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  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    A brief rundown of the bonkers TLC movie

    In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off. On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was excited. TLC was a ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    From UGK to Chief Keef: A look at the history of trap in rap and its subsequent influence on drill

    What is trap music? According to T.I., on the title track of his genre-defining Trap Muzik, it ain't no album, and it ain't no game. Indeed, the origins of trap go beyond music -- beyond even the Atlanta corners where drugs are dealt and rubberbands are filled -- into the houses where crack cocaine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The 20 most coveted Colorado music-industry jobs: The complete list with five new profiles

    In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    The ten worst hip-hop Christmas songs

    Every holiday season, we're blessed with great renditions of classic Christmas songs to warm our spirits, but along with that also comes a lists of well meaning yuletide flops. This is especially the case in hip-hop, in which rhyming about Christmas has not always produced the best results. Here are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Tonight: Curren$y at the Fox

    ​Earlier on in his career, Curren$y (performing this evening at the Fox Theatre with Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend and Corner Boy P) ran with the likes of Master P and Lil Wayne, via the rappers' infamous entourage/record labels, No Limit and Young Money. Now releasing albums on his own throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Nyke Nitti on hustling CDs in the time of tapes, making it in the game and Louis Armstrong

    ​ Nyke Nitti (aka Nate Johnson and formerly known as Nyke Loc) is a veteran in the Denver hip-hop game. With over eight years of rap lore under his belt, he has watched the rise of some of the best who have helped shape the city's scene. From Innerstate Ike, whom Nitti has known since he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Five most obnoxious children of pop-stars

    Judging by Jersey Shore alone, becoming famous isn't particularly difficult these days. Still, a leg-up is always welcome, and if your parents are already stars, you're pretty much guaranteed to at least get a chance to shine. Case in point, Willow Smith. Besides the fact we don't actually underst ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Taking a ride on the Melo side.

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Kings of the Hill

    Ten years in and two MCs deep, Hilltop Klick aims for a higher state.

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Diamond in the Rough

    Three urban luminaries make Lucy Pearl an R&B trio with star -- and staying -- power.

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    January 13, 2000

    Swept Away

    Chief Broom disbands; Dave Baker thinks big; the latest in music Web sites.

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Radio Fee Boulder

    The coolest college station around could use some cash.

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Shock Treatment

    For Silkk the Shocker and the No Limit Army, success is all in the family.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Good Times, Gangsta Style

    The Hard Knock Life tour puts on a happy face.

  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Eminem plays the race cardin reverse.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    A Dogg's Life

    Vamp Dogg serves up songs fresh from the streets.

  • Music

    September 17, 1998
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    September 3, 1998


    Jam X was a turntablist before turntabling was cool.

  • Music

    August 6, 1998

    Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Ted Thacker learns that there's life after Baldo Rex and Veronica.

  • Music

    July 2, 1998
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    April 30, 1998

    Hardcore Times

    Thanks to Nyke Loc, gangsta rap is alive and well in Denver.

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Kingdom Comes

    Denver rapper Kingdom hopes he has the golden touch.