Way before Drake shouted out Griselda Records in his now infamous Rap Radar interview, the Buffalo NY collective of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Benny the Butcher has been putting in work and garnering the respect of fans, critics, and artists alike. With a carefully curated aesthetic of super grimey beats, high fashion, raw content, and razor sharp bars, the crew has quickly gone from a boutique underground rap phenomenon to one of the most talked about movements in hip hop, hailed by many as the antithesis of the mumble rap sound that’s dominated the airwaves for the last several years. Now backed by Shady Records, and Roc Nation, Griselda is on their first major headlining national tour, and we were lucky enough to catch their performance at Summit Denver this week, where they performed slew of records from their various solo projects and crew compilations. We teamed up with the homies at TheyShootn to capture the unruly night. Check out the recap and look out for more from the mighty Griselda Records coming soon!
Birdd Luciano is a new voice emerging out of Chicago that is changing the energy within the city. After releasing his latest visual “Thoughts In My Head,” Birdd categorizes himself in an honorable class of rappers with his visuals totaling over 1 million combined views. Ghetto Blessings, sums up Birdd’s unique sound and diverse content, ranging from his hit single “Toxic Love,” Produced by Xcel, Thoughts In My Head to Top Shottas (Remix ft. HoodBrat) and more. Toxic Love is a catalyst track addressing relationship issues from the male perspective while Top Shottas shows a diverse flavor of Birdd’s versatility. Ghetto Blessings is an eclectic combination of producers Nate, Nefti, Xcel and Baron Galindo of story-telling fused with street music. Check out the album on Spotify, and look out for Birdd’s performance alongside LAHH HoodBrat on at Hip Hop massive Rolling Loud Festival on May 8th.
As products made with CBD, or cannabidiol, take off in the U.S., Chinese entrepreneurs are looking cash in. The WSJ visited China’s cannabis heartland to see how they are navigating this highly sensitive industry as they try to turn their country into a CBD superpower.
When we first saw that Roc Nations’s Rapsody and Rhymesayers Entertainment’s much talked about signee Sa-Roc were going on a US run together for Rap’s A Black Woman Created This tour, we were hype. Both artists have earned critical acclaim and respect from fans and piers alike, and it’s dope to see them join forces. We caught the Portland stop of the northwest leg of the tour at the charming Star Theater in the heart of the city.
In the first episode of Noisey’s new global rap series, host Chuckie goes to Poland to meet Popek Monster, the man with the reputation as the wildest rapper on the planet.
Hannibal Buress is one of the funniest people on the planet. His effortless, nonchalant approach to comedy has made him one of the most celebrated comics of our time. With several hilarious on-demand specials on Netflix (and others), dozens of television and film appearances and writing credits, as well as few massive tours under his belt, the 37 year old comedian shows no signs of slowing down. Fresh off his NBA Celebrity all star game appearance, he just announced an intimate pop up event at Denver’s famous Comedy Works, and we got a chance to ask him some questions in anticipation of the show. Check out the interview below, and make sure to RSVP for a chance to get FREE entry to the exclusive performance.
The legal weed business is expected to be worth $50 billion dollars within the next decade. And one 21 year old college senior is hoping to bring some very expensive bongs into the marketplace via the art world.
By now you’ve had long enough to comprehend all that went down at the 2019 World Surf League Tahiti Pro, from Owen Wright’s helmet-clad victory to the behind-the-scenes antics captured in STAB’s No Contest. Which means it’s the perfect time to drop this Sessions edit, which is full of extra bombs and cringe-worthy wipeouts.
Producer Gabrielle Watson, better known by her stage name A Hundred Drums, just released her debut album on Valentines day. The album is a self-titled, seven track offering that blends a wide array of genres and sounds into a cohesive and original soundscape that feels both ancient and futuristic. Listeners are sure to get lost in the web of intricate percussion rhythms and powerful synth voices that drive the project. The California native is currently residing in Denver, CO, revered by many as The Bass Capital, and we got a chance to talk to Gabrielle about the new EP as well as some other things she’s working on. Check out the intervew below, and be sure to check out her debut EP, A Hundred Drums, out now on esteemed label Gravitas Recordings.
People are stressed out, and insomnia is a common problem for people from all walks of life. A lot of people are avoiding over the counter and prescription sleep aids and turning to cannabis and hemp based CBD products. Sleepy CBD Tincture from EGO Los Angeles is lab tested for safety and potency, if you are on the hunt for a CBD sleep aid be sure to check them out!
For those who don’t remember the whole internet explosion just a couple of weeks ago, well, Ford might’ve been a part of a controversial decision. They didn’t necessarily do anything egregious. However, it turns out that Mustang fanatics weren’t too happy with the use of the name on the new Mustang Mach-E. For those who have been living under a rock, the Mach-E is an electric crossover similarly sized to the Ford Escape. If you’re looking for more details, they can be found right here.
ZΔCH R Ɇ Ɇ V Ɇ S is an up and coming EDM producer. His latest track melody features an amazing female vocalist leaving us wandering “Who was that signing”? The track is a banger and definitely worth a listen. Check out @zachreevess on Twitter and stream “Melody” below. Enjoy!
Ro$ewood Renegade, hailing from Austin, Texas is relying on his himself to get the next level. “Knockin” is a song about that exactly, as Renegade raps about Knocking on the music industries door. Previously Renegade and his brother Deezle started their own rap duo called ‘Double or Nuttin’, becoming local celebrities at school and in their neighborhood. He’s been working hard ever since that to grow as a solo artist and is taking hold of this moment to step into the spotlight. The only place to get Ro$ewood Renegade’s new mixtape “In My Own Lane” is by going to his website.
Marijuana is a projected 55 billion dollar industry that’s only available for adult use in just 11 states and medically legal in a little over half the country. As fortunes are being created and millions of dollars are being invested, over-regulating and restricted access have placed the wealth of legal marijuana into the hands of a select few, causing Democratic presidential candidates to use phrases like reparations or restorative justice in describing their plans for federal legalization.
Atlanta’s dynamic duo EarthGang have been on a roll for the last year or so and they show no signs of stopping. They had a few excellent contributions on Dreamville Records’ grammy nominated, certified gold album, Revenge of the Dreamers III, and their debut LP Mirrorland is a rock solid exhibition of their multidimensional talents. The two MC’s, Olu and WowGr8, are on a national tour to support the album along with Chicago great Mick Jenkins, and Portland’s up and comer Wynne. Their Feb 3rd appearance at Cervantes Ballroom in Denver marked EarthGang’s 11th consecutive sellout show on the tour, and we were lucky enough to experience the party. Their incredible performance lived up to high expectations, check out the photo recap below captured by our friend Blake Jackson. After this unforgettable show, we’re looking to forward to seeing what else EarthGang has in store for 2020.