Paul Wall

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    August 15, 2013

    The ten best mixtapes DJs of all time

    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 >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Chris Karns (formerly DJ Vajra), Lil Bad, Pries and J Dubb

    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 >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Sick lines and the stories behind the rhymes: Rooke5 breaks down some of his best lyrics

    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 >>

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    December 18, 2012

    New shows: Cat Power, Lucero, Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers solo show and 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 >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lucero, Flipper, the Ting Tings, Say Anything, Jewel and 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 >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's best party bets: Paul Wall, DJ Khalib, Concept One CD release and 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 >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Twenty things to do on 4/20 -- happy holiday!

    ​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.

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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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    December 10, 2010

    Freeload: New Facebook app helps acts go viral

    ​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 >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Meet the judges of the 2010 Westword Web Awards

    ​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!

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    August 31, 2010

    Joe Thunder on Lazy Sundays and the idea of local hip acts grinding until they can't be denied

    Anya Strauss​Joe 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 >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Big Head Todd & the Monsters, the Books top sellers at local stores

    ​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 >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    December 28, 2009

    We're speechless: A look at the year's most unintentionally funny lyrics.

    Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smell​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Eminem grabs top spot at Independent Records

    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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    October 17, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: ytCracker, DJ AM , Eminem and No Limit

    Photo: Aaron Matthews LOCALS ONLY The funny thing about living in Colorado is that you may have superstars right in your own backyard and not even know it. That’s certainly the case with rapper ytCracker. While he’s not widely known in the Colorado hip-hop scene, he’s a beast in “nerdcore ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Scribble Jam, Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z

    LOCALS ONLY Scribble Jam is an annual hip-hop festival hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio. So why are so many Colorado hip-hop artists excited about it? Well, on October 1 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, a Scribble Jam preliminary event is being held to determine the best rapper and best producer to represe ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008

    This Just In: Week of 7/31 - 8/6

    Photo: Brian Folkins Jason Mraz hits the Fillmore on October 27. Check here for the most up-to-date concert information. Every Tuesday, we'll post the most recent concert announcements, and whenever we get word of any concert cancellations or postponements, we'll pass that info along to you, as we ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    Fall Out Boy

    Friday, May 11, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    January 18, 2007

    The Mouth That Roared

    Nando Mondragon is going to put Denver on the hip-hop fashion map. But first, he has to get out of jail.

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    July 6, 2006

    DJ Khaled

    Listennn: The Album (Koch Records)

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    May 18, 2006

    Play Time

    When recess comes, get ready for a game with the gang babies.

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    January 19, 2006

    Hopped Up

    How onetime hip-hop outsiders became KS-107.5 playas.

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    December 29, 2005
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    October 20, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases