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The Game (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Richie Rich, Monte Burns, F.Lawless and Tommy Brown

    Back again with more fresh Colorado grown hip-hop. This week's batch features a hustle anthem from Richie Rich, and Monte Burns showing his versatility. F.Lawless, meanwhile, drops a new video from his solo debut, Limbo, and Tommy Brown shows off his ink and moolah. Continue on to see what's good. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    The ten best all-star remixes in rap

    In music, the term "remix" can mean a lot of different things, even in rap. But one of the most celebrated traditions in the rap industry is collecting verses from the hottest names in the game for a second go-around on a tried-and-true instrumental. On the one hand, you can wind up with a collectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    The ten best storytellers in hip-hop

    The art of storytelling has existed since before recorded history, so it's somewhat surprising that the practice didn't take off in hip-hop, an originally oral tradition, until the late '80s. Since rappers discovered just how captivating a well-told story could be, the storytelling track has become ... More >>

  • Film

    January 17, 2013
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    October 19, 2012

    Hopsin at Cervantes', 10/18/12

    HOPSIN @ CERVANTES' MASTERPIECE BALLROOM | 10/18/12 If there was a reoccurring theme last night at Cervantes', it was a pronounced disdain for the recording industry. Spitting in the eye of the industry with bravado, with each artist on the Funk Volume Tour boasting about their independent status, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Gotye, Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, Matisyahu and Justin Bieber lead this week's shows

    While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012
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    November 21, 2011

    Review: Sting at the Wells Fargo Theatre, 11/20/11

    STING at WELLS FARGO THEATRE | 11/20/11Sting's list of endearing anecdotes is almost as long as his lineup of inexplicably bizarre ones -- which, in turn, is almost as big as his ego. The former Police frontman and pouty-lipped crooner remains fearless in the face of a staid solo career (heavy on Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Review: Game at the Ogden Theatre, 11/3/11

    Eric GruneisenGame at the Ogden last night​GAME at THE OGDEN THEATRE | 11/3/11Last night at the Ogden, Game had so many fans draped in red on stage with him, it began to look more like the red sea, rather than a band of hip-hop hooligans representing for their favorite MC. A few things are sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    The Game on touring and connecting with fans

    ​Known almost as much for controversy as he is for his husky vocals, The Game (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre with Menace, Juice, and BLKHRTS) came onto the scene with a lot to say and even more to prove. The L.A. native has an unflinching loyalty to the West Coast, and he brings an intensit ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011
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    September 30, 2011

    Good Friday: the Swayback, Electric Six, Wolves in the Throne, Dick Dale Room and more

    Larimer Lounge Presents: Don't Get Shot!​True to form, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend in Denver. And as always, there's tons of variety to choose from. On Friday, the Swayback is playing a free gig at the Larimer, while Electric Six hits up the Bluebird, Wolves in the Throne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Kelly Clarkson returns, Katy Perry loses top spot and more: A full breakdown of this week's charts

    "Mr. Know It All" is no "Since U Been Gone," but it will sell quite well.​Kelly Clarkson is back. Again. After disappearing from the pop-music scene following her massive hit album Breakaway, then returning with the Clive Davis-hated project My December, then returning again with "My Life Woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Green Lantern comes out today; but here's what other colored Lantern movies might look like

    ​Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, the world's leading collector of failed superhero franchise leads, opens today. Reynolds plays Hal Jordon, a fearless test pilot who's chosen to become part of an intergalactic peacekeeping force called the Green Lanterns. They use their power rings to h ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011
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    January 14, 2011

    Top 5 rapper face tattoos

    ​Gucci Mane went straight from the psych ward to the tattoo parlor and came away with the confusing mess you see to the right. Lots of people have suggested this is a clear indication he got out a bit too soon, but does this really seem like exceptionally, uncontrollably rash behavior? He may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    On sale this weekend: A Day to Remember, Circle Jerks and Yanni

    ​A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon are co-headlining The Game Changers Tour, slated to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 27. We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil are also on the bill. Tickets ($35.25) go on sale this Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Last night: Call of Duty: Black Ops midnight release

    ​There have been rumors on the Internet the last few days saying that Call of Duty: Black Ops might be the biggest launch in video-game history -- which is actually saying quite a bit, considering people were saying the exact same thing last year about another game in the series, Call of Duty: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Further, Band of Horses, Uproar Festival shows announced

    ​Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's group Further, who helped kick off things at the 1stBank Center in March, return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. The two Grateful Dead members will be joined by RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Benovento-Russo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    The Pirate Signal, Boon Doc, to compete in Red Bull producer battle

    If you're available tonight around 8 p.m., Beta Nightclub (1909 Blake St) will be hosting the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle, a hip-hop producer head-to-head competition. The event, which is a premier national hip-hop event, will be hosted by well-renowned rapper/producers Exile and Black Milk.Twelve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Q&A with The Game

    Much has been written about the Game's dysfunctional past. He grew up in a Santana Blocc Crip neighborhood in Compton, and his mother was affiliated with the Crips. After his sister accused his father of sexually molesting her, the family was split up, and Game spent time in foster homes. After he r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Music

    March 5, 2009
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    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 18, 2008

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 12.17.08

    Man, what an unbelievably fun show we had last night on 101.5 FM. Eryc Eyl, Tom Murphy and A.H. Goldstein joined me in the studio for the first of a two part Moovers & Shakers special edition of the show. Over the course of two hours, as we discussed and played some of our favorite music from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Infinite Mindz, Jermaine Dupri, Daz, Kanye West, the Game, Bow Wow

    LOCALS ONLY For the last year and a half, Infinite Mindz has been on a tear locally. Since the release of its debut album, Monkey Rebellion Musik, last year, the group has been in demand for shows, as well as being nominated in the Best Hip-Hop Group category at this year’s Westword Music Showcas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Nyke Nitti, Dr. Dre, The Game, DMX

    Nyke Nitti gets in where he fits in. LOCALS ONLY Nyke Nitti (formerly Nyke Loc) has been putting in work in the local scene for over a decade. His biggest project came around 2000, with the release of Mob Life on his Str8 Check’n imprint. The album scored a solid distribution deal to more than ... 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

    February 15, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Apostle, Lil Wayne, The Game, Prodigy

    Locals Only: It’s been about a year since former executive director of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, Apostle, aka Jeff Campbell, left Colorado to focus solely on his music career with his group Heavyweight Dub Champions. But the impact the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition had in the late '90’s and e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Q&A With Lupe Fiasco

    The January 17 Westword profile of Lupe Fiasco was based on a wide-ranging conversation – and the following Q&A preserves every word. The man born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco begins by discussing the three characters he created for his latest CD, The Cool, noting along the way that they represent pieces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Best of Denver Winners from 1996

    In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Best of Westword Winners From 1988

    In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    The Game

    Doctor¹s Advocate
    Geffen

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Deep Doo-doo

    The only thing this heist movie steals is your time and money.

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nationalistic 2005

    The rest of the planet generated some good CDs this year, too.

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Guru

    Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures (7 Grand Records)

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Ciara

    Saturday, June 11, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    The Game

    Sunday, April 17, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette

    The Out-of-Towners (ECM) Land of the Sun (Verve)

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003
  • Film

    March 28, 2002

    Slight Club

    Stuck in the Panic Room, David Fincher takes us to a most familiar place.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Reeling in the Year

    From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    The ABBA Experiment

    Twenty-five years later, Sweden's still getting its revenge.

  • Calendar

    August 6, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 6 - 12, 1998

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