Sean Combs

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Kurt Boucher, Diddy's personal chef, will now cook for you at Cafe Rendezvous

    On the Western frontier, fur traders would rendezvous to barter goods and share ideas. Chef Kurt Boucher is now working to create a similar gathering place at the Rendezvous Cafe at the History Colorado Center, one that focuses on homegrown goods. "Basically we're Colorado-based," Boucher says of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The ten best all-star remixes in rap

    In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The weekend's best dance music: Trick or Bass, Guy Gerber, Peaches, Sonic Blossom and more

    DJ ISHE @ HOT 107'S TRICK OR BASS at GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 10/12/12 DJ Ishe (aka Nate Lappegaard) has been making music longer than most of his fans have been alive. Nearing his two-decade mark as a DJ, Ishe is one of the underdog producers in Denver who's helped propel the dubstep scene, and he's d ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    The five biggest hip-hop name changes

    See also: - Snoop Dogg at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 8/17/12 - Review: Snoop Dogg at Snowball, 3/3/12 - Review: Snoop Dogg at the Fillmore, 3/2/12 Artists do what they can to control their image, from their songs to their videos to their Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. They hire publicists. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Nicki Minaj, My Morning Jacket and Michael Kiwanuka among this week's new shows

    And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    American Idol Top 10: Erika Van Pelt and Lana Del Rey underperform

    In the past two weeks, American Idol has eliminated two of its weaker contestants, Shannon Magrane last week and Erika Van Pelt last night. While we're sad to see them go (kind of), what we'd really like to see eliminated is the strange choice of music themes from week to week. A Billy Joel week(rea ... 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

    February 23, 2012

    Mary J. Blige only gets better with time

    Mary J. Blige has the same pain and grit in her voice of having lived a very full life as artists like Billie Holliday, Etta James and others. For a burgeoning hip-hop generation, Blige's voice and signature style of taking a hip-hop beat and adding her soulful vibe to it so changed the sound of mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Pop that tape, it's time to go cruising (and I don't mean the gay kind)

    What's up, ladies?​Last week, I ripped on camping. Because camping sucks. So what does someone do with her summer who doesn't choose misery as a vacation destination? Well, I cruise. Not cruise like the Cheesman Park kind of cruising (though, if you're interested in that, I will be happy to dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Gaga's "Judas" isn't controversial! It's been done. Better.

    Bruno MedinaDelicous religious cleavage. ​We live for releases of controversial and eye-opening videos that cause a stir. And we're personally offended when one comes out that claims to be groundbreaking but just rips someone else off. We know it's hard for these new popstresses to come up wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Bad rap: Ashley Judd calls hip-hop the soundtrack to misogyny. Is she right?

    ​Whoa, swag. Ashley Judd has made some pretty inflammatory statements about hip-hop, saying that hip-hop is the "soundtrack to misogyny" and insinuating that the genre's "abusive lyrics" perpetuate "rape culture." She's since backed away from her statement. Even so, once you get past the initi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Twitter Tuesday: Everything you needed to know, from the Tweets of RuPaul

    FIERCE!​RuPaul might be the smartest man on the Internet. She dispenses advice to her Twitter followers (Ru says we shouldn't take our personal pronouns so seriously) on a daily basis that can actually be applied to one's regular old life. Yes, unlike the usual self-inflated shit that comes f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Day Job: Kevin Kain promoter by night, law school student by day

    ​Kevin Kain (aka Kevin Henderson) can typically be found posted up in the VIP area of the hottest clubs on any given weekend night, and occasionally a Thursday appearance at Club Vinyl's Reggae on the Roof.

  • 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

    November 22, 2010

    Nosaj Thing at the Bluebird, 11/20/10

    ​ NOSAJ THING With Jogger • Toro Y Moi 11.20.10 | Bluebird Theater This is not a diatribe dedicated to hating on electronic music, music made via laptop, patchy synths or anything else that involves playing instrumentation off of a card table. This is simply a timeline of Saturday night's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    A letter to Weezy F. Baby: Welcome back!

    Lil Wayne (aka Lil Tunechi, Weezy, Bird Man Jr., Mr. Carter) -- Thank god you're finally free! It has felt like a decade has passed in the pop world since you've been at Rikers. The Black Eyed Peas/Will.I.Am reign of Billboard terror has continued, most recently enveloping one of your own. And ... 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

    July 27, 2010

    DJ KAAOS on hip-hop's golden era, sticking with vinyl and playing with a drummer

    ​ DJ KAAOS stands apart from the crowd with his arms full of tattoos, toting stacks of record crates (which apparently require a dolly). As a DJ, he's fully committed to respecting the past, while also forging his way into the future with MF KAAOS (and no, that isn't an MF DOOM reference, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The top five mascot dances

    The Phillie Phanatic -- one of the more epic mascots in professional sports, maybe because it's a shaggy fat muppet -- outdid him/herself at a recent game, donning the Lady Gaga head-to-toe red gauze outfit. Cue "Bad Romance" and the rest ... well, you can see the video. The clip has been making ... More >>

  • Film

    January 15, 2009
  • News

    March 13, 2008

    Sunshine Megatron to Move From T-Shirt Hell

    Should millionaire T-shirt mogul Sunshine Megatron make Denver his new neighborhood? You be the judge.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Maestro Jeff Hughes, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Kanye West

    Ever since he started roaming the streets of Denver last year and then putting the footage on YouTube, Maestro Jeff Hughes has been a hot commodity. As Colorado’s own hip-hop violinist, Hughes impresses even the most critical of hip-hop haters by deftly adding a classical touch to hip-hop classics ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2007
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    October 12, 2006

    Like a Glover

    Tap-dancing gets down at Macky Auditorium.

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    She's All That -- And More

    Aubrey Collins deserves to be at least The One.

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Zodiac Room

    New night, new faces

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 22, 2005

  • Music

    August 18, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 3, 2005

  • Music

    February 24, 2005
  • News

    February 24, 2005
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    July 29, 2004

    Law and Order

    Denver's DA candidates take a seat in the docket.

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Above It All

    Summiting the highest penthouse in the Mile High City.

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Wasting away in Hookah-ville.

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Fantasy Island

    JLO for dessert

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Lord of the Ring

    Pelecanos uses his crime fiction to address the plagues of inner-city life.

  • Music

    February 13, 2003


    God's Son (Columbia)

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Gangster Crap

    Made, a wannabe mob comedy, won't be furthering any careers.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    2Pac + Outlawz

    Still I Rise

    The Notorious B.I.G.
    Born Again
    (Bad Boy)

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Cooking Up Beats in Hell's Kitchen

    New York's Ming & FS utilize the rhyme -- and the keyboard, sampler, turntable and guitar -- to create their own hip-hop heaven.

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Where's the Beef?

    Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story.

  • Music

    July 22, 1999

    The Wide World of Rap

    Exploring the endless variety of today's hip-hop.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998


    Jam X was a turntablist before turntabling was cool.

  • Music

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    March 26, 1998
  • News

    November 27, 1997
  • Music

    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.

  • Music

    October 25, 1995



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