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KRS-One

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    June 5, 2014

    Denver rapper/DJ/midwife wants to use twerking to raise awareness about fracking

    Denver's DJ Cavem Moetevation spends plenty of time focusing on the "green" stuff. But his green stuff is not money or weed. Instead, his focus is on kale and being eco-friendly. Cavem -- a former Westword MasterMind award winner -- is a husband and father, a teacher, a rapper, a DJ, a midwife, and ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    KRS-One at Cervantes' Other Side, 10/19/13

    KRS-ONE at EXTRACT HARVEST FEST at CERVANTES' | 10/19/13 The Extract Harvest Festival took over both sides of Cervantes' with classic hip-hop and reggae filling the place. KRS-One was the main headliner, but all of the acts, which included the Pharcyde, Mr. Vegas and Trapzillas, among others, had th ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | THE NAKED AND FAMOUS at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/18/13 Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith formed this pop outfit in 2008 and recorded two EPs with future keyboard player Aaron Short when the three were students at the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand in Auckland. Taking its name from Trick ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    The man behind the mask: Forget about Who Killed Jigaboo Jones -- who is Jeff Campbell?

    Jeff Campbell's one-man show, Who Killed Jigaboo Jones?, premieres tonight at work | space. Our Show & Tell blog spoke with Campbell about the show, and that piece focuses primarily on the production. We also caught up with Campbell, who's been a stalwart of the Colorado hip-hop scene for the better ... More >>

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    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 >>

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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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    March 15, 2013

    420 Extravaganja party announced for 4/20 weekend

    The 4/20 weekend this year is shaping up to be a massive, city-wide event. Not only is the traditional 4/20 political rally again taking at Denver's Civic Center Park, but the crew from High Times has claimed the Mile High as their city of choice for the first-ever Cannabis Cup on American soil. An ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Review: Bassnectar at SnowBall Music Festival, 3/4/12

    BASSNECTAR @ SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL | 3.4.12 For the last night of SnowBall Music Festival, organizers brought back one of last year's headliners to close things out, which ultimately proved to be a wise decision. Looking out from the stage, it was readily apparent that Bassnectar has made his mar ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Top five Yo! MTV Raps videos and moments

    ​As you know, MTV turned thirty this week, and man, oh man, what a three decades it's been. No matter who you are, or what side of the music spectrum you represent, the influence of Music Television on popular culture cannot be denied. This is true especially in the development of the hip-hop ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    100 Colorado Creatives: Ietef Hotep Vita

    Ietef Vita is an O.G.​#97: Ietef Hotep Vita Words like "organic," "local" and "sustainable" may be so hot right now in the food world, but for Ietef Hotep Vita, they're family traditions. The son of noted organic gardener, poet and social justice advocate Ashara Ekundayo, Vita has forged his ... More >>

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    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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    January 20, 2011
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    September 16, 2010

    Grinderman, RJD2 and Dismemberment Plan 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 >>

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    July 21, 2010

    DJ Cavem Moetivation on greening the 'hood as hip-hop's organic gardener

    Jay Esposito​ DJ Cavem Moetavation (aka Ietef Vita) is out to green the 'hood, one hip-hop element at a time. Activist, b-boy, DJ, MC, graffiti artist, beat-boxer, film maker and journalist, Cavem plays many roles, all geared toward empowering the 'hood with tools that facilitate evolution of ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks

    Aaron Thackeray​ Global Dance Festival Friday, July 16, 2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre Every year, the Global Dance Festival brings some of the best in electronic music to the best outdoor venue on the planet, and Friday night's sold-out show was no exception. Judging from the proliferation o ... More >>

  • Music

    July 8, 2010

    KRS-One

    Friday, July 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

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    June 2, 2010

    The National, Chromeo, Goo Goo Dolls shows announced

    ​Although the National has been at for a decade, the Brookyn-based indie rock group started gaining some serious traction with the release of 2007's Boxer. The act's latest effort, High Violet , debuted in the top five slots around the world, so it's no surprise that the band, who has played s ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    Lords of Acid & Thrill Kill Kult, Lyle Lovett, Jakob Dylan shows announced

    ​Fifteen years ago, the sexually charged acid house group Lords of Acid and the legendary industrial act My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult teamed up for the Sextacy Ball tour. The two acts are joining forces again this summer for a reincarnation of that tour which hits the Ogden Theatre on Wed ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Big Styles

    Dave Gaslin Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) 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 ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Over the weekend: Pretty Lights at the Ogden Theatre

    Aaron Thackeray​ Pretty Lights • Lyrics Born • Bobby Collins03.13.10 | Ogden Theatre There is so much sweaty cleavage dangling over the railing of the Ogden's upper deck. One girl, in her haste to abandon her inhibitions, has rolled her shirt up so high that fully half her bra is in vie ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 13, 2009

    New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest

    A date has finally been set for the release of Heavyweight Dub Champion's new album, Rise of the Champion Nation, May 5, 2009. The group consists of producers Resurrector and Patch and MCs A.P.O.S.T.L.E. and Stero-Lion. With the exception of Stero, the entire group moved to San Francisco three years ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 13 edition

    Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Yeah, that's her name. Wanna do somethin' about it? This Friday the 13th isn't even remotely scary. Today in Backbeat Online: • Meet Danielle Ate the Sandwich, your new favorite singer-songwriter. • New Heavyweight Dub Champion album features KRS-One, Killah Priest. ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The BoomBox, Lil Wayne, Young Buck, 50 Cent and Queen Latifah

    LOCALS ONLY Being a hip-hop artist in Denver is one of the toughest gigs in town. Not only is it difficult to find a venue that will allow hip-hop shows, let alone take home a piece of the bar and door, but it’s really hard to find an audience who isn’t brainwashed by the mind-numbing playlis ... More >>

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    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 15, 2008

    Graffiti Documentary Tonight

    Check out the trailer for the new graffiti documentary Bomb It, screening tonight at the Starz Film Center to kick off three days of graffiti events organized by Kim Owens over at www.kaffinebuzz.com. Directed by Jon Reiss – who will be on hand afterward to answer questions – the film includes i ... More >>

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    February 29, 2008

    The Friday Rap-Up: DJ Low Key, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Buckshot, Dr. Dre

    Locals Only DJ Low Key is doing big things in Denver right now. The last year was a big one for the Basementalism Radio Show alum and 2008 is looking to be just as big. He ended 2007 having his mixtape Median’s Relief in the Making (hosted by 9th Wonder) on several critical year-end lists and he ... More >>

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    February 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Beatsource.com, Eminem, 50 Cent, Common

    Locals Only: Beatsource launches a “hip-hop iTunes” It’s been the talk of the town for the last several months but Beatsource.com has finally launched and features a few local artists as well. Based here in Denver, Beatsource.com is an online hip-hop music store that targets DJs and features ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Apostle, Lil Wayne, The Game, Prodigy

    Locals Only: It’s been about a year since former executive director of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Apostle, aka Jeff Campbell, left Colorado to focus solely on his music career with his group Heavyweight Dub Champions. But the impact the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition had in the late '90’s and e ... More >>

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Mo' Substance

    Mr. Lif's thought-provoking rhymes take you back in time.

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    July 6, 2006

    AWOL One

    Friday, July 7, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    May 4, 2006

    Aural Pleasure

    The talented tongue of Atmosphere goes to work.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Carolyn's Mother bids a fond farewell.

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    September 2, 2004
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    April 22, 2004

    Dead Prez

    RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony/Columbia)

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    March 25, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Local MC Apostle prepares to battle for the keys to the Kingdom.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Kiss me, Im a rock star -- at least for one night.

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Hip-Hop Stop

    KRS-One brings the lowdown to church

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Hit Pick

    The Procussions

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Four elements make one movement.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    All in the Family

    Hip-hop revivalists the Family Tree put the paddles to a dying art.

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    He's Got the Beat

    Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    KRS-One

    The Sneak Attack (Koch)

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    This week's concert pick: Gil Scott-Heron

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    August 6, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

  • Music

    November 21, 1996

    Our Gangstas

    Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.

  • Music

    January 3, 1996

    SPECIAL EFX

    DAS EFX TRIES TO KEEP IT GOING THREE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.

  • Music

    September 27, 1995

    FOLLOW THE LEADER

    PEOPLE SWEAR BY--AND AT--HIP-HOP'S OUTSPOKEN, UNDISPUTED GURU.

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