Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    The Weekend Show Down: Titwrench twists the whole weekend

    ​There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top five spins for the week of May 11, 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 al ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    The X-ecutioners

    Friday, March 13, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Sunday, March 15, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772.

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    August 21, 2008
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    May 29, 2008

    The Roots

    Monday, June 2, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    March 6, 2008


    The best in legitimate, artist-approved downloads.

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    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the year’s national bests.

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    October 12, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    June 29, 2006


    The Coup makes up for lost time on its latest disc.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Get Up, Stand Up

    Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.

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    October 27, 2005

    Duce Stabs

    I'm Sooo Screwed (Illuminated Records)

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    July 29, 2004

    The Roots

    The Tipping Point (Geffen Records)

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    July 18, 2002

    He's Got the Beat

    Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    Peoples Get Ready

    As part of underground hip-hop's newest dream team, Dilated Peoples are at the top of their game.

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    April 20, 2000


    Like Water for Chocolate

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    November 13, 1997
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    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.