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Fresh Pressed: SP Double – “Rolling Stone”

We were digging on this new video for SP Double’s “Rolling Stone” produced by !llmind and some site issues prevented us from posting as our featured video slot. So, we couldn’t let another second go by without posting it. This engaging video was filmed and edited by Jeremy Pape, and though it’s simple, it’s truly a perfect accompaniment to this track.

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Fresh Pressed: A. Meazy – “Juice”

A. Meazy’s debut album, The Real Ned Flanders, was extremely well received, and he’s still banking off that buzz with the drop of the second video for “Juice.” The visuals were shot, directed and edited by Jeremy Pape, and really capture the track’s tempo and theme.

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Fresh Pressed: NmE – “Havens”

The first time we heard NmE was at The Pit open mic night that used to go down at Funky Buddha. He’s also been a sound supporter of the community from all angles since forever. So, when dude sends over his debut solo track, we’re sure as hell gonna post it. His album is dropping on June 23 and the first single, “Havens” was produced by one of our favorites, Big J Beats, and he annihilated it. Check it out and give this cat some honest critique.

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Fresh Pressed: High Five – “Turn It Up”

The latest drop from High Five, “Turn It Up” delivers one of the hottest beats that has come out of the camp. The rhymes are clever and one emcee in particular flexes some intriguing and uneven cadence. We like when people think outside of the box, and this track piqued our interest.

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Fresh Pressed: Sour Mash Kids – “NoWhereToGo”

The Sour Mash Kids (Saint Nic and DJ Discord) released a couple tracks in true hip-hop fashion. The A Side, dropped five months ago, and the B Side dropped yesterday, both expertly scratched up. To offer the intended experience, we offer both sides, right here, right now. Get some. A Side: “IAintGettingOuttaBedToday” B Side: “NoWhereToGo”

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BC One Crowns Denver Champion

Red Bull is the city’s new saving grace. The various off-shoots of the mammoth brand have been scattering Denver’s recent months with transcendent events. Red Bull Sound Select shows have been consistently thrilling for even the most jaded among us, and the Red Bull BC One Cypher on July 6th was no different. Eyebrows were raised when Boettcher Hall, the upscale venue housed in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, was announced as the site for the B-Boy battle. The juxtaposition wound up being perfect- poetic even. Everyone there was a hip-hop enthusiast to say the least, and the legitimacy that Boettcher lent on Saturday night felt like just dues. There was a red carpet that led all the way from the street to the glass doors of the Hall; we walked it in our Adidas. The circular stage most often peppered with the black ensembles of orchestra members was turned into a straight spectacle. The exuberance of the competitors was ...

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Bump It or Dump It: Faith, optimism and confusion

These cats just want to be heard. Press play, decide if it’s worth bumping, or if it should be dumped and cast your vote. The Clique feat. Juicy – “Lick Gone Wrong” Dude loves god, and getting fucked up. It’s hard to find that balance, I guess. Abeasity Jones – “Tender Roses” This upbeat joint is hard not to like. Ol’ boy has some decent vocal chords too! D-Stylz feat. B3AST – “Forgot About Us” This is the first track off of his recently dropped, Stylz Season, and we were interested in hearing more.  

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Bump it or Dump it: Upbeat, silly and HAM all in one

This is that segment that allows you to get really real. Everyone wants honest feedback about their crafts, so listen and vote on whether the track is worth a second bump or if it should be flushed. Leave additional feedback in the comments, we all would love to know your thoughts. The Hood Consultants – Space Program (Produced by RedHanded) These cats rep all over Denver in this video. Jep Roadie – “Here I am” (Produced by Layird Music) This upbeat joint is hard not to like. Ol’ boy has some decent vocal chords too! Phonosapien – “Success” Another motivational joint to keep the mood elevated. B.Moore- “Kill Socrates” (Feat. Boom Biz, Prod. Amotbeats) We like when people don’t take themselves so seriously.

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Fresh Pressed: Catch Lungs, Cory Kendrix, Hustle Man – “Still Drippen”

Catch Lungs’ newest drop, “Still Drippen” featuring Cory Kendrix and Hustle Man definitely showcases outlandish cadence spewing from each of the rappers, but unlike many sippin’ tracks, this one doesn’t seem cliché. The beat nods to the chop and screw OG, DJ Screw, and the track itself is simply…(and slowly) fun. Who doesn’t love it when musicians just let loose a bit. What you think of Catch Lungs, Cory Kendrix, and Hustle Man – “Still Drippen”?

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Fresh Pressed: Trev Rich – “10”

On his birthday last month, Trev Rich celebrated by telling a piece of his story in appropriate list fashion, over Biggie’s “10 Crack Commandments” (mixed by Squizzy Taylor). It’s tough to even touch beats that were destroyed by legends, but Trev didn’t do half bad on this rendition. You make the call on Trev Rich – “10.”

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Fresh Pressed: A.V.I.U.S. – Next Best Me

This project from A.V.I.U.S., most widely known as the emcee of Prime Element (fka 3 The Hardway), dropped a few months back, and we enjoyed it as much as any of his solo projects. With beastly features from AG Flux, Fo Chief, Kid Astronaut, Paul Junior, Venus Cruz and Jay Class on only six tracks, the emcee hardly did it alone, but he definitely reinforced his relevance in the game, even after a noticeable hiatus. Of the EP, A.V.I.U.S. says, “This album was to show my growth not only as an artist, not only in the music aspect of writing and recording music, but in life.” We promise we weren’t sleeping on this one, but were you? Don’t worry, it’s not too late!

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Fresh Pressed: Plat Maravich, Buggz, IZM White, and more

Tons of new names mixed with some old favorites. See what HHRC’s Justine has to say about this batch of new Colorado hip-hop tracks, and she isn’t afraid to be real about it. – Ed. Plat Maravich – “Baby James” ft. Smoove Quotes Funky. I don’t know what to say about this. Listen for yourself. Buggz – “This Road” The video was dope and so are his other videos. I am just not so sure about his skills as an emcee. IZM White  – “They Say Yeah” I couldn’t tell if this was for real or Hip-Hop satire. Smoky Bare – “City Lights/Dreamin” This track has me conflicted. I like the concept, but it’s getting harder to decipher between what’s really dope talent and just good production. Lucchi4k – “Hunger Games” Not sure if this track is really freestyle but I dug it. High Five – “I Got It” Some good lovin’ and to peep this track is all you ...

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Fresh Pressed: Asphate, Ritual of Ether, Rolphy, U.T.I.C.A. and more

ASPHATE (G4-CSR) – “Like So” The first single off his solo LP this is definitely a stand out track styled with a wonderfully classic beat paired with listen worthy lyrics. Ritual of Ether – “Devil Bitch” This track is somewhere between electro/dubstep and Hip Hop/Rap/Horrorcore. Whatever it is I am feeling it. Definitely something new when it comes to Hip-Hop. Rolphy – “You and I” The song “You and I” by Rolphy carries some heavy content with subject matter that speaks on addiction and denial. The production quality is not great but somehow seems to add to the tone of the track. U.T.I.C.A. – “KILL EM ALL” – ft. Ladyy Chelaa & Koo Qua This track could definitely find its way on to my playlist. It is not super unique but I have to give a shout out to Ladyy Chelaa and Koo Qua. It is always refreshing to hear talented female emcees especially from the local scene where there is not nearly ...

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CRL CRRLL – “Cheers”

When you hear the name The Solution, it probably evokes visions of rigorous dancing, upbeat and unique musical selection, and an eclectic crowd. And all of that is true. When you hear CRL CRRLL you may see images of cool light shows, a smooth vocal range and intricate beats, which is also true. Put all of that together and you have “Cheers.” When shooting videos to accompany a track as familiar and specific as “Cheers,” why look any further than the parties that inspired it. The gang took the feel good single, collaborated with Black Sock Productions and Jonathan Martin and shot a video at The Solution and Goodness, including both live shots and photos from The Solution photographer, Armando Geneyro (@knoweroftheledge). Why is this such a great video? Well, besides the fact that you’re probably in it, it embodies that feeling, you know the one, where everyone knows your name… “Cheers” is a single off of the forthcoming The ...

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The 3hree Project

Today is the day, the one that many of us Colorado hip-hop heads have been waiting for. The official drop date of The 3hree Project. Find out more about the project and those involved over at www.thethreeproject.com or stream the whole project below.  

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