stefani

    Love, Angel, Music, Baby (Interscope)

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Emvisible

    D12 looks to get out from underneath Eminem's shadow.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    The Light Stuff

    Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Urban Renewal

    How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

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    September 17, 1998
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 30, 1995
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    January 11, 1995
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    July 13, 1994
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    February 16, 1994
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