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T.I. (Rapper)

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    October 23, 2013

    From UGK to Chief Keef: A look at the history of trap in rap and its subsequent influence on drill

    What is trap music? According to T.I., on the title track of his genre-defining Trap Muzik, it ain't no album, and it ain't no game. Indeed, the origins of trap go beyond music -- beyond even the Atlanta corners where drugs are dealt and rubberbands are filled -- into the houses where crack cocaine ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Here's what boxer Mike Alvarado is listening to

    Tomorrow night at 1STBANK Center, Mike Alvarado will battle Ruslan Provodnikov in a junior welterweight title bout that will broadcast live on HBO (7:45 p.m.). The hometown hero, a two-time Skyview High School wrestling champion straight out of Thornton, is an intimidating warrior. If you've seen hi ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The ten best mixtape rappers of all time

    Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    MY BLOODY VALENTINE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 8/19/13 Few bands of the past two decades have had as profound an influence on as wide a spectrum of artists as My Bloody Valentine. Not only did the landmark 1991 album Loveless have a massive impact on the group's peers at the time, but it has since influ ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    BurntMD

    The Green Invasion
    GTD Entertainment

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    August 1, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in August

    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 >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Dance teacher Lysiane Ayite on her Parisian style

    Summer continues to scorch, and so does Denver women's wear. This week, we spotted Lysiane Ayite, a dance teacher and Aveda student, wearing unique accessories with an all-black ensemble. Keep reading to learn about who her style icons are, where she shops, and what her 2013 jam is. See also: -Wome ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Ten rap features that stole the show

    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 >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in July

    MAC MILLER @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 6/22/13 Following in the footsteps of fellow Pittsburgh native and Taylor Allderdice graduate Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller is well known for making feel-good music. His breakout mixtape K.I.D.S. (Kickin' Incredibly Dope Shit), an homage to the notably dark Larry Clark fi ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Chris Karns (formerly DJ Vajra), Lil Bad, Pries and J Dubb

    Another week, another fresh batch of Colorado hip-hop. We've got a brand new mix from Chris Karns, who is retiring his DJ Vajra moniker. We've also got a new single from Pries, along with fresh cuts from Lil Bad and AP and J Dubb. Continue on to see what's good this week in local hip-hop. See also: ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    The ten greatest southern rappers of all time

    It took a long time for the south to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop scene, and it still has a ways to go to be held in the same regard as the East and West Coasts, but with the emergence of a new breed of countrified rappers such as Big K.R.I.T., Future, Yelawolf and 2 Chainz (and ev ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    New shows: SnowBall Music Festival adds STS9 and other acts, the Pharcyde at Fox and more

    New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    T.I. at 1STBANK Center, 12/15/12

    T.I. / KS-107.5 JINGLE JAM @ 1STBANK CENTER | 12/15/12 After a bit of a wait, the lights dimmed. Screams of delight filled the 1STBANK Center, fighting for preeminence in a veritable bass-made earthquake. A booming, overpowering voice delivered a fiery sermon as the man of the evening finally took ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 14-16

    It feels like we say this every week, and we probably do, but we're continually astounded by how good we have it here music wise. If you haven't noticed, this time of year, the number of touring acts decreases dramatically, generally in line with the music industry itself, which pretty much slows to ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Win tickets to see T.I. at 1STBANK on Saturday

    Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, T.I.'s brand new album doesn't hit until Tuesday, but there's a solid chance you'll get to hear at least part of the record, including "Hello," the new cut featuring Cee Lo that just dropped, at 1STBANK Center when T.I. headlines KS 107.5's Jingle Jam with Lupe Fiasco ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit at 1STBANK, the Walkmen at the Ogden Theatre

    As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    What's in your bag? Measuring tape, a sketchbook, and more!

    More often than not, people who design fashion or work in clothing stores see the act of getting dressed as an art form, and they dress with passion. We stumbled upon one of those gifted people, Olivia Mclean, this week. Mclean manages the Buffalo Exchange boutique on 13th Avenue while designing her ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 26, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review and video: 420 Wellness on Alameda

    I tried with 420 Wellness. I really did. I had heard good things about some of the shop's strains -- and one of them took second place at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup last weekend. But in the end, my experience with the shop went up in flames along with the un-purged butane hash I bought ther ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Air Dubai, T.I., Ebbets Field comp top local sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​Air Dubai's Wonder Age knocked Elephant Revival's Break in the Clouds out of the top slot at Albums on the Hill, while both T.I. and the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp moved back into the top slots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending January 16. See the full breakd ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    T.I., Whiskey Blanket, Ebbets Field comp, Sufjan Stevens top local sellers

    ​After being on top at Albums on the Hill for a month, Nederland's Elephant Revival has vanished from the top ten. Whiskey Blanket now holds the top spot with its latest effort, No Object. Elsewhere, the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp is back on top at Twist and Shot., T.I.'s number one at I ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Nicki Minaj, Elephant Revival, Mumford & Sons top sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​For the fourth week in a row, Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, while Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday knocked T.I. from the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 26. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    10 weirdest music news stories of 2010

    ​2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Top Ten musical jailbirds: In honor of Lil Wayne and T.I. and their respective prison stints

    ​Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne was released from New York's Rikers Island after serving eight months of a one-year sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. Fellow Southern rapper T.I., meanwhile, went back to jail on Monday after a federal judge in Atlanta revoked his probation follow ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Five lyrics T.I. may have spit to convince suicidal man to step back from the ledge

    In a audacious move yesterday, T.I. intervened and helped convince a suicidal man from leaping off a 22-story building in Atlanta that houses radio station V103. The, rapper also known as Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., reportedly caught wind of the situation on the radio and phoned in to offer his h ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Frank E to contribute a track on the new Chris Brown album

    ​DJ Frank E's ascent continues. With a string of singles already under his belt, including tracks for Flo Rida, Plies, Justin Bieber, T.I. and Gym Class Heroes, it looks like the burgeoning homegown hitmaker is going to have a track on the Chris Brown's forthcoming album. In an exclusive inter ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Beside Rick Ross and Big Boi, we're all listening to completely different stuff 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 >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Big Boi, the Roots, Rick Ross, FOE & Whygee dominate our playlists this week

    Jason StoffBig Boi, shown here at this past weekend's Pitchfork Festival, dominated our playlists.​ 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, ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​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 >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Did Big Boi reveal the first five singles off Sir Lucious Left Foot?

    Last night, Big Boi and his new label Def Jam hosted a listening party for the long-awaited Sir Luscious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty. The main purpose of the party was to officially release the album's first single, "Shutterbugg," which, as you can hear above, is pretty great. But in the half-ho ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Top five TV themes ripe for mashup

    Have you heard "Office Musik" yet? It's Clockwork mashing Lil' Wayne's "Hustler Musik" with the theme from The Office. It's good. So good that we listened to it about fifteen times yesterday. So good that it was Hype Machine's number one track at the same time that Entertainment Weekly wrote it up ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Frank E pens songs for Madonna

    ​How does one go from affable, unassuming club DJ to one of the hottest, most in-demand producers in the game in just under a year and half? Beats us. We're pretty sure, however, that Frank E can tell you a thing or about that sort of thing. After crafting hits for Flo-Rida, T.I. and Plies, homebo ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Broncos' free Invesco practice: Not exactly passing grades

    Great idea for the Broncos to stage a free practice session at Invesco Field last night. Problem is, the event gave many more folks than those who visit training camp at Dove Valley -- more than 13,000, reportedly -- an opportunity to see just how unimpressive quarterback Kyle Orton looks thus fa ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    Murs

    Friday, May 29, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 21, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Green Day and more

    Green Day 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise Records) The five years since the release of American Idiot, an album so strong that most critics didn't believe the Green Day crew had it in them, have only added to the burden of expectations for 21st Century Breakdown, as Billie Joe Armstrong and pals ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    T.I. grabs top spot at Independent Records

    Rapper T.I.'s Grammy-nominated album Paper Trail knocked Bobby Valentino off the number one spot on Independent Records top seller list for the week ending February 22. The Fray moved up to the number two spot from number four, while Lil Wayne and Ludacris still remain in the top ten. See the full b ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Ka ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    T.I.

    Atlantic

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    October 3, 2008
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    June 6, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    Roc-A-Fellas

    Are today’s rappers ballin’ as hard as they claim?

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    August 23, 2007

    T.I.

    Wednesday, August 29, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    May 17, 2007

    Slim 7

    Giving back in a big way.

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    February 17, 2005

    Club Scout

    NBA All-Star Weekend

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    November 25, 2004

    Destiny's Child

    Destiny Fulfilled (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

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    May 20, 2004

    T.I.

    Trap Muzik (Atlantic)

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