Gangsta rap, where have you gone? About 20 years ago at this time, we were in the middle of an unprecedented run of gangsta rap greatness, with Death Row, Bad Boy, Ruthless, Rap-A-Lot and others all functioning at high levels. And while the songs and albums from this era continue to get sh ... More >>
The Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brought two remarkably solid days of music to the Denver Mart over the weekend. Saturday was particularly good for fans of classic hip-hop, with sets from E-40, Too Short, Warren G and your headliner, Snoop Dogg. Snoop has spent plenty of time in Colorado since mari ... More >>
It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.
While chicken and waffles haven't overtaken bacon as the king of food fads, they've been a big trend over the last few years, flying into the danger zone between comfort food and high-end food fussiness. Whether or not there's a fathomable reason for why these two foodstuffs originally shacked up on ... More >>
The week flew by, so it's time to set up those weekend plans and save some dough. This weekend is packed with cheap things to do so you have enough money to run up to Wyoming and buy fireworks or whatever else you need to do to prepare for July 4. Watch some dogs get wet, celebrate culture or shake ... More >>
While 4/20 is celebrated by stoners worldwide, Coloradans do it better than anybody else. A day of unity and political activism where participants can spend their every waking moment consuming cannabis is hard to beat, holiday-wise. It bears repeating, however, that in addition to being ganja christ ... More >>
Features have a long history in hip-hop -- one that is now frequently used in other musical forms, as well. It can serve many purposes: A well-placed feature can present you to a whole new pocket of possible fans. It can also take advantage of another rapper's current popularity, or it can give the ... More >>
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>
Since hip-hop's genesis, beef has been as integral a driving force to the art as bravado. There's been some titanic tangles over the years, from Canibus facing off with LL Cool J to Jay-Z and Nas locking horns with one other, all of which have resulted in some relentless and incendiary rhymes being ... More >>
Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>
Last week, we took a look at the fifty worst rap lyrics of all time. Going 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 rap lyrics to f ... 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 >>
It's been a big year for marijuana in the state of Colorado, and for a few stoners who've been nice this year, it's about to get even better. Have pot lovers on your list and no idea what stocking stuffers they'd like? Forget the malls. Forget even SkyMall. We've lined up the top ten must-haves for ... More >>
Holy shit! Amendment 64 has passed. Hands up if you ever thought you'd live to see this day: Pot is now legal in Colorado. In case you've been somehow sequestered all night, the results are in, and let's just say our fine city's nickname, the Mile High City, has taken on a whole new meaning. Of cour ... More >>
HoodLamb is a vibrant hemp company that landed in Colorado when it decided to expand beyond Europe, where it was founded almost two decades ago. With this area's growing cannabis culture, as well as lively art and music scenes, Denver seemed the perfect place to infuse with both its product and proj ... More >>
Keith "Scramble" Campbell's studio moves around: sometimes it's at the Jazz Festival, sometimes at the Fox Theater and other times it's at Red Rocks Amphitheater. In fact, Campbell has painted at so many concerts that he has created a database-driven web site where you can look up one of his 2,255 p ... More >>
Tupac at Coachella. While there were plenty of memorable performances and an equal number of WTF moments at the first weekend of this year's Coachella, there's only one from last night that we guarantee everyone is talking about this morning, and It happened early this morning around 12:30 or so our ... 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 >>
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 >>
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
What's the best way to kick off a new film series called Mile High Movies? With stoner movies of course. The first installment has already come and gone with Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, but tonight at 8 p.m. at the Oriental Theater, you'll be able to play catch up while downing drinks and ... 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 >>
You don't want that to happen to youWhen a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>
'Tis the season for charity races and marathons! Time to get back into shape after a long, lazy winter. If you're running in this weekend's Colfax Marathon, you've probably already shed the layer of lard you accumulated since Thanksgiving and are looking lean and mean.(Yay you!) Or, perhaps, ... More >>
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 >>
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 there weren't any clear winners across the board at local stores for the week ending February 21, Sade's Soldier of Love did grab the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the second week in a row. Beach House's Teen Dream and Yeasayer's Odd Blood were also strong sell ... More >>
Vampire Weekend's Contra claimed the top spot at Twist & Shout last week.Although Spoon has dominated the local charts over the past few weeks, there were no clear winners across the board for the week ending February 7. New releases from Album Leaf and Lil Wayne -- his ill advised rock album ... More >>
Here's a wrap up of all the exciting stuff you missed this week while you were goggling in amazement at Metallica's insistence that a blogger take down his preview of their upcoming album, thus demonstrating the group's continued lack of anything resembling a clue when it come to these here internet ... More >>
June 10's KS-107.5 Summer Jam at Coors Amphitheatre was not for the linguistically sensitive. F-bombs went off more frequently than Iraq IEDs during the hip-hop festival, with headliner Snoop Dogg certainly holding up his end. The D-O-Double-G's most frequent call-and-response chant was "Hell mother ... More >>
Particle is constantly pushing the envelope in its quest for reinvention.
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Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School.
By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.
By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.
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For Silkk the Shocker and the No Limit Army, success is all in the family.
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.