Over the last decade or so, mixtapes have revolutionized the rap game and altered how marketing in general is approached. Not only have the rappers received substantial acclaim, but the DJs have realized just as much stardom. Although there are numerous DJs -- guys like Statik Selektah, Trap-A-Holic ... More >>
Another week, another fresh batch of Colorado hip-hop. We've got a brand new mix from Chris Karns, who is retiring his DJ Vajra moniker. We've also got a new single from Pries, along with fresh cuts from Lil Bad and AP and J Dubb. Continue on to see what's good this week in local hip-hop. See also: ... More >>
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 >>
It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on our list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masse ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>
Spring fever!! This is the best time of the year to step outside, get some fresh air, and party your face off. Catch Paul Wall tonight at Casselman's, or you can saddle up to the Electric Pony tonight at Appaloosa Grill with DJ Khalib and friends. Tomorrow night, meanwhile, Concept One is dropping h ... More >>
It's April 20; do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.
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 >>
Facebook has quickly become the social media site. With over 250 500 million users, it's the hub for ordinary folks to keep in touch with their favorite musicians, websites and friends. It's because of this domination in the social media circle that local Facebook app developer Jeff Lange, ak ... More >>
Pardon this interruption in headlines: We're happy to announce the judges of our 2010 Westword Web Awards. If you haven't nominated your favorite Facebooking restaurant, web start-up or Twittering bartender for the Westword Web Awards yet, what are you waiting for? Get to it!
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 >>
Big Head Todd & the Monsters' ninth studio album, Rocksteady, released last week, took top spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout, while the Books' latest effort, The Way Out, also issued last week on the Temporary Residence Limited imprint, debuted in top four slots at the two stores, ... More >>
Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smellThe lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>
Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot for the second week in a row at Independent Records for the week ending May 31. Marilyn Manson's High End Low, released last week on Interscope, came in second while Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Busta Rhymes rounded out the top five. See the full break ... More >>
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Nando Mondragon is going to put Denver on the hip-hop fashion map. But first, he has to get out of jail.
Listennn: The Album (Koch Records)
When recess comes, get ready for a game with the gang babies.
How onetime hip-hop outsiders became KS-107.5 playas.
Fast reviews of recent releases