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GZA (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    How Diplo and 2 Chainz are flourishing in a dying industry

    Once upon a time, 2 Chainz and Diplo were working toward fame in the traditional lanes of the music industry. But that was before they learned the lucrative art of making the Internet laugh. 2 Chainz gave Skip Bayless one of his chains on ESPN2. You can order Diplo-ordained weed grinders with one-da ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    From Trent Reznor to Marilyn Manson, ten famous musicians before they were stars

    By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Raekwon's thoughts on storytelling in hip-hop

    This Friday, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan is teaming up with DJ Premier to celebrate 4/20 with the legendary DJ Premier at the 420 Extravaganja this Friday, April 19, at HoodLab. This show marks the first time Raekwon and DJ Premier share a bill. We spoke with Raekwon about the prospect of performing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows this month

    The hip-hop, as you know, doesn't stop. It's a new month, which means there's another fresh batch of dope shows for you. And trust: March has plenty of freshness on tap, from revered elder statesmen like De La Soul, Naughty By Nature and GZA to newer cats like Tech N9ne, French Montana and Kendrick ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
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    September 23, 2012

    GZA and Killer Mike at Summit, 9/22/12

    GZA @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 9/22/12 "I don't have a hypeman, so you're my hype man," Killer Mike tells the crowd two songs into his set. "So get hype, motherfuckers." The crowd is more than happy to comply. Opening with the first three songs from his new album, the emcee emits a raw energy on stage t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012

    Killer Mike

    Saturday, September 22, Summit Music Hall, 866-468-7621.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2012

    Savoy at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, with Krewella, 9/7/12

    SAVOY @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/7/12Behind a cloud of smoke and haze, the members of Savoy took to their raised podiums in front of a frenzied Red Rocks last night behind a glowing panel of pulsing lights that simply read "SAVOY." This build-up to the first drop was crucial, steadily adding to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    #WMS 2012 recap: Rooster & Moon

    Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Mark Sanders ho ... 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 22, 2012

    The Wu-Tang Clan forever changed the game

    Heavily inspired by mob movies and king-fu cinema, Wu-tang Clan began in Staten Island, the brainchild of the brilliantly sharp RZA, who brought his brothers and their talents together to form a hip-hop conglomerate whose rhymes are as much based on the science of everything in life as they are abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Q&A with Raekwon on the passing of ODB and Wu-Tang's influence on the world

    As one of the nine original members of Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon (due tonight at Summit Music Hall with BLKHRTS and Remo) helped make the renowned New York City hip-hop collective a permanent part of rap history. After branching out on his own in 1995, the Chef continues to spit out solo efforts left an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Ill discount or Illest discount? Free breakfast for the Wu-Tang members at Cafe Europa

    I'll take my coffee with CREAM! (dolla dolla bill y'all). Cafe Europa employees: Serious Wu-Tang fans.​Cafe Europa's general manager, Adam Azeris, is bringing a little piece of Brooklyn right here into Denver. The coffee shop at Penn and Bayaud has been respectfully dubbed "Wu-Ropa," in honor ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    December 1, 2009

    Freeloader: "I Don't Know" by Brikabrak and Naeem Oba

    ​Earlier today, we posted a Q&A with Brikabrak and Naeem Oba, and now we present you with a free track from the pair to download. Built upon a beat laid down by King Karnov, the track, "I Don't Know," centers on Naeem Oba's rhymes, which he recorded at CCM studios on Colfax, and Brikabrak's de ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Q&A with Krispy Kream of the Knux

    ​Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Counting Crows, Rock the Bells and Black Keys shows announced

    Just when we thought the Red Rocks summer line-up couldn't get any hotter, three more shows were just added to the schedule, including Counting Crows and Augustana on Wednesday, July 29, Rock the Bells '09, featuring Nas, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes and more, on Thursday, August 6, and the Mountains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Q&A with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos

    New York City practically sweats innovative bands, but it has produced few as utterly otherworldly as Gang Gang Dance (due at the Larimer Lounge on Friday, November 7, with Marnie Stern). Bandmembers Lizzi Bougatsos, Brian DeGraw, Tim DeWit and Josh Diamond utilize all manner of percussion, keyboard ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
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    August 28, 2008

    GZA

    Saturday, August 30, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Blogs

    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

    June 10, 2008

    Q&A With The RZA

    The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Last Night...The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption@ hi-dive

    Photos by James Mitchell Evans The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Hi-Dive Better Than: Playing Indie-metal free jazz by yourself In any “movement,” there are going to be the moderates and the radicals. Both groups have equal claim o ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008

    GZA

    Tuesday, April 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497; Wednesday, April 30, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Hip-Hop Sans Hova

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Pete Rock

    Tuesday, August 10, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Film

    May 27, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Still Bringing the Ruckus

    Raekwon and Ghostface Killah stay tied to the Wu-Tang Clan as they invent their own legacy.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    The Wisdom of the Saint

    As himself and Apostle, Jeff Campbell embodies two personas. Both of them want to write Denver's hip-hop gospel.

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    August 19, 1999
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    April 2, 1998
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    July 31, 1997
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    January 31, 1996
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