Khiry – Black Ken

Brooklyn songwriter and vocalist Khiry makes an impressive debut with the single “Black Ken.” Khiry’s silky voice dances along a beautifully dreary soundscape, playfully yet sensually reminiscing on a past love left unresolved. This entirely unique and original record captures the melancholic hopefulness of an undefined relationship that so many of us have experienced. “Black Ken” transcends genre with an experimental blend of neo-soul, psychedellic rock, RnB, and electronic sounds, courtesy of producer Nico Tower. We’ll be looking out to see what else Khiry is working on! Spoiler alert, there’s a crazy drop near the end, wait for it.

Photos: Isaiah Rashad LIVE at the Fillmore in Denver

TDE’s Isaiah Rashad took the stage for his highly anticipated Cilvia Demo 10 Year Anniversary Tour, delivering a verteran performance. The moment Rashad took the stage, the Fillmore crowd was going crazy, and the energy sustained throughout his set that highlighted his extensive catalog.

Rashad kicked off the night with tracks from his celebrated mixtape “Cilvia Demo.” Songs like “Heavenly Father” and “Soliloquy” resonated strongly, drawing the audience into Rashad’s world of introspection and cinematic imagery. He closed out the night with fan favorites like “Free Lunch,” and “Shot You Down.”

The performance showcased Rashad’s talent as a rapper and storyteller, leaving an indelible impression on all who attended. With his thought-provoking lyrics and captivating stage presence, Rashad proved once again why he’s considered one of hip-hop’s most compelling voices. Our friend Armando Geneyro captured the show, check out the photos below!

Preview: A Hundred Drums to Headline the Ogden Theater in Denver January 13th

Get ready for a sonic journey as A Hundred Drums takes the stage in Denver, CO, at the Ogden Theater on January 13th. Renowned for her genre-defying blend of electronic beats, tribal rhythms, and ethereal melodies, A Hundred Drums promises an unforgettable night of immersive soundscapes. We’ve been rocking with her for years now, and the growth is undeniable. We’re looking forward to catching her headlining performance alongside openers Atyya, Zen Selekta and more, next week in Denver.

Known for her high-energy performances and connection with the audience, attendees can expect a night of pulsating basslines, intricate percussion, and mind-bending visuals. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to A Hundred Drums’ sonic universe, this concert promises to be a transcendent experience that pushes the boundaries of electronic music. Check out her latest EP Body & Soul below, and secure your tickets now to be part of what’s sure to be an unforgettable night!

We Slept Hard on Victoria Monét

press image of Victoria Monet

Victoria Monét’s latest triumph, Jaguar II, dropped this summer but we could not let this solar year turn over without lauding the virtues of this gem. A solid listen top to tail, this album gives flavors of candle-lit Neo Soul, Dub Reggae, Alt R&B, and even a few moments of fusion. A particularly juicy moment in this album is Party Girls, featuring Buju Banton. The track has a few distinct movements, each more bumpin than the next. Viral sensation “On My Mama” has produced dance challenges and various cultural memes. As you find yourself in coming moments of winter stillness, curl up with this big cat.

Photos: The Pharcyde & Masta Ace at Cervantes

If you’re a classic hip hop head and you weren’t at this show, you missed out on an amazing combination of East Coast and West Coast heavyweights! Denver’s Stay Tuned set things off with a hard hitting set, followed by Def I who took things up another notch. As the house started to fill out, Brooklyn’s legendary MC Masta Ace took the stage with veteran prowess. Performing tracks from various parts of his lengthy career, he reminded fans why he’s one of the most respected rappers in the game. He ran through all of his classics including “Sittin’ on Chrome,” “Beautiful,” and had fans participating in a tribute to his late, great mentor Biz Markie before closing out his strong set.

Interview With DJ Youngsta: Dubstep, Cannabis & More

Dubstep as a genre has become an international phenomenon, filling massive venues and birthing the careers of countless DJ’s and producers worldwide, but like any genre, it has is humble origins. In the case of Dubstep those origins are in dark clubs and on late night radio waves in the incomparable city of London. When delving into the history of this music, a few names will continue to surface, one of those is Dan Lockhart, better known to the world as DJ Youngsta. The famed DJ got his start early, before his teenage years, finessing his way into club sets and performing on borrowed radio frequencies helping to create an underground culture that would go on to take the world by storm starting in the early 2000’s.

Two Nights of Larry June At Summit Denver

The Bay’s Larry June has been in the game for a minute, but in recent years he’s had exponential success and and built what can’t be described as anything other than a cult following. After a series of airtight releases, he’s back on the road for his biggest headline tour yet, Larry’s Market Run, with dozens of dates across the United States and Canada, and a European leg in the works. Larry blessed his massive Denver fanbase with two back to back shows at Summit Denver in the heart of downtown, and we were lucky enough to catch both performances.

GZA performs Liquid Swords Album with Full Band at Sold Out Cervantes in Denver

28 years after the release of his acclaimed solo album Liquid Swords, Wu Tang Clan’s GZA is as relevant as ever. He recently embarked on a US tour celebrating his classic album, which included a stop at Denver’s legendary Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Despite being a Monday night, the show was completely sold out, packed from wall to wall with OG fans and new heads alike. The sole opener, Nature Boi, brought an energetic and polished set, properly prepping the amped crowd for The Genius with a short but impactful performance.

420 On The Rocks Ft. Wiz Khalifa, Joey Badass, Action Bronson & more

It wouldn’t be a proper 420 weekend in Denver without a trip the world’s greatest venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater, especially when the lineup is stacked with weed icons including headliner Wiz Khalifa, as well as Action Bronson and Berner. NY emcees Joey Badass and Marlon Craft rounded out the lineup with serious lyricism. Needless to say, the weed was thick in the air. Despite security’s best efforts, there was thousands of joints and blunts in rotation at any given time. People were generously handing out smoke like candy in true Colorado fashion, and the vibe was top tier at this year’s 420 On The Rocks.

Chicago Rapper Leo W3st is turning heads with his new album “Just HML” Ft. Mick Jenkins and more

Artist Leo W3st from Chicago’s West Side, alongside producer DommOrElse, recently released his latest project Just HML, featuring a number of talented artists including Mick Jenkins and Jack Social. Leo W3st is making an impact on the independent hip-hop scene with his music, which is both nostalgic and innovative, rhythmic, lyrical, and melodic. The distinctive Just HML features 16 unique tracks, with refreshing beats and sticky hooks throughout. It’s perfect for a cruise around the city. The album is a testament to Leo W3st’s creative power and growing popularity and we’re excited to see what he does next! Check out the album below!

Mile High 420 Festival w/ Rick Ross, Waka Flocka and More

Ain’t no party like a Denver 420 party. Legal weed is mainstream now and with that comes 420 celebrations around the country and even the globe, but Denver’s Civic Center Park has a deep tradition of massive smoke sessions on the highest of holidays, and the once protest/rally has evolved into a proper sanctioned music festival and smoke fest where everyone can consume our favorite plant in peace. This year’s celebration featured the likes of Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, The Alchemist, Tommy Chong, and more! Complete with top tier music acts, massive joints, smoke guns, and plenty of doobies, woods, bongs, and any other method of puffing you can imagine, this year’s Mile High 420 Festival was another one for the books. We teamed up with Armando Geneyro, Anthony Maes, and 3rd Division of Denver’s photojournalist collective TheyShootn to capture the fun. Check out the recap!

Wiz Khalifa is returning to Colorado with Esteemed Smoked-Out Roster for 420 on The Rocks

With 4/20 just about a week away, the excitement that surrounds the Front Range’s growing number of cannabis-related festivals, shows and events is becoming more and more palpable. But one show in particular has cannabis enthusiasts rolling their joints extra fat. On Saturday, April 22, Red Rocks will play host to some of weed culture’s most vocal members. Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson and Berner will be joined by Marlon Craft, Chevy Woods and Little Stranger for a show that will surely have an aroma wafting from Morrison to Aurora.

The Best Rapper You’ve Never Seen: Spark Master Tape

Spark Master Tape is the only name you’ll know him by — the otherwise anonymous rapper, who is speculatively based in California, is most identifiable for his sound. His pitched-down voice, masked face and gloved hands, and consistent protection of his true likeness leaves little else to identify him by. All of these things, in conjunction with his intoxicating and addictive music, contribute to an authentic, growing mystique surrounding Spark and his collective of musicians and artists, the Paper Platoon. SMT went dark on social media in recent years, only briefly resurfacing here and there, further adding to the intrigue for fans awaiting his next album.

¿Téo? Brings his Sol & Luna tour to Larimer Lounge

Last time we saw songwriting artist ¿Téo? he was doing stadiums with megastar Justin Bieber. He’s back again with a slew of new releases and his own international headlining run, the Sol & Luna tour. ¿Téo? brought his unique blend of rock, r&b, hip hop, and reggaeton to Denver’s Larimer Lounge, where the sold out crowd went crazy for the rising star.

DVSN brings intimate performance to Summit Music Hall

Don’t bring your girl to the DVSN show. She might runaway forever if this guy Daniel Daley invites her on stage, and if that doesn’t happen she might get mad at you for being in the presence of every other baddie in the city. Lawd. All jokes aside, the Toronto artist can SING, for real. We caught DVSN’s performance (sans producer Nineteen85) last night at Summit Music Hall in the heart of Denver, and we were quickly reminded that his powerful voice and dynamic range are even more impressive in the live arena.

Reggae legend J Boog rocks Sold Out Cervantes in Denver

If you’ve ever seen J Boog in person you know the man literally radiates good vibes. Born in southern Cali, raised in Hawaii, Boog carries a warmth with him that translates into his music, and especially his live performances. The critically acclaimed artist is on an extensive tour right now, heading into festival season, and we were lucky enough to catch his sold out show at the incomparable Cervantes ballroom.

Fo Chief Returns with introspective album Dark Matter

Prolific artist Fo Chief has been in the game for years, consistently dropping a myriad of solo projects and group ventures alike. His output has been consistent, but sonically he’s experimented with everything from boom bap, to trap, to records that sound like Rock and Roll, or even Soul. His latest offering, Dark Matter, is a mature blend of his dynamic singing, rapping, and writing talents, cohesively gelled by his unique production ear. With beats from the New York producer 8bars, as well as Anno Domini, Massprod and others, the project has a somber sonic landscape that matches the album’s title and gives way to vulnerable and honest concepts from Fo Chief.

RISING SEATTLE RAPPER HIGHWAY DROPS OPULENT NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “JET”

On the heels of his acclaimed, self-named- mixtape, Seattle born artist Highway is back with a brand new song and video “Jet.” The young rapper is settling into his new lifestyle as freshly signed artist, and from from the looks of it, he’s enjoying it. While the video is definitely decadent, the melodic song has much more of a reserved and reflective vibe than it does a braggadocious one. So far, Highway is displaying a high taste level and a dope aesthetic, we’ll be looiking out for more of his new releases soon!

Viral artist Yung City teams up with Global Dan for New single “Hopeless”

Already drawing comparisons to Juice WRLD and other greats, rising artist Yung City has garnered over 31 million plays on his recent track, This One is For You, a heartfelt tribute to his departed father. The 20 year old artist is hitting the charts for the first time and trailblazing for the next generation of conscious hip-hop by combining melodic rap with real messages and content. He’s now back again with another single, and this time he’s teamed up with acclaimed artist and songwriter Global Dan for their new collab, Hopeless, which is out now on all major streaming platforms.

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