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The Sugarhill Gang

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    The Three Owners of Cold Crush Have Big Plans for the Future

    On a recent Wednesday evening at Cold Crush, a customer sits on a high bar stool, eating a shrimp po' boy. The bar is half filled with twenty- and thirty-somethings, talking and sipping cocktails. Original art hangs on the red-brick walls. There are about twenty people in the building, but it's only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Hip-Hop Did Not Start the Way You Think it Did

    To hear most people tell it, the history of rap goes like this: MCs were originally rapping primarily to showcase their DJs. That is, until Sugar Hill Gang put out "Rapper's Delight" in 1979. It was the second rap record of all time and an enormous hit, proving there was a market for rapping on wax. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Ten best hip-hop Christmas songs

    For as many ill conceived hip-hop Christmas cuts that have been produced over the years, there have been as least as many that were great. While they're not all necessarily fun, feel good songs meant to get you in the spirit of the season, and some deal directly with the ills of the holiday or criti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Air Dubai at Ogden Theatre, 12/15/12

    AIR DUBAI @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/15/12 Within minutes of Air Dubai taking the stage at the Ogden this past Saturday, it became apparent that this Colorado band is beloved by its familiar fans. Maybe it was because some of them used to live down the street, or maybe it was excitement at news that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    MC Lyte questions the current state of hip-hop

    Last night at Auraria, MC Lyte shared her views on the current state of hip-hop, a broad range of topics ranging from the diminishing role of females to the dwindling voice of hip-hop overall and its lackluster effectiveness to her personal triumphs and downfalls. With style and grace, she left many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    What's the first music you bought with your own money?

    Can you guess which member of Team Backbeat bought this record?​Do you remember the first album you bought with your own money? Of course you do! It's like the first person you kissed or the first one who broke your heart -- it's a monumental, life-changing moment in your life that's unforgett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Scott Ian of Anthrax on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who, VH1 and interviewing Ozzy

    Scott Ian of Anthrax​Anthrax (due Wednesday, October 19, at Summit Music Hall) is one of the Big Four thrash bands from the '80s and the only one originally based on the East Coast. More than most metal bands, Anthrax seemed willing to smile and display a wicked yet playful sense of humor -- e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Anthology of Rap co-editor Adam Bradley on his background and compiling the book

    ​Making connections between Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Wonder Mike isn't such a stretch for Adam Bradley. As one of the editors of The Anthology of Rap, a newly released collection from Yale University Press, as well as the author of 2009's Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop, Bradley has ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Q Blues and Jazz Lounge

    An oasis of cool in Cherry Creek.

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    On the Download

    The best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Sugar Hill Gang

    Thursday September 6, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Home Entertainment

    June 22, 2006
  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Aural Pleasure

    The talented tongue of Atmosphere goes to work.

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005
  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Old at Heart

    Mainstream news offers little to the under-thirty crowd.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Swan Song

    By refusing to follow the flock, Ugly Duckling has emerged as a wholly individual hip-hop creature.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    And You Don't Stop

    These student DJs are hip-hop professors.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    A Weasel No More

    Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Getting Big

    Ex-Denver DJ Big Jon Platt on how to succeed in business by really, really trying.

  • Music

    October 15, 1998
  • Music

    October 9, 1997
  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop.

  • Music

    September 11, 1997
  • Music

    July 19, 1995

    NATURE'S WAY

    THE ONLY THINGS NAUGHTY BY NATURE SHOOTS UP ARE HIP-HOP STEREOTYPES.

  • Calendar

    April 26, 1995
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