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Pete Rock

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Jack White Muscles Through a Downpour at Red Rocks

    About twenty minutes before Jack White took the stage at Red Rocks, a hard rain started falling and lightning flashed to the east. Fog machines on the stage were fired up and the wind was blowing the haze, tinted hues of blue from the stage lights, around. For a moment it looked the Do Lung Bridge s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The ten best hip-hop DJs in Denver

    Denver's hip-hop scene is ripe with talent, especially in terms of the great DJs fans have access too. You could walk into dozens of clubs, bars, patios, pool parties or even corporate events that just happens to be hosted by one of the town's best. The competition is stiff, and a following here can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    2013 Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    The eleven alternative weeklies of Voice Media Group are responsible for a tremendous amount of music writing: This year, we produced thousands of pages of printed stories and tens of thousands of blog posts. We're proud to present the very best of that work in the second annual Voice Media Group Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Rap is in a new golden era

    The progression of music will always be weighed down by periods of stagnation. Although new rap acts are presented into the mainstream every year, the actual newness of the music is generally overstated. The prime exception to this rule is the so-called "golden ages," pockets of time where innovatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The ten best family-friendly rap albums

    Although lot of rap these days is riddled with violence, misogyny and profanity, there's still plenty of clean rhymes out there to be rocked by the entire family, should you be so inclined. And it all comes worry-free of the ill-effect it might have on impressionable minds, and some of it even ranks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The best rap shows in Denver in October

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIES at CERVANTES OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if they tore themselves out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music like theirs, substance t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    The ten best rap producers of all time

    Even though rappers and producers share a symbiotic dependence on one another, there's been an ongoing debate in rap music about who plays the most pivotal role: the one providing the words or the one providing the music. While the MCs obviously get the most shine, would Guru's words been as impactf ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2013
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    December 19, 2012

    9th Wonder on how hip-hop is like pills in the applesauce, a gateway to knowledge and history

    A revered hip-hop producer who got his start with Phonte and Big Pooh in the North Carolina-based group Little Brother, 9th Wonder has worked an array of top shelf artists from Jay-Z and Destiny's Child to Mary J. Blige and Ludacris, among many others. Known as one of the best samplers in hip-hop, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The twenty best hip-hop shows of 2012

    As much of a stronghold as our town is for EDM, Denver is also a hotbed of hip-hop. Although we've always held true to the assertion, and such a declaration would seem perfectly reasonable to even casual observers, the point was never driven home more definitively than when we took a look back at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2012

    DJ Premier and Pete Rock at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 9/22/12

    DJ PREMIER & PETE ROCK @ CERVANTES' | 9/22/12 At the end of their set last night at Cervantes', DJ Premier's Houston Astro's hat was dripping with sweat, while Pete Rock appeared to have barely broken one. Over the course of their set, though, the two matched wits furiously playing through the genr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    New Colorado Concerts: Kreayshawn at the Fox, Sleigh Bells at the Boulder Theater and more

    See also: - Alanis Morissette, State Radio, Adventure Club and more - Bruce Springsteen, Waka Flocka Flame, Chevelle and more - Gov't Mule two nights in September, Primus in November and more - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive and more - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Celebrating the life and rhymes of Biggie Smalls

    This week, we're celebrating the life of the late, great Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., who died fifteen years ago this week. One of hip-hop's most important teachers, Biggie Smalls, as he was affectionately known, empowered corner boys everywhere to tell the story of their struggle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Anatomy of a hip-hop song: Local producers weigh in on what it takes to make a great track

    David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment Beats​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Grinderman, RJD2 and Dismemberment Plan fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Deferred Hat Tip: Runaway Slave by Showbiz and A.G.

    ​ Just to be perfectly clear from the get-go: I'd heard of Showbiz and A.G. before finding this record, but had always had a difficult time tracking down their albums, which I'll attribute the fact the majority of their catalog has been in and out of print for a long time. One day, however ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Q&A with Robert Glasper

    ​Robert Glasper's latest Blue Note effort, Double Booked, shows just how well the pianist straddles the jazz and hip-hop worlds. While he flexes his jazz chops within the confines of an acoustic trio setting during the first half of the disc, he delves into more forward thinking hip-hop territ ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009
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    April 28, 2009

    Sonic Youth, Avett Brothers, Yes shows annouced

    Things slowed down a bit this week with concert announcements, especially compared to the past few weeks, but we did the get the word on some noteworthy shows including Sonic Youth Friday, July 31 at the Ogden Theater, Yes and Asia at the Paramount Theatre Sunday, July 12 and a pair of Avett Brother ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lost 100K Battle track from Infinite Mindz springs a leak

    Last year, the World Famous Wake Up Show connected with UrSession.com to host a hip-hop contest called the 100K Battle. This battle consisted of well-known hip-hop producers like DJ Muggs, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Alchemist and others, donating beats to any rapper who wanted to spit a rhyme. The beats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape

    Buffalo, New York-based DeepThinka Records just released Rebel Radio 45: The Free Double Mixtape mixed by DJ Anubus, DJ Optimus Prime and Billy Drease Williams. Why do we care? Well, mostly because it's a dope mixtape that's free, but also because Denver's own ManeLine is featured on the project nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    The Friday Rap-Up: DJ Low Key, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Buckshot, Dr. Dre

    Locals Only DJ Low Key is doing big things in Denver right now. The last year was a big one for the Basementalism Radio Show alum and 2008 is looking to be just as big. He ended 2007 having his mixtape Median’s Relief in the Making (hosted by 9th Wonder) on several critical year-end lists and he ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Northern State

    This hip-hop hybrid is no longer on a major label, and it couldn’t be happier.

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    October 31, 2007
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    October 31, 2007

    Q&A With Northern State's Julie Potash

    The mini-profile of Northern State that appears in the November 1 issue of Westword springs from the following maxi-Q&A with Julie Potash, one of three MCs in the sprightly hip-hop act. It’s her second interview with the paper, but the first one to actually appear in print; a previous article inte ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Psalm One

    The Death of Frequent Flyer (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Cannibal Ox

    Thursday, July 13, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    The Procussions

    5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (Rawkus Records/Basementalism)

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Fog

    10th Avenue Freakout (Lex)

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Turning Pro

    The Procussions take their homegrown hip-hop to the West Coast.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    All Mixed Up

    The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Roadside Profits

    The Road Less Traveled (RSP/www.roadsideprofits.com)

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Hit Pick

    The Procussions

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Common

    Electric Circus (MCA)

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Still Bringing the Ruckus

    Raekwon and Ghostface Killah stay tied to the Wu-Tang Clan as they invent their own legacy.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Swan Song

    By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.

  • Music

    May 18, 2000

    Up With People

    The People Under the Stairs question hip-hop's answers.

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • Music

    March 6, 1997

    Run, Reverend, Run

    Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.

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