H*Wood and Kid Vegas are two brothers working hard to build their brands in hip-hop

Collin and Brandon Bordeaux have been making music together since they were kids. The two brothers, better known in local hip-hop circles as H*Wood and Kid Vegas, act as each other's business partners, musical critics, marketing team and confidants. The former, who has returned home after four years in Los Angeles, is dropping his new album First Light today. It's the first release for the Denver native since leaving Dark Child Records, the imprint run by former manager Rodney Jerkins. From the sounds of the genre-bending tracks on the album, which infuse EDM with soul and hip-hop, he's clearly grown since the days of "Could It Be You (Punk Rock Chick)."

See also: - Tonight: H*Wood First Light album release at the Summit, 11/23/12 - The weekend's ten best concerts: 11/23-11/25 - Meet H*Wood, creator of the earworm that is "Could It Be You (Punk Rock Chick)"

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Antonio Valenzuela