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Geto Boys

  • 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:

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The Westword Music Showcase ticket contest

    Update(s): We've picked a winner for questions number one and two. So far we've somewhat arbitrarily given tickets to people who have suggested that a great music scene needs radio support and that the best thing about Denver's music scene is that everyone from "budtenders" to businessmen go to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Rap is in a new golden era

    The progression of music will always be weighed down by periods of stagnation. Although new rap acts are presented into the mainstream every year, the actual newness of the music is generally overstated. The prime exception to this rule is the so-called "golden ages," pockets of time where innovatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    G-Slick joins legendary Rap-A-Lot Records

    Legendary rap label Rap-A-Lot has added local rapper G-Slick to its stable of artists. Not only did they sign him, but they made his home label G.O.D.N. a subsidiary of the imprint, as well. Although the interest G.O.D.N. received initially was by the negative videos the crew was putting out about R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Horrorcore: From Esham to Hopsin, a look at the history of rap's most terrifying subgenre

    When somebody bathes in blood and guts, swings from hanging bodies or sews together dismembered parts -- that's horror. And so naturally when rappers embody this realm, it's called horrorcore. But true horror is more than blood and guts; it is bewilderment in happenings that occur beyond an ordinar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    My boyfriend's daughter is out of control, and he won't discipline her. What should I do?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I do quite a bit of entertaining at my home. Usually the closest people to me are in attendance except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    I had a one-night stand, and now I'm too embarrassed to call the guy back. What now?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I would like to advise your readers of something. I used to be a waitress at a nice restaurant in Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    I'm a twenty-year-old virgin. Is there anything I can do to help make that magic happen?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I met my fiancé two months ago, and now we are on our way to the chapel to get married. I know you, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Help! My husband's a Neanderthal

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I am a single mother with a small child, clocking fifty hours a week at an auto-parts warehouse to pay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Geto Boys at the Summit Music Hall, 6/14/13

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 6/14/13 Stepping on stage with an eager swagger, lead by Donny Hathaway's "Little Ghetto Boy," Scarface was the first of the Geto Boys to greet the crowd. The rapper, who visited Denver on his own last fall, announced that all three member of the outfit were in the bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Win tickets to see the Geto Boys at the Summit

    Update, 6/14/13: Contest is over. Congratulations to everybody who entered (@chadroth, @jordan169 and @levinemichaela). You've each won a pair of tickets to the show. Send us an email for details on how to claim your tickets. The Geto Boys are playing at the Summit Music Hall this weekend, and we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Another man gave my girl flowers on Valentine's Day: Am I right to be bothered by this?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I'm a newly single divorcée with lots of time and money on my hands. After dating and catering to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    My boyfriend's a former player. I asked him to get an STD test, and he was offended. What now?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where legendary rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man, but the miles are start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Help! I'm in love with a stripper: What do I do?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where legendary rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I loaned my cousin $500 more than six months ago. She promised to pay me bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Not attracted to my husband: What should I do?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where legendary rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! Dear Willie D, I am a female working at the same computer-repair company for three years wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Introducing Ask Willie D, a brand-new advice column from legendary rapper Willie D

    Willie D and the Geto Boys will be in Denver this Friday for a show at the Summit Music Hall. With that in mind, we could hardly think of a better time to introduce his weekly advice column. So starting today and continuing throughout the week, we'll be running a new installment of Ask Willie D ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Megadeth, Tricky, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and more

    Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Phoenix, Five Iron Frenzy, Channel 93.3 Big Gig with Lumineers and more

    Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Steely Dan, the Geto Boys, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, Ride Festival

    Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    The ten greatest southern rappers of all time

    It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and 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 we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and more at Red Rocks, 2/1/13

    MACKLEMORE @ RED ROCKS |2/1/13 Toward the last part of his set at Red Rocks, Macklemore got a little confessional. He shared with us how since he was in his early teens he's had no control over his consumption of drugs and alcohol, and he admitted to having spent many a day playing video games, get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Sick lines and the stories behind the rhymes: Rooke5 breaks down some of his best lyrics

    Rooke5 (aka Luke Whitrock) grew up in Loveland and Greeley, but he moved to El Paso, Texas, in the middle of high school. Though he has a self-described "southern twinge" to his personality and cites Kanye West as an influence (who isn't influenced by the omnipotent Yeezy), lyrically, he is far more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Ten essential gangsta rap albums

    Many hip-hop fans, those who love rap -- hell, even some rappers -- have an aversion to gangsta rap for its objectionable content. Common named the rise of gangsta rap as one of the many steps in hip-hop's downfall in "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a sentiment that, of course, began a contentious relation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Slug from Atmosphere on the fictionalization of his lyrics and unwinding with some online chess

    ​Sean Daley helped launch an empire when he co-founded Rhymesayers Entertainment, home to P.O.S., Brother Ali and, of course, his outfit, Atmosphere.The rapper otherwise known as Slug is an unstoppable force with endless vision and nonstop determination, which has helped make Rhymesayers one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele 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?" 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 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's Owen Ashworth on his background, his songs and inspiration

    Hannah Persson​ Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    Devin the Dude

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

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Julox

    Catfish, Shrimp-n-French Fries
    Ugly Azz Entertainment

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Rie-Rie, Remy Ma, Suge Knight, Lil Kim, Lil Cease

    LOCALS ONLY Rie-Rie is one of the very few female rappers in the Colorado hip-hop scene and among even fewer who consistently puts out albums. In 2008, Rie Rie is trying to do it even bigger by releasing two albums at the same time. One of them, Ms. 5280, is a straight up solo project that features ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Atmosphere, DJ Rare Groove and Abstract Rude @ the Ogden Theatre

    Atmosphere, DJ Rare Groove and Abstract Rude Saturday, May 17, 2008 Ogden Theatre Better than: Sean Daley's childhood nickname, "Little Slug-O." The Ogden Theater was buzzing with a sold out crowd on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated Atmosphere show, the first night of a two-night stand. Th ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: 25 Colorado Rappers Spit on One Song

    Joe Thunder isn’t known for his skills behind the mic. He isn’t known for creating hot beats either. He’s more likely to just listen to records than mix and scratch them. And you’ll catch him nodding his head before he’d bust out in a backspin. So what does Joe Thunder really do? He’s a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Best 2007 - Houston: Teeing Off with Scarface

    As touted in this week's Backbeat, music editors from across the country asked luminaries from our respective towns to tell us what music they loved this year. Their picks appear below and on the subsequent pages. Remember how everyone thought Snoop Dogg wearing golf gear in 2004's Starsky & Hutc ... More >>

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    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005
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    August 25, 2005

    Boney James

    Saturday, August 27, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Geto Boys

    The Foundation (Rap-A-Lot)

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    [Linkin Park]

    Meteora (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    That Fleeting Feeling

    The music of the Bobby Collins Death Metal Armada is just what you'd expect: light, funny, pop-laden and free.

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