Tag Archive for hip-hop

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Kamasi Washington. Boulder Theater. 09.24.15

Kamasi Washington. Boulder Theater. 09.24.15 There’s a scene in the film Playing by Heart where Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe are sitting in a jazz club discussing life over a gin martini. Phillippe is portraying a sober club kid with a wounded soul, while Jolie is cast as the confident, self-assured vixen who is really a softie at heart. While… Read more →

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Riot Fest Denver 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Riot Fest Denver 2015 My Festival Experience: 3 Days / 2 Nights 16 Hours 26 Bands Top 10 Moments: Iggy Pop – agelessly following “The Passenger” with “Lust for Life”. Ice Cube – performing N.W.A material with MC Ren and DJ Yella. System of a Down – dropping “Aerials” and “B.Y.O.B.” on a massive crowd. The Dead Milkmen – performing “Punk Rock… Read more →

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Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15

Death Grips. Ogden Theatre. 06.24.15 “I’ve got the powers that B, running through me!” A shirtless MC Ride was marking his territory on the large, spacious stage in front of a violently enthusiastic audience. Zach Hill, also shirtless, was doing his best Animal impression behind the drum kit. Andy Morin (aka Flatlander) was stoically standing behind his station, while his… Read more →

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Run The Jewels. Gothic Theatre. 11.18.14

Rap music is about two things, lyrics and beats. Take either away and you’ve got poetry slam or bass music, neither of which I’m very fond of. So it’s a testament to El-P’s production that last night’s show worked despite the sound problems. Killer Mike and El-P are both hip-hop powerhouses in their own right, but when they team up… Read more →

Drake vs. Lil Wayne. Red Rocks. 09.10.14

When the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour was announced, I figured it was just another clever marketing ploy. These Young Money artists share a label and a fan base, but I doubt anyone saw that announcement and didn’t immediately pick a favorite. Lil Wayne has been in the game a lot longer than Drake, so he’s got time on his… Read more →