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  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Dom Kennedy at Larimer Lounge, 12/03/12

    DOM KENNEDY @ LARIMER LOUNGE |12/03/12 Dom Kennedy hit the stage to a packed house at the Larimer Lounge last night, and, riding a wave of nostalgia, he urged, "If you're a '90's baby, put ya hands up." Rocking a fitted Dodgers hat and Stanford hoodie and backed by his OpM crew, Kennedy wooed the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    In honor of Amendment 64: Ten stoner anthems, overt hip-hop odes to Mary Jane

    Today's election marks a potentially monumental day for our state. With Amendment 64 on the ballot, Colorado is on the cusp of being the first state to regulate marijuana like alcohol. In honor of what could be a historic moment in the legislative annals of the Centennial State, we've compiled ten o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Ghostface at Summit Music Hall, 11/06/10

    Aaron ThackerayGhostface​ GHOSTFACE With Sheek Louch • Frank Dukes • Black Pegasus • Liquid Assassin 11.06.10 | Summit Music Hall Ghostface swooped through Denver over the weekend for a performance at Summit Music Hall with Sheek Louch, Black Pegasus and Liquid Assassin. The venue, wit ... 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

    May 2, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Side 3 Studios, Kanye West, Common, Rappers on Sean Bell verdict

    LOCALS ONLY When former Sony exec Adelio Lombardi moved back to Denver several years ago, he had a vision of launching a state-of-the-art recording studio in the metro area for local and national acts. Lombardi officially opened Side 3 Studios last year, and has already seen visits from Bow Wow, Om ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    The Rap-Up: Apostle, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mos Def, Beyonce

    In the fall of 2006, A.P.O.S.T.L.E. - aka Jeff Campbell -- left Denver for San Francisco with his crew, Heavyweight Dub Champion, with hopes of making a bigger splash outside the Mile High City. Fast forward to spring 2008, Apostle is no longer working with Heavyweight Dub Champion and released his ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Friday Rap-Up: Pimp C Dies, Spice 1 Shot, Lauryn Hill Still a Pain in the Ass

    For those of you discontent with the hip-hop scene, Ghostface Killah released an excellent album this week along with this accompanying video. Veteran rapper Pimp C dies in L.A. Rapper Pimp C, of the veteran and legendary Houston rap group UGK (Underground Kingz), was found dead in a Los Angeles ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    Ghostface

    The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam/Universal)

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    All Mixed Up

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

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

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