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The Procussions

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Prime Element is a hip-hop act that's more concerned with being timeless than relevant

    Prime Element began as 3 the Hardway, three hip-hop heads -- an MC, a producer and a DJ -- devoted to celebrating a culture they love through positivity, hard work and great music. Their name has obviously since changed, as has their label affiliation since Set in Stone, their last release, but what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New Denver shows: String Cheese Incident, Blizten Trapper, Buddy Guy, on sale this week

    String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: String Cheese Incident, Chris Daniels, Mayhem and more

    See Also: Chris Daniels is back after a harrowing battle with illness Q&A with Slipknot's Clown Q&A with Julie Libassi of the Raven & the Writing Desk Q&A with JT Nolan of Beats Noir! Q&A with Zoe Jakes and David Satori of Beats Antique Welcome to the weekend! A parade of longtime local favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Spoke In Wordz on his new album and mixtape and the lack of respect for hip-hop legends

    ​ Spoke In Wordz is a rapper with a background rooted in the structure of poetry. His flow is notably diverse. Like one of his major inspirations, Guru, Spoke uses a velvety voice to deliver his lyrics, but he also spits in Spanish, lightning-fast, with a tone used to provoke thought on such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Moving Pictures: "Holding On" by Mr. J Medeiros

    If you've slept on Mr.J Medeiros, it's time to wake up and go grab a late pass. After cutting his teeth in the Procussions, the MC has emerged as a gallant talent in his own right. He first grabbed our attention a few years ago with the touching and superb "Constance," which centers on a haunti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Vajra

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Q&A with Flawless of Fresh Breath Committee

    ​Back in 2008, we named Boostwell Crew the best hip-hop crew in Denver. Headed by SP Double, the crew consisted of local emcees and producers, Flawless, Fo Chief, ManDaMyth, Catch Lungs, EMB, Purpose, Procise, Kontrast and a few others. Shortly after the recognition, a number of members left the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Kid Hum charts on CMJ

    screenshot (click to enlarge) straight jacked from Ralphie Another Colorado hip-hop artist has charted on CMJ's hip-hop chart. Massive props go out to Kid Hum, who checks in this week at number eighteen, just one spot being J Dilla, with his latest effort Offshore Drilling. Certainly a good look for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    'Catch the Buzz 3' Mixtape features Spoke-In-Wordz, Playalitical, DJ Chonz

    Just in time for the Westword Music Showcase, Spoke-In-Wordz and his folks put the finishing touches on his newest mixtape Catch the Buzz 3. The mix is a collection of freestyles, collaborations and unreleased material from the last few years. Mixed entirely by DJ Chonz, Spoke-In-Wordz and Playaliti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Procussions' Mr. J Medeiros returns to Colorado for EP release

    Although the future of the Procussions is up in the air, founder Mr. J Medeiros is continually working hard on new music out in Los Angeles. He's currently working on his new album, Friends, Enemies, Apples, Apples, which is scheduled to drop sometime this summer. But in the meantime it appears he h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Rap-Up: The Procussions still have a solid live show

    The Procussions originally started out with a handful of members; eventually, the crew was pared to a trio, then a duo. The group called it quits earlier this year -- but over the summer, the Procussions announced that they were going to do at least one more album together. Or at least after Mr. J a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 1 edition

    New blogs for a new month. Today in Backbeat Online: • Live reviews of Will Swindler's Elevenet (pictured) at Dazzle, plus Boyz II Men at the Ogden Theatre, Wetlands, Monofog and more at the Larimer Lounge, Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk and friends at Rhinocerpolis, and Yeasayer at the Bluebird The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Ichiban charts on CMJ

    Looks like big ups are due to Ichiban, whose latest platter, Psycle Analysis, checked in this week at #39 on CMJ's Top 40 hip-hop chart. That feat puts the rapper, who took home honors in the Hip-Hop MC category at this year's Westword Music Showcase, in damn fine company. The last Colorado artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007
  • Music

    June 14, 2007
  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Mr. J Medeiros

    Of Gods and Girls
    Self-released

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Class of 2007

    A half-dozen acts that we think will catch fire this year.

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Moovers and Shakers 2006

    Backbeat writers sound off on the best local releases of 2006.

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    California Dreaming

    Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    The Procussions

    5 Sparrows for 2 Cents (Rawkus Records/Basementalism)

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    In the Process

    A pair of Springs-bred MCs get their Deux.

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Alter Call

    This Apostle's work here is almost done.

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    The Procussions

    Up All Night (Miclife Recordings)

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Low Budget Soul makes local hip-hop sound like a million bucks.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Westword Music Showcase 2004

    Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

  • Music

    June 3, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Corruption's new CD displays metal moxie of the best kind.

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    The Ground Zero Movement

    Future I.D. (Response Records)

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Turning Pro

    The Procussions take their homegrown hip-hop to the West Coast.

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003
  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    All Mixed Up

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

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Hit Pick

    The Procussions

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Four elements make one movement.

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Backwash

    The last gulp.

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Backwash

    Whats a little competition between friends? Local turntablists get ready to battle it out in Boulder.

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Hit Pick

    Something Ill: A Hip-Hop Odyssey

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    And You Don't Stop

    These student DJs are hip-hop professors.

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