New year, new things, new rap! You know the deal. Every week we scoured the scene for the freshest hip-hop. This week, we've got Spoke in Wordz doing his thing with an Eric Heights-directed joint that was actually filmed inside Denver International Airport; Mr. Midas gets all elevator-sexy on his jo ... More >>
Spoke In Wordz goes hard this weekThis week in rap, we have the latest video from Aires Jackson, a project featuring Lenny Lenn and his brother James Ray, a brand-new funk track from Naeem Oba that's so ill it came with a "this will make you dance" disclaimer, another new video snippet from S ... More >>
This week in local hip-hop, we have a bunch of new tracks from a fresh new face, Kid Plat, as well as some others we're already familiar with, including a food-heavy cut from Turner Jackson, a nostalgia-tinged track from the Roadside Profits, and a very grown-up collaboration featuring Haven, ... More >>
With The Pirate Signal, Lust-Cats of the Gutters
Flashlights and PDRBLK
01.10.11 | Glob
Yonnas Abraham has often referred to BLKHRTS as a "gang" and flippantly pointed out how formidable and imposing the crew -- which also includes King FOE and Karma - is. From only minor cameos, t ... More >>
Jim J NarcySnake Rattle Rattle Snake, profiled in June 2010Whatever the measure of success -- whether its defined by artists making music on their own or having someone else doing their bidding -- a music scene is only as interesting as, well, the music being made there, of course, and the pe ... More >>
Marcus Gadison/ColorazziInnerstate Ike with one of his awards
The Red Lion Hotel on I-225 and Parker, the venue that hosted last night's 5280 Urban Music Awards, is just west of nowhere. Really, it's in southeast Aurora, but to an inner city gal like me, it may as well had been in Kansas. Ha ... More >>
Jewell Tyme affiliate Haven the Great is an absolute beast on the mike. You probably known him either from backing up other members of the crew or guesting on albums like Dispensary Music by his cousin King FOE and Whygee. But on King Kong, his debut release, Haven is proving his worth as a s ... More >>
David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment BeatsThe term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions.
Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>
Lenny Lenn has an opinion, and he's not afraid to express it. He frequently makes big, bold statements about seemingly everything.
One moment he's speaking in a quiet, humble tone about his technical training in post-production, for instance, and the next he's comparing himself to Andre 300 ... More >>
Anya StraussJoe Thunder is not a DJ. Nor is he an MC. Just the same, he's a widely recognizable figure in the local hip-hop scene, and he's equally as well regarded as those who are making the music.
A tireless champion of Colorado hip-hop, Joe has been doing everything he can to help culti ... More >>
"C" is for controversy -- you know, the thing that media types presumably thrive on, the lifeblood of sites like Radar Online and TMZ. But not all media outlets set out to create controversy. Some just stumble into it.
Case in point: Last month, we learned that two groups of artists happened ... More >>
#COHipHop Unity Concert 2
08.05.10 | Quixote's True Blue
A strong hip-hop vibe permeated the air at Quioxte's last night -- fitting, since we were all there for the #COHipHop Unity Concert 2. Before everything got going in earnest, a cluster of performers and beat battle contestants choppe ... More >>
Update, 7/19/10, 4:20: MP3 downloads and EP art added after the jump.
So we've been hearing about this project for quite some time now, and we've been eagerly following its progress on Twitter every day via updates from its co-stars, King F.O.E. and Whygee.
The project intrigued us for a v ... More >>
The Twittervese has become one of the most entertaining and insightful places to catch a glimpse inside the lives of some of the most outspoken members of our local music community -- 140 characters at a time, of course.
We never ceased to be entertained by the tweets of various members of the ... More >>
A few weeks ago, there was a lot of talk about how underwhelming the Put Yo Money Where Ya Mouth Is MC battle was, both the preliminary and the finals. For those who didn't make it out, Lenny Lenn put together a highlight reel, so you can see for yourself what you missed and determine if the the b ... More >>
Denver rapper/producer and former radio personality Lenny Lenn and his Kintenders imprint are offering their entire catalog for free download.The catalog features three compilation albums, solo projects from Lenny Lenn, James Ray, Joe D, and Mr. H, as well as collaborative projects with DJ Psycho ... More >>
It's been a minute since we've heard from Q.Burse, a former member of the Break Mechanics. Actually the last time he caught a lot of people's attention was when he released the song "Burnin' Bridges," which took a bunch of local hip-hop personalities to task. But that appears to be behind him as ... More >>
The Diamond Boiz made it on to the Westword Showcase ballot this and are campaigning hard for people's votes. So much so that they quickly finished their mixtape project, Calm Before the Storm, in order to get people familiar with their sounds. The release features a mix of original songs and remixe ... More >>