Sunken State

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Babah Fly

    ​For the last 15 years, Matthew Kelly has been entrenched in the Colorado hip-hop scene. Although his stage name has changed over the years, Kelly, now known as Babah Fly, has been one of the most consistent artists in the scene. Whether it's as a solo artist or as part of groups like Bugaboo, Bab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 24, 2009

    ​As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Vinyl

    Brian Landis FolkinsFresh Breath Committee kicked things off at Vinyl. See more photos from Vinyl at Fresh Breath Committee, 12:00 p.m. The day started off nice and sunny and Club Vinyl's rooftop, but I was a bit late in catching the set from the Fresh Breath Committee. The ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Whygee, Naeem Oba offer taste of upcoming mixtape

    Whygee is on a pretty good streak as far as projects are concerned. He's still getting props from the Suicide Watch project with Sunken State and Kid Hum, his collection of rare and unreleased material in the Saga of Mr. Bitches with RocktheDub, and his appearances on a variety of other projects for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Denver greats pay tribute to hip-hop's greats at Get Down Wednesdays

    Gotta love Denver, man. At the risk of sounding like a homer, the creativity here is invigorating. It seems cats are constantly striving to come up with compelling ways to put on shows, Stand By Your Band at the hi-dive, Denver Does Denver and now Hip-Hop Bites Back, an idea whose time has truly com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    The Colorado Rap Report offers free hip-hop comp download

    For those skeptical about Colorado's hip-hop scene, the folks at the Colorado Rap Report blog have assembled some of the finest local acts on one compilation -- including the Pirate Signal, ManeLine, Ichiban, Whygee, Distrakt, Dent, Deca and 3 the Hardway, among others -- in an effort to showcase ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Whygee offers up another free project

    A New Jersey blogger named Khal recently heard about Colorado MC Whygee and the work he was doing with Sunken State, Kid Hum, and other Colorado hip-hop artists. Over the last month and a half or so, Khal got to know Whygee and found out that the rapper had some unreleased joints sitting around. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 02.25.09

    Really fun show last night. Rob Burleson -- drummer extraordianaire of Lion Sized, d.biddle, the Fire Drills and sometimes Eyes & Ears -- filled in for Andy who was off exploring pyramids in Egypt or trying to find a cure for the common cold or something this week. Tall shoes to fill there, boy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Whygee capitalizes on CMJ Chart placement

    In case you haven't heard by now, Whygee and Sunken State's excellent Suicide Watch EP debuted on the College Music Journal hip-hop chart last week at number 30. The duo released the record back in December for free download, and it looks like it's paying off, especially for Whygee.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Rap-Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for free EP

    There's always an interest when like-minded solo artists come together to collaborate on a project. So when Colorado emcees Whygee and Sunken State announced they were releasing a seven-song EP called Suicide Watch, those who follow the local scene were excited to hear the results. To add to the exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 10 edition

    It's beginning to feel a lot like blog roundup time. Today in Backbeat Online: • Twelve things every Wu-Tang Clan fan should own. • Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of me. • An extremely entertaining Q&A with Ryan Hendrix of Colourmusic. • Rap Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for a free EP. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: ManeLine, Hip-Hop Stars React to Obama win, Shakir Stewart Suicide, Mos Def

    LOCALS ONLY Since releasing their debut album, Til Then... last year, ManeLine, which consists of Mane Rok, InkLine and DeeJay Tense, have been on a tear locally doing show after show and even helping get monthly local hip-hop nights going at Herb’s Hideout (Everybody Eats) and the Marquis Theate ... More >>