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 >>
The Green Invasion
The following rappers have all been, at one point, among the best in the game. They were each considered to be the cream of the crop, but even the finest cream goes bad eventually. Sadly, these MCs are all arguably well past their prime, and although we love them and it pains us to say it, they need ... More >>
AMERICA'S MOST WANTED FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | FRI, 8/23/13 The America's Most Wanted Festival features some of the most talented and successful artists to come out of the South in a long time, including Lil Wayne, whose name speaks for itself and whose March album I Am Not a Human Being II has ... More >>
We all dream of finding fame and fortune in our chosen fields, but when people actually do get rich and famous, they often discover that money can't buy happiness, or love, or whatever it is the Beatles were singing about. What's the answer, then? God? Meditation? E-meter auditing? When musicians ge ... More >>
West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through equ ... More >>
Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>
Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Culling through all the dreck and drivel to get to the crème de la crème of crappiness was tedious and rather exhausting. This week we even things out by taking a look at the other end of the spectrum and examining the fifty best ... More >>
Hip-hop is a world unto itself. Its rich tradition of spoken word poetry, self-referential subject matter and electronic and sample-based production make it, in many ways, a difficult musical form to adapt to, especially if you come from a more traditional background. These ten acts helped make rap ... More >>
Many hip-hop fans, those who love rap -- hell, even some rappers -- have an aversion to gangsta rap for its objectionable content. Common named the rise of gangsta rap as one of the many steps in hip-hop's downfall in "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a sentiment that, of course, began a contentious relation ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
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SNOOP DOGG and ICE CUBE @ COMFORT DENTAL | 2/4/12 With a lineup in which the youngest performer was Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at 35, one might assume that this show was doomed to an early bedtime and fading energy as the night wore on. In reality, the crowd got more and more hyped as legen ... More >>
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 >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
Over the last decade, 311 has brought its Unity Tour on the road during the summer with acts like Snoop Dogg, the Offspring, Sublime with Rome, Matisyahu, the Wailers and the Roots. This time around, 311 is teaming up with Slightly Stoopid again for another round of the tour, which kicks off in July ... More >>
SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL @ VAIL VALLEY | 3/3/12 (DAY 2) Having survived the frigid first night, the sunshine and above-freezing temps of the second day are a treat. Feeling a little wear and tear from the night before, I was hoping to make it back to the festival grounds in time to catch Sauna play ... More >>
SNOOP DOGG @ SNOWBALL MUSIC FESTIVAL | 03.03.12 At times, it seemed like the entire weekend pointed toward Snoop Dogg's Saturday night set. Diplo mentioned Snoop's immanent arrival during a Friday night set, and showed off an exclusive drop the Doggfather had recorded for Major Lazer. Periodically ... More >>
SNOOP DOGG @ THE FILLMORE | 3/2/12Snoop Dogg is the coolest motherfucker on the planet. As the audience was roused by DJ Battlecat's operatic introduction of the giant, the Doggfather walked onto the stage flanked by three gorgeous dancers in Adidas jump suits to a packed house last night at the Fil ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>
Friday, March 2, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Snowball Music Festival is about to hit Avon again. We were there for the icy, snowy, steamy, crammed and all around awesomeness of the inaugural edition last year, and just in case you weren't, or you need a refresher of what to expect, we compiled this Survival Guide just for you, so you can get t ... More >>
Before Snoop Dogg heads for the hills for his Saturday evening headlining set at Snowball 2012 on Saturday, March 3, he'll be making a stop in the Mile High City for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium the night before on Friday, March 2. Tickets for the concert are $37.50 in advance ($40.00 day of th ... More >>
We feel the same way about you, Fred Durst.The bad news is that Snoop Dogg is getting a sitcom, a no-doubt hackneyed affair starring the Doggfather as a patriarch with his mind on his family and his family on his mind. The even worse news is that Limp Bizkit front-penis Fred Durst is apparent ... More >>
Brandon MarshallSTS9 last night. See more STS9 photosSTS9 at RED ROCKS | 9/9/11 Since this was a sold-out show, there was really no possibility of me seeing the opening act, Up Until Now, as I was trapped on the south staircase in a sea of wookies and wookettes. Granted, there really wasn't anythin ... More >>
Foodchain, still riding high off the re-release of its Showoff Digital debut, Corpses, and the acclaim the crew has earned from respected rap heads like Statik Selektah, Big Pooh and Talib Kweli, is back with the second video from the record, "Yes Indeed (G-girl)." Before pressing play, you h ... More >>
There are a ton of songs out there that inspire us to throw down. For some it's the awesome "Margaritaville," and for others it's the dive-bar proud "Friends in Low Places." But even these songs are lighthearted. They might be about alcohol, but they don't really inspire you to get trashed, t ... More >>
flickr / nmfinThanks to the absurdly low cost of music and video editing software and an inexhaustible number of people who clearly have too much time on their hands, the Internet has been inundated with mash-ups. Some folks, believe this is a auspicious development for humanity. And while we ... More >>
For the second week in a row, album sales reached their lowest point in the history of the SoundScan era. "Indie" bands, meanwhile, continue to chart unexpectedly high: This week, The Black Keys are number three, Band of Horses is number seven and LCD Soundsystem is number ten. But these are fl ... More >>
Once again, Colorado music was well represented this year at South By Southwest. From three successful day parties, including the Bocumast party at Union Park, which kicked things off on Thursday, followed on Friday by the Spokesbuzz party, which had the Northern Way offering up a solid cover of " ... More >>
While Vampire Weekend's Contra is dominating the charts nationally and locally, it came in second to the Lil' Wayne-produced Young Money's We Are Young Money, which has sat at the number one slot at Independent Records for a month now. Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland, Gucci Mane's State vs. Radr ... More >>
Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>
Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>
Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>
Alicia Keys grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with her fourth studio effort, The Element of Freedom, released last week on J Records. Gucci Mane, who was on top last week with The State vs. Radric Davis, slipped to number two, while Snoop Dogg's Malice 'N Wonderland came in third for th ... More >>
Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with his latest effort, The State vs. Radric Davis, released last week on Asylum. Snoop Dogg claimed the second slot with Malice in Wonderland, released last week on Priority, while Lady Gaga's Fame Monster nabbed third place, ... More >>
Tuesday, November 17, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.
Photo by Jeff FarsaiSnooperman with Slightly Stoopid. It only took about six weeks to get Snoop Dogg to answer a batch of e-mail questions for a profile advancing the July 15 Blazed and Confused Tour stop at Red Rocks co-starring Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley and Mickey Avalon -- but it was wort ... More >>
Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
The Hard Way (Doggy Style Records)
Monday, August 30, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.