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Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Turner Jackson, Mr. Midas, Kruza Kid and Young Doe

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We're back with another batch of fresh local hip-hop. We've got a new tune from Turner Jackson's new project Black Electric Love and a new cut from Mr. Midas's forthcoming project, Red Card and Green Bottles. Kruza Kid, meanwhile, channels his inner Doors, and Young Doe drops a powerful track dealing with the struggles of poverty and pain. Continue on to hear what's good.

See also: Find more homegrown hip-hop in our That's a Rap archives

Turner Jackson - "Figure It Out" Turner Jackson's new song is funky, stylish and electric. Staying true to the D.O.P.E. Game's mantra, the cut brings a burst of positive energy. The track starts with a pulsing bassline as Jackson leaves an uplifting message for a friend before rapping: "One time for trouble on ya mind/Trouble with ya mom/And trouble on ya job/More BS with ya BM/And trouble with ya child." The beat gets real snazzy with a groovy bassline before a seductive sax line glides in and eases into an even thicker bassline. Jackson, whom we'll be profiling in the coming weeks, really shines on this track.

Mr. Midas - "UFOs" In anticipation of his new project Red Cards Green Bottles Mr. Midas has dropped a new track titled "UFOs." The song, which recalls Faze-O's "Riding High," is an enticing listen in it's own right. Midas's delivery compliments the relaxed beat, and his rhyme patterns are well composed with witty euphemisms and double entendres. Mic Tee gives the chorus a contemporary sound that brings a high-class, late-night feel to the cut.

Kruza Kid - "Strange" Kruza is a producer that usually performs with an MPC or two on stage, and here, he crafts production with a blend of EDM sounds and hip-hop production, with some help from "People are Strange" by the Doors and a sample of Jay-Z rhyming about Colorado later on in the beat. This one's a real treat to listen to.

Young Doe - "Starving" On "Starving," Young Doe captures the vividness of the daily struggle on this somber yet defiant street anthem. The realistic anecdotes of his rhymes are compelling, as he describes the sociol-economic problems in the streets with lines like, "Momma had to sign herself for everything she could get us/Ever had a white woman come and sponsor you for Christmas?" Newcomer Waze drops a raspy last verse, adding a level of street appeal to an already strong track.




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