Joey Bada$$ has made a name for himself as one of hip-hop’s foremost freestyle rappers. He continued to add to that legacy of dope impromptu rap sessions during one of his recent shows, when he freestyled over a minimalistic drum beat and the chants of an enthusiastic crowd.
Bursting onto the pop scene recently with a slew of hot records and videos, the talented and beautiful Detroit native Farrah Mechael displays serious star power with her new single “That Way” featuring rapper Mackned. With the help of Grammy nominated producer Clarence Hutchinson AKA Don Parma, known for his work with Ro James, E40, and more, Farrah has achieved her most mature and refined performance to date. Farrah’s heartfelt vocals express the complex emotions of the lyrics throughout the song.
Future Funk collective Lettuce has been building a dedicated fanbase for the past few years doing headline shows and festivals around the country. On the heels of their 2017 release Witches Stew (a tribute to Miles Davis,) they are headed to Colorado for another round of Dead Rocks.
The legendary DJ Premier gave J.Cole’s 1985 the boom bap treatment with his fire ‘1966 Remix, which immaculately compliments the Cole’s vocals to the point it that it hardly sounds like a remix at all. Complete with signature Preemo cuts this is truly a treat for any 90’s heads and younger Cole fans alike!
Aussie drum god legend Matt McGuire just release amazing dum cover of Kendrick Lamar’s – HUMBLE. “I watched Kendrick Lamar perform Humble live in London which inspired me to make this video! Hope you enjoy.” – @mattmcguiredrums.
From Space to Forever…Behind a smoke cloud in the cut of the underground Saint Louis Scene is SJ Apollo. Gearing up for his EP, he drops single “Forever More” from upcoming projects “Space and Back”. Lyrical Savvy with a sharp cadence this song is a all around feel good vibe with a underdog to champion paradigm. Building his base with cross branding Music and Gaming SJ Apollo also goes By nick name SpaceAge Stilo (Steelo) and can be found on The Channel Of Flyness playing some of his favorite games on Twitch and YouTube gaming. The C.O.F is a platform for Gaming, music entertainment and just a all around kick it spot to enjoy conversation from people across the world.
Rising producer Tim Bell presents his newest single “In My Head,” a release that can only be described as ‘a perfect example of fine future house’. Tim’s latest endeavor, out on Glamorama Records, is an effervescent and dynamic track lead by a throbbing bass line that will have everybody dancing while grinning ear to ear. The track is ever changing, with addictive rhythms at its core, and powerful piano chords backing soulful vocal samples that build up to liberating drops, this is sure to be an anthem in clubs, cars, and dance parties all summer! Check it out here first!
On the heels of her 2017 debut album, I, which received widespread critical acclaim, R&B singer Niia continues to release new music and collaborations with the likes of Goldlink, Gallant, and many more popular artists. She’s currently on a national tour with electro/jazz singer Charlotte Cardin, and we were lucky enough to catch an intimate performance at Denver’s Globe Hall.
The duo known as H09909 (pronounced Horror) have been making waves for a while now with their unique brand of politically conscious, hardcore, punk-infused rap. Known for their theatrical, and aggressive performances, they’ve hit the road with acts like Show Me The Body, Faith No More, Ministry, and others. They are currently on tour with industrial band 3Teeth in support of their debut LP United States of Horror. We caught the Denver stop at the Marquis Theatre where they threw down a highly energized performance that had fans in an all out frenzy. Our friend Tylar Washington-Beechum captured the mayhem, check out the photos below.
Mike G, one of the original members from beloved hip hop group Odd Future, has surprised fans and stoners across the world with the 4/20 release of his new EP, Chase Clouds: a project that came together on its own, during a time where Mike was in an extended creative period. The project stems from the creative process he has been in while working on his debut album Stealth Fighter, a frequency that Mike says he’s appreciative to be operating at.
Last week, UK based production/DJ duo Stööki Sound took over The Black Box, one of Denver’s premier venues to catch up and coming electronic music. With their immaculate blend of genres ranging from Trap to Hip Hop, to UK bass, the London duo threw down an energetic set that had the crowd turned all the way up, even moshing at times. Our homie Willis Small aka @Shutterspit captured the eventful performance. Check it out!
Zve pronounced “Zee”is an new artist that knows how to write a catchy hook and make you believe in his songwriting abilities right away. His latest track “Bless” pulls you into the song from the very beginning. One of his lyrics in this song is “If I said it it, I’m goin get get it”, and honestly we believe him…he’s on the right track. We look forward to hearing more from Zve in the future. PS – This song made it into our cruisin’ playlist. Enjoy!
G-Eazy has risen from relative obscurity to super stardom in a short time and he shows no signs of stopping. The Bay Area rapper’s hit song “Him & I,” featuring Halsey has been on Billboard’s hot 100 for 12 weeks now, and it’s in heavy rotation at radio stations around the country. We caught the Denver stop of his The Beautiful & Damned Tour w/ Phora & Trippie Redd at 1st Bank Center, where the 28 year old MC performed to a packed house. Enjoying A1 stage production and G-Eazy’s signature crystal clear vocals, the crowd sang along to all the hits, and the young artist reminded everyone why he’s one of the most popular rappers out right now. Our boy Blake Jackson captured some of the magic, check it out!
Harlem MC Smoke Dza his become one of the leaders of the new school in the lyricism department. In his short but impressive career DZA has already worked with heavyweights like A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Mac Miller & more. He’s back now with “The Mood,” featuring fellow New York rapper Joey Bada$$, the first release off his upcoming album Not For Sale. Both DZA and Joey drop smooth verses on this feel good beat courtesy of up and coming Bronx producer 183rd. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar just delivered another insane performance! This time he made his appearance at the 2018 BRIT Awards. He played a version of “FEEL.” off DAMN. before performing his “New Freezer” collaboration alongside Rich The Kid. Kendrick stood on the top of a glass box while Rich The Kid destroyed a sports car inside. Kendrick took home the awards for Best International Male Solo artist.