Joe Thunder on Lazy Sundays and the idea of local hip acts grinding until they can't be denied

Joe Thunder is not a DJ. Nor is he an MC. Just the same, he's a widely recognizable figure in the local hip-hop scene, and he's equally as well regarded as those who are making the music.

A tireless champion of Colorado hip-hop, Joe has been doing everything he can to help cultivate hip-hop culture and community locally, while at the same time creating exposure for the dudes he's down with like Jewell Tyme Music, Fresh Breath Committee, Colorado Casuals, as well as his friends in graf crews like True Kings Only, and everyone else living for, pulling for or otherwise just representing hip-hop in the Mile High City.

From keeping his Box State Music blog updated to putting out music by an array of artists such as B Blacc and Deca -- whose hotly anticipated Blacc & Deca Lost Tape was just released -- to producing a series of local-centric videos featuring all local artists (Mile High Madness and Lazy Sundays, respectively), Joe has his hands in a little bit of everything.

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Dave Herrera
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