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 >>
What contributes to a rapper's underrated status? Is it the unwillingness to compromise? The inability to compromise? An early demise? Bad promotion? Possibly all of these things and more? Whatever the case, with these rappers, it's certainly not for a lack of talent. We put together a list of the t ... More >>
Fresh Breath Committe (Peter Haines)The Pirate Signal, 3 the Hardway, The ReMINDers, Fresh Breath Committee, Masta Ace.
Thursday October 8, 2009
Better than: Anything you have to wake up for on Friday that would have stopped you from being there.
Approaching the Fox last night for the F ... More >>
The other significant local hip-hop release this evening comes from the Fresh Breath Committee, who also took time to mix it up with us this week. It's pretty safe bet that all the local heads that aren't at the hi-dive will be at the Fox Theatre in Boulder for the release of CPR, the outfit's fu ... More >>
Back in 2008, we named Boostwell Crew the best hip-hop crew in Denver. Headed by SP Double, the crew consisted of local emcees and producers, Flawless, Fo Chief, ManDaMyth, Catch Lungs, EMB, Purpose, Procise, Kontrast and a few others. Shortly after the recognition, a number of members left the c ... More >>
Next month, the Fresh Breath Committee will be releasing their debut album, CPR, at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 8. In an effort to get folks hyped for the release, the crew just dropped their first single "Save the Day," featuring the legendary Masta Ace, who will be on hand for the sh ... More >>
Photo by Nancy LevineHolly Hartnett.It's about that time.
Today in Cafe Society:
• Behind the Bar with Holly Hartnett of Venue.
• Under Fire: Caramel Groundhog Day.
• Guess where I'm eating?
• Denver's newest road trip: Interstate Kitchen & Bar.
• Oktoberfest is for sale. Will some ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
(Columbia/Legacy ... More >>